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RFID In Healthcare

RFID in healthcare improves equipment tracking, patient ID, healthcare compliance, inventory management, and more.

Improve Tracking of Critical Healthcare Supplies with RFID Technology

Using RFID in healthcare can transform daily hospital operations. Radiofrequency identification (RFID) provides an efficient, cost-effective, and automated way to collect and manage information while also supporting best practices in patient care. RFID data collection can deliver benefits in a variety of areas such as:

  • Equipment & Asset Tracking – Handheld and fixed RFID readers can allow for faster locating of critical healthcare assets. With RFID, facilities can monitor the movement of supplies and prevent lost assets, items sent to the wrong location, delays, or even errors in patient care. 
  • Work In Process & Compliance – Create a system of compliance for healthcare workflows such as autoclaving and medication administration. Trigger notifications when an item is sent to the wrong location or doesn’t follow a complaint process. 
  • Inventory Management – RFID reduces time, labor, and guesswork in managing items in inventory. RFID checkpoints provide instant verification of the items and quantities that enter and leave your facility, in addition to verifying that the right supplies have been received in your shipment.

Using RFID To Increase Visibility within Healthcare Equipment Tracking & Inventory Management

Hospitals cannot afford to miss a beat due to lost or misplaced inventory. By tracking healthcare equipment with RFID, hospitals can monitor and account for inventory as it moves throughout a facility. All the solution requires is:RFID handheld gun being used for medication identification. Applications for RFID in healthcare.

  • Fixed RFID Readers
  • Passive RFID Tags
  • RFID Asset Management Software

As a result, hospital staff can avoid losing expensive assets, or jeopardizing proper patient care by not having the right equipment, medicine, or supplies at hand.

Get Started Using RFID

RMS Omega has decades of experience working with healthcare providers and data collection systems that utilize RFID. We build complete solutions with the right hardware, software, supplies, services, and support so your RFID system continues to deliver the results you need to improve patient care. Each RFID solution is tailored to the challenges your facility needs to address.

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Key Solution Components

Our premier partnership with manufacturers and product certifications allow us to offer a variety of healthcare technologies and solutions to fit your needs.

  • RFID Asset Tags

    There are a variety of RFID asset tags to choose from based on your application, environment, and what you’re trying to track. RMS Omega does extensive tag testing to ensure the success of your RFID system.

  • Fixed RFID Readers

    Fixed RFID readers can create inventory checkpoints at dock doors, hallways, rooms, and other areas of your healthcare facility. Passive fixed RFID solutions can help prevent lost or missing assets while also enforcing process compliance.

  • Handheld RFID Readers

    Mobile handheld RFID readers allow healthcare staff to perform rapid inventory counts and patient identification. In some instances they can be used to track down the location of a specific asset.

  • RFID Software

    RFID software gives you a central platform to view asset locations and receive instant custom alerts. Get custom floorplans of your facility to monitor inventory, assets, compliance and much more.

  • RFID Printers

    Hospitals can use mobile, desktop, industrial, or wristband printers based on their application. All provide reliable and cost-effective in-house printing of RFID tags that are designed to work in your environment.

  • Services

    Our tailored services provide a full RFID solution that is designed to achieve your desired outcomes. We are your single point of contact from initial RFID system design to ongoing support after it is implemented.

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Request more information about a particular technology, inquire about general pricing or demo equipment, or schedule a no-cost consultation to discuss your business challenges.

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Case Study: How One Hospital Eliminated Costly Loss with RFID

Healthcare organizations that have implemented RFID or RTLS technology for asset tracking and inventory see ROI almost immediately by preventing loss, avoiding costly re-orders, and better utilizing their existing assets. Other advantages of using RFID in healthcare include:

  • Avoiding errors with medications or equipment being sent to the wrong location.
  • Enforcing compliance for hygiene and best practices.
  • Eliminating re-order of costly equipment.
  • Timely location of critical items required for patient care.
  • Organization-wide inventory snapshots.
  • Real-time location of important supplies.
  • Automated inventory recording and tracking.

As a result of implementing an RFID system for healthcare equipment tracking and inventory management, Saint Luke’s reduced on-hand inventory value from $3.2 to $2.7 million and was able to precisely locate high-value assets. By knowing their exact inventory and what they needed, they also saved 12% on bulk orders.

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Calculate How Much You Can Cut Costs With RFID

Tracking Inventory, Assets and Work in Process

Access our exclusive savings calculator and enter basic information about your operations to receive an instant, detailed breakdown of potential savings across various categories. Ready to see the savings?

Calculate your RFID savings potential across three major use-cases.

Asset Tracking – Monitor equipment usage and quickly locate lost or missing assets to reduce loss and enhance your production capabilities.

Inventory Management – Maintain accurate inventory records and track stock as it moves in, out, and around your facility. Using RFID for inventory management improves data accuracy and slashes the time and money spent on cycle counts and audits.

Workflow Tracking – Get a clear picture of your production operations to identify bottlenecks and track parts and materials throughout their lifecycle. Track critical components as they enter your plant, proceed through a workflow and ship out to a new location.

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RFID Applications In Healthcare

Our RFID solutions deliver immediate benefits and ROI across many critical areas of healthcare operations.

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Our Services

Our in-house professional services group is here to support you every step of the way. From project design, implementation, deployment, and training to depot repair, help desk, and on-site services.

Discovery and Design

Discovery and design services ensure that your technology investment will produce the results you need to achieve positive business outcomes.


Deployment services accelerate your technology implementation, helping you get up and running faster with device installation, configuration, and training.

Repair & Support

Offering comprehensive maintenance solutions tailored to meet your needs, our Service Care programs range from time and material to service contracts, on-site service and depot repairs.

Wireless Networking

RMS Omega provides a broad range of wireless networking services to offer a complete solution that supports your business operations.

Managed IT Services

With device management services, our support team can perform remote centralized IT administration over your mobile computers, printers, and more.