RFID & RTLS in Healthcare Symposium:
Business and Technical Essentials for Improving Patient Care and Safety.
This symposium will focus on the many applications of RFID and RTLS technologies currently deployed within different sectors of the healthcare industry, and will present the technical and business essentials needed for successful implementation. The experienced faculty will walk through deployments which have helped improve patient safety; provided real time visibility of high-value mobile assets; and have improved processes that lead to operating efficiencies and a higher quality of services delivered to the patient.
Those new to RFID and RTLS technology, senior and executive level IT, medical and operations staff.
- Compare and contrast the various RFID and RLTS technologies.
- Discuss best practices for implementing RFID and RTLS technologies including knowledge of successful case studies.
- Describe a framework for the adoption and integration of these technologies into a healthcare organization's strategic plan.
|DAY 1||MONDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER 2012|
|0800 - 0830||Registration
Tea & Coffee Session
|0830 - 0900||Opening Remarks & Welcome Address
Harry P. Pappas
|0900 - 0945||Symposium Keynote: "What just happened?" RFID as an Emerging Tool for Clinical Quality Improvement
A number of prototype systems for analysing clinical activity and detecting errors have been developed at the AUT aura laboratory and this talk will describe some of them and indicate where potential benefits can be found.
Take home points:
Guest Speaker: Dave Parry
Dave Parry is a senior lecturer and director of the AUT Radio frequency Identification (RFID) laboratory (AURA) in the AUT School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences. He was awarded a degree in Physics from Imperial College London, followed by a MSc in Medical Physics from St Bartholomew's Medical College. After immigrating to New Zealand in 1994 he gained a research MSc in computer science from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and his PhD from AUT in 2006. He became a fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics in 2010. Dave is the editor-in-chief of Healthcare Informatics Review Online. Dave has authored more than 70 academic publications in the area of health Informatics and RFID.
|0945 - 1015||Session 1
Title RFID & RTLS Essentials
This session will address the various RTLS / RFID technologies, basic physics and operation, outlining capabilities, operational characteristics and the general types of applications as a function of technology.
Speaker: Calvin Anderson
Calvin Anderson brings 30 years of IT experience helping apply new technologies to solve business problems where ease of use, reliability and performance are critical.
Calvin has spent six years as Chairman of the RFID Association of Australia working with leading organization to understand and appreciate the potential applications for RFID in transport, health care, logistics and specific industry sectors. He has hands on working relationships with health care organizations including suppliers, end users and various associations.
|1015 - 1045||Session 2
Title: Top Issues Confronting RFID Enabled Projects
Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is a wireless automatic identification and data capture technology. RFID is emerging as a multidimensional open innovation that can further the transformation of the healthcare through the emergence of innovative healthcare business models, better quality of care, improved patient and staff management, increased healthcare efficiency and effectiveness, and better decision making. Despite the high operational and strategic potential of the technology, its adoption and use within healthcare remain fairly low. The primary reason companies remain reluctant to investment in RFID technology is the challenging nature of RFID-enabled healthcare transformation projects. In addition, RFID related research has yet to identify key issues associated to RFID projects that explain why firms decide to move forward with or delay investment in RFID technology. The present symposium intends to fill this knowledge gap in the literature by identifying and rating key issues related to RFID-enabled healthcare transformation projects by a panel of experts using four rounds of the Delphi study.
Speaker: Samuel Fosso Wamba, Ph.D. Industrial Engineering
Samuel Fosso Wamba is a Senior lecturer at the School of Information Systems & Technology (SISAT), University of Wollongong, Australia and an Invited Associate Professor at Rouen Business School, Rouen, France. He earned an MSc in mathematics, from the University of Sherbrooke in Canada, an MSc in e-commerce from HEC Montreal, Canada, and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering for his work on RFID-enabled supply chain optimization, from the Polytechnic School of Montreal, Canada.
His current research focuses on business value of IT, inter-organizational system (e.g., RFID technology, social media tools) adoption and use, e-government (e.g., emerging topics, open data) supply chain management, electronic commerce and mobile commerce. He has published papers in a number of international conferences and journals including European Journal of Information Systems, International Journal of Production Economics, Information Systems Frontiers, Business Process Management Journal, Proceedings of the IEEE, HICSS, PACIS, and AMCIS. He is organizing special issues on RFID for the Business Process Management Journal, Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research and, Journal of Medical Systems.
His paper entitled: "Exploring the Impact of RFID and the EPC Network on Mobile B2B Ecommerce: a Case Study in the Retail Industry" of the International Journal of Production Economics, Special Issue on RFID: Technology, Applications, and Impact on Business Operations, Vol. 112, No. 2, pp. 614 - 629, which was part of the Top 25 Hottest Articles of The International Journal of Production Economics for April to June 2008 is now among the "Most Cited Articles" of the same journal.
Dr. Wamba is CompTIA RFID+ Certified Professional, Academic co-Founder of RFID Academia and Founder and CEO of e-m-RFID.biz.
|1045 - 1100||Break|
|1100 - 1145||Session 3
Title: RFID and RTLS Enhancing the Patient Experience, A Clinical Perspective
Healthcare delivery has always had unique pressures. The current demands and the rate at which change is occurring, is significantly challenging to providers and administrators alike. This session explores emerging technologies within the peri-operative environment and how these technologies are impacting patient care, re-defining workflow and reducing healthcare costs.
Speaker: Dr. Keley John Booth, VP Peri-operative Clinical Services, RHCC
Dr. Keley John Booth's focus is on the passionate pursuit of innovation and enhancement of perioperative healthcare delivery. Keley Booth was inspired to pursue a medical career after suffering a serious football injury that left his left arm temporarily paralyzed while in his early teens. Dr. Booth is a board certified diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology and completed his medical training and residency with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City. Following the formation of the anesthesia practice management firm Advanced Perioperative Services in 2006; Booth has served as Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology with Integris Health Southwest Medical Center. Now in his sixth year in this role, his leadership has resulted in the perioperative department achieving national recognition from the VHA, Inc. as a "Leading Practice" performer in perioperative efficiency. Most recently, Dr. Booth has been directly involved in the successful coordination and opening of a brand new, state of the art, full service Integris Health hospital and perioperative department in Edmond, OK. He is also Chief Medical Consultant of the Surgery Logistics firm, focused on the integration of technology enhancement of perioperative care delivery logistics.
|1145 - 1230||Session 4
Title: The role of RFID / RTLS in the Context of the Emerging M2M (Machine to Machine) Communications
This session discusses the role of RFID and RTLS in the context of emerging M2M (Machine to Machine) services in mHealth (healthcare using mobile wireless technologies). The lecture will discuss the future trends in the integration of RFID and RTLS in mHealth, the focus of several international initiatives to improve the access to healthcare in the world.
Speaker: Professor Pradeep Kumar Ray, PhD Director, Asia-Pacific ubiquitous Healthcare research Centre (APuHC)
Pradeep Ray is the Director of the Asia Pacific ubiquitous Healthcare Research Centre (APuHC) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia (see www.apuhc.unsw.edu.au). As part of the research programs of APuHC, he has been leading a number of collaborative research projects on eHealth with global organizations (e.g., WHO, ITU and IEEE), industry and academia in Europe, North America and Asia. His work on the WHO project (involving four countries in Asia-Pacific) on the assessment of eHealth for Health care Delivery (eHCD) led to the global mHealth initiative for the assessment of mHealth involving twelve countries all over the world. Pradeep is now the Chair of eHealth Committee at IEEE Communication Society. He is currently a member of the ITU-T focus group on M2M Service Layer Recommendations. His team was invited by the IEEE Humanitarian Technology Challenge (an initiative of with the UN Foundation) to write the first report on technology challenges for eHealth in 2008.
|1230 - 1330||Lunch|
|1330 - 1415||Session 5
Title: Passive RFID Case Studies
This session will provide an overview of two case studies. First, attendees will hear how implementing an enterprise-wide real-time information platform with RFID and RTLS technologies has improved identified Primary Points of Service, achieved hard-dollar cost savings, and improved patient satisfaction and patient safety. Then learn how the RFID system is enabling staff to know where the drugs are located, as well as the amount of each product available in stock at all times, so that it can reduce the quantity of items that are never administered due to exceeding their expiration date.
|1415 - 1500||Session 6
Title: RTLS Case Studies
This session will provide an overview of two case studies. Join us to hear how an implementation of a real time location tracking system has enabled increased efficiency, advanced patient safety, enhanced healthcare workflow and improved patient and staff satisfaction. Then, attendees will hear about current and proposed integrations and how leveraging existing vendor relationships can increase operational efficiencies and patient care.
|1500 - 1515||Break|
|1515 - 1615||Session 7
Title: Panel Discussion
|1615 - 1630||Closing Remarks|