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Brigham and Women's Tracks Assets Through RFID

February 15, 2008
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Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) — a 747-bed nonprofit teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and member of Partners HealthCare — is now tracking patient care devices, most to room-level precision, across the 17 floors of its inpatient tower.

BWH, an early adopter of the Andover, Mass.-based Radianse location platform, piloted its active RFID-enabled technology in 2004/2005. Radianse Reveal Asset Tracking is now used in the ED, med-surg units, common areas, and cardiac care and perioperative units. In the spring of 2008, when BWH’s Cardiovascular Center opens, it will feature the Radianse real-time location platform.



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