RFID technology can help hospitals, pharmacies, nursing homes, and other healthcare institutions track medical supplies and equipment, reduce waste, and enhance patient care.

As millions of COVID-19 vaccines are distributed around the world, healthcare systems are under intense pressure. Hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, pharmacies, health departments, and other medical organizations must reliably, quickly, and safely track multiple kinds of vaccines through complex supply chains, all while avoiding even the smallest of errors. Hospitals have always struggled with the balancing act of providing the best care for patients and dealing with limited resources.

SmartX HUB RFID Asset Management and Tracking can provide greater visibility, automation, and loss prevention when managing healthcare inventory and assets—more, of course, than just vaccines.

Read on and find out how location services can help improve health outcomes. Especially when infectious diseases spread.And the COVID-19 pandemic has made the advantages of RFID in healthcare clearer than ever.

By using our centralized RFID Asset equipment tracking software system that provides access via mobile device, healthcare providers can:

Healthcare inventory control and asset management with RFID

Low-cost printable RFID tags can be placed on individual medications, supplies, surgical kits, and other pharmaceutical items. The tagged items are automatically tracked by RFID fixed readers installed in hospital warehouses, storage areas, doorways, or supply cabinets.

As assets move from place to place, healthcare institutions use SmartX HUB solution to get highly accurate inventory visibility in real time—counting items 25 times faster than barcode scans and raising inventory accuracy rates to over 95%.

Data about items can give insight into usage patterns, reveal places that might be short on itens, and help predict when and where an item might be needed immediately. Healthcare companies can thwart hoarding of supplies, prevent over-purchasing for safety stock, and determine when it’s time for replenishment. Moreover, staff can avoid wasting time looking for an item; with visibility enabled by SmartX HUB, they’ll know exactly where to find it.

At the most important Hospital in Latin America, Brazil, staff used to manage inventory by manually scanning barcodes on assets with handheld devices. When the hospital faces an increased demand for surgical procedures, it adopted the SmartX platform to process the surgical material orders of RFID-tagged surgical kits as they moved throughout the facility, including shipping and receiving areas. With our automated system, staff now have insight into where items are as they move between warehouses, surgical rooms, or pass through doorways.

Loss prevention, waste reduction, and automation with SmartX HUB RFID Platform

SmartX HUB RFID system makes it easier to both detect and prevent theft—going beyond just an alarm at the door. Healthcare institutions can see which specific item has been taken and when, providing new insights into loss patterns, gaps in security, and causes of theft. Using real-time and historical data, medical institutions can crackdown on theft and prevent future losses.

Using the SmartX HUB platform, our customers can also greatly reduce waste and enhance safety. The information stored on the SmartX HUB system can include more than just the type of item; it can include a medication’s expiration date, manufacture date, lot number, and other such data. Armed with the knowledge of where specific items are at all times, healthcare companies can prevent expired or recalled medication from reaching a patient.

In Saudi Arabic, Magrabi Hospitals are using the SmartX HUB system to tracks medical assets in real-time and fully integrates with the hospital management database. 

Alster Hospital Group in Dubai is able to count and inventory 20.000 in one facility. The audit process now is made easy.

Our customer in Brazil, instead of wasting time tracking down individual assets, each device to be tracked is fitted with an RFID tag, and the unique ID is registered on the SmartX HUB software. Impinj readers then detect the presence of the tags and send the location information to the central database. This can be done through a network of fixed readers or through a mobile trolley reader which is pushed through the hospital detecting the presence of assets within range. This means that employees can find assets quickly by checking the database without having to waste time searching wards and corridors.

Improved patient safety and compliance through timely maintenance

Properly maintaining medical equipment is one of the most important efforts a construction firm can undertake to maintain productivity and profitability. But it can also be one of the trickiest, given the sheer volume of assets owned or rented at one time and the fact that many firms still rely on manual record-keeping to stay on top of service and repairs.

In today’s competitive construction industry, it’s imperative that every piece of equipment is proactively maintained, so it doesn’t fall out of service in the middle of a job. When that happens, the company doesn’t just have an asset problem— they have a labor cost problem.

With each asset tracked and logged in the hospital management database in real-time, scheduled maintenance is faster and easier than ever, ensuring that patients receive the best working devices and those out-of-order assets are replaced quickly.

SmartX HUB Platform can help Healthcare institutions  get ahead of maintenance issues by:

Hospital Asset Management

Save time and labor through Textile Tracking

Checking inventory in a timely manner can accurately plan events, conduct effective operations or prevent items from being lost and stolen. If textiles are stolen and the company does not conduct daily inventory counting, due to inaccurate inventory, it may face delays in daily operations. UHF textile RFID tag sewn into each type of textile can help companies count inventory faster and more efficiently. The RFID readers placed in each storage room will continuously count

Get the tools you need, when and where needed

For health systems battered by the COVID-19 pandemic and market pressures, improving oversight of mobile clinical assets and hospital equipment is a top priority. Resources and assets that are lost, stolen or difficult to locate can result in bloated inventories, unnecessary purchases and rentals, as well as extra maintenance costs, not to mention the loss of critical time from patient care. On average, hospitals experience an annual shrinkage loss of between 15 percent to 35 percent of total asset costs.


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