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RFID In The Hospital  

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

Track Critical Healthcare Supplies
with RFID

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 TrackingHandheld 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 ManagementRFID reduces time, labor, and guesswork in managing items in inventory. RFID checkpoints can 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.

Healthcare Equipment Tracking & Inventory Management with RFID

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’s rooms, hallways, and dock doors. All the solution requires is:RFID handheld gun being used for medication identification. Applications for RFID in healthcare.

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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What Goes Into An RFID System

Our RFID solutions use the right mix of tags, readers, software, and services to tackle your specific challenges.

  • Tags & Supplies

    Tags, labels, and inlays are the fundamental building block of any RFID solution. Between passive or active, a range of frequencies, label specsand environmental conditions there is a lot to evaluate when finding the right label.

  • Handheld Readers

    Gun-style, rugged handheld readers and good for read-intensive tasks in the warehouse and other industrial environments where a large quantity of tag data needs to be collected in a timeefficient manner.

  • Antennas

    Antennas provide the vital link between the fixed reader and tag, serving as the conduit that moves data back and forth. 

  • RFID Portals in Warehouse
    Fixed Readers & Portals

    With fixed RFID readers and checkpoints, you can quickly and accurately track large volumes of RFID-tagged cases, pallets, and items. They are ideal for use in high-density tag environments, high throughput applications, and on RF-challenging materials.

  • Printers & Encoders

    RFID printers give you the ability to identify, track, manage, and optimize, assets and inventory. Encoding (or printing) on RFID tags is the first step to having a successful RFID system.

  • RFID Software

    RMS Omega has partnerships with a variety of software vendors, allowing us to find the right inventory control or check-in/ check-out software for your application. RFID software provides a central database for monitoring inventory levels, location, and movement.

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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Explore Other Hospital Data Collection Applications

  • Inventory Tracking

    Healthcare inventory tracking can help your facility avoid shortages and overstock while locating lost and missing items.

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  • Patient Identification

    Healthcare administrators everywhere understand that positive patient identification is essential for safe patient care.

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  • RFID in the NICU

    RMS Omega’s patented RFID solution allows nurses to read ankle bands in the NICU with no line of sight, leaving infants undisturbed.

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  • Asset Management

    Healthcare asset tracking solutions help hospitals locate critical equipment and reduce costly replacements and loss.

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  • Medication Administration

    Eliminate errors and create timely and accurate medication administration processes.

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  • Specimen Collection

    Specimen collection and tracking is an essential part of patient care that informs both diagnosis and treatment.

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A Complete Solution From Design To Support

Every facility and business process has its own unique challenges. That is why RMS Omega takes a hands-on approach in managing RFID and RTLS implementations. Our process starts with understanding your unique challenges, needs, and goals – helping us create a solution that delivers positive outcomes for your business. Ultimately, we want to ensure that you receive a technology solution that exceeds your expectations and delivers a positive ROI. Our six-step process ensures just that.

Discovery & Design

Our trained systems & sales engineers will evaluate your work environment to determine the best plan of action for strategic technology implementation to solve challenges and achieve both short and long-term goals.

Project Management

RMS Omega has an internal team of solutions experts to oversee the successful design and implementation of complex and technical projects. We will monitor the project from the start and make sure everything is completed within an established timeline.

Statement of Work

The statement of work is a document that will map out our plan for implementation. This includes both hardware and software along with a description of processes after the system is complete. You will also receive a timeline for each phase of the project.


During deployment, we collaborate with your team to bring the proposed plan to fruition. Deploying each strategy often includes network design and implementation, staging and configuration of hardware, data integration, and staff training. Each of these necessary steps will ensure your team can hit the ground running once your system is live.

Analysis & Optimization

In an Analysis and Optimization, or A&O, we want to ensure your system is functioning the way it was intended. This is a process designed to optimize and enhance the performance of wireless coverage or system functionality throughout your facility and processes. An A&O is performed to identify and correct poor signals or reads along with incorrectly installed or underperforming hardware.

On-going Support

We are here to be an extension of your team, one point of contact for all of your data collection and RFID technology solution needs. To assist your organization in reaching new levels of productivity, you need a true partner, not just a vendor. That’s why we believe our support services are essential.

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Request more information about RFID or RTLS technology, inquire about costs, or schedule a free consultation to discuss your needs.

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