Reva-4-Healthcare is an RFID infrastructure package designed to integrate seamlessly with AeroScout's MobileView track and trace application platform. It is the first passive RFID solution designed to support healthcare tracking applications.
Reva-4-Healthcare allows passive RFID tags to be used for tracking critical items that until now have been difficult or impossible to include in Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) healthcare applications. Existing solutions have used active RFID tags, while the new Reva-4-Healthcare solution complements active RTLS-based solutions by enabling the use of passive tags to track resources including assets, consumables and people.
Passive RFID tags do not require batteries and are economical enough to be used for tracking disposable and consumable items such as fluid bags, specimen vials, and single-use medical devices such as stents. Items requiring sterilization can also be tracked using passive tags packaged to survive the chemicals and heat of sterilization systems. Since passive tags can be produced in thin and flexible form factors, they can also be used to create labels and wristbands expanding the realm of trackable healthcare-related assets to include medications or people.
Healthcare applications that leverage RTLS capabilities can improve patient satisfaction and safety; they can also improve efficiency and save money. Specific benefits are realized in a variety of ways such as reducing of the incidence of preventable medical errors; monitoring compliance with equipment procedures or other hospital protocols; enabling the assessment of key hospital operational metrics including response times and treatment schedules; raising critical asset utilization rates and reducing the loss rate of expensive biomedical equipment.