Several Customers have asked a valad question: "How do we know what is in our Podbox, without having to open it up?" We have teamed up with FreedomRFID from Statesville, NC and NordicID from Atlanta to create the PODTRAQ RFID Asset Mamagement System.
Our solution is quick, easy and will cut man hours and inventory ulcers, immediatly. By taging inventory items with a UHF RFID Tag; entering brief item info into our or an existing logistics system; loading them into: a Podbox, on a storage shelf, in the cabinets of an Ambulance or Response Vehicle; and scan with our "Merlin" handheld RFID Reader....and bingo! There it all is.
For Incident Response we use a Sampo Gate system so as items roll on and off a response trailer.....items (even in Podboxes) are instantly loge into or out of service!
Here is a brief sysnopsis from our friends at NordicID on how RFID can assure a positive "Return on Investment" (ROI) and fewer headaches.
We can taylor the system to your needs!
Hospital returns 186% on RFID investment
RFID recently hit the mainstream at a major California hospital when the health centre became one of the first in the U.S. to jump high and clear over the RFID cost barrier. In May 2010, Mission Hospital, the largest healthcare provider in Orange County, rolled out a hybrid RFID/ infrared tracking system. Mike Kohler, the hospital's Director of Material Management, has never looked back. He pegs ROI to date at 186%.
"I don't know how a large medical centre can continue to maintain all the different parameters they have to and be state of the art without RFID," states Kohler. "It simplifies processes, drives down costs and you can literally raise your ability to care for patients."
The system implemented at Mission Hospital is designed to improve logistics by keeping track of medical devices. Each carries an RFID tag that tracks whereabouts as well as parameters such as last maintenance and/or cleaning. With a few keystrokes, administrators and medical professionals can locate all devices. This has boosted device utilization rates and eliminated equipment rentals and hoarding, a common problem in hospitals worldwide. Equipment shrinkage has also dropped from $150,000 per year to zero.