RFID reduces infections during surgeries
The US average of infections during surgeries is about 2%.
RFID minimizes this risk by tracking surgical tools in the room and reducing the need of leaving the room during the procedure.
The University of Rochester Medical Center has installed RFID technology in its mobile healthcare units for orthopedic surgeries, providing useful data as:
- Patient’s identity and medical records
- Patient’s med allergies
- How long took the procedure
- Register cleaning between surgeries
- Correct placement of the cart with surgical tools, avoiding dirt and bacteria