Veterans Affairs to Install RFID in Hospitals across America

June 14, 2013 Joey McFarland

Veterans Affairs to Install RFID in Hospitals across America

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is deploying RFID technology at 152 medical centers and 1,400 community clinics to improve care and reduce costs. The VA plans to invest $543 million and expects a significant return on investment (ROI) from more efficiently tracking assets and improving business operations.

Hewlett Packard’s HP Enterprise Services division was selected to provide the turnkey solution, which includes passive and active RFID tags and readers delivering real-time locationing (RTLS), throughout the VA network. Impinj partner OATSystems was chosen as the HP subcontractor to provide the passive UHF Gen2 RFID hardware which will include 7,500 reader portals from Impinj, as well as handheld readers and tags. UHF RFID technology will be used to track items and IT assets throughout VA facilities. The VA hopes to improve operational efficiency and better utilize assets, while speeding up inventory taking processes.

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Source: RFID Journal

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