RFID Tracks Surgical Tools, Assets at Ixtapaluca Hospital
preparing to use passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID tags to track 11,000 surgical instruments, in order to ensure that none are misplaced before, during or after surgery. The deployment will follow a pilot involving the RFID-tagging of 500 tools. The RFID solution was provided by Mexican systems integrator HTK. The technology is also being used to track medical equipment, furnishings and other assets.