Thomson Medical Centre enhances infant security with baby tagging solution

Joint Thomson Medical and Cadi Scientific news release (extract), February 6, 2013: Mothers who deliver their babies at Thomson Medical Centre (TMC) will now enjoy a greater peace of mind with the launch of a baby tagging solution. Using RFID (radio frequency identification) technology, the Cadi SmartSense Infant Safety Solution (Gen II) allows parents to…

Singapore General Hospital’s new bed management system shortens waiting time for beds

News articles (summary), September 2012:   Singapore General Hospital (SGH) implemented the world’s largest bed management system based on radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in May 2009. The system allows hospital staff to check patient status and search for suitable beds electronically in real time. With this system, the time from the moment a patient is charged to…

Hong Kong Union Hospital adopts RFID temperature sensors for pediatric patients

RFID Journal, article (extract), September 11, 2012: The system enables the children to have a better night’s sleep, and also provides nurses with real-time readings of temperature and other vital signs. Compared with adults, pediatric patients are at greater risk of spiking fevers, and for that reason, hospitals must often record the temperatures of young…

Wuxi People’s Hospital in China investigates the use of wireless temperature monitoring in the ICU

护理学杂志 (Journal of Nursing Science), article in Chinese (summary), January 2012: Researchers from Wuxi People’s Hospital in Wuxi, China, investigated the use of the Cadi SmartSense wireless temperature monitoring system on 180 patients in the hospital’s ICU and found that temperature readings recorded by the system were close to axillary temperature readings taken with a mercury thermometer. The…

Wireless temperature monitoring at a Wuxi hospital reduces costs of labor and consumables and chances of spread of infection

中国数学医学 (China Digital Medicine), article in Chinese (extract; original and translated), October 2011: Last paragraph of article (translated): The use of RFID-based temperature sensors to measure temperature represents a change from the manual methods used in the past. Such sensors can be conveniently used for continuous monitoring of critically-ill patients, patients with infectious diseases, and patients…

The use of RFID technology in the ICU

中华医院管理杂志 (Chinese Journal of Hospital Administration), article in Chinese (extract; original and translated), September 2011:   Discussion (translated): The ICU has all kinds of critically ill patients, data from intensive care monitoring, mobile devices, and medical waste. ICU staff faces high workload and high pressure. It is possible to take advantage of the mobility-enabling feature,…

Singapore General Hospital improves bed management with automated system

 Hospital IT Europe, article (summary), summer 2010: To better manage bed resources, Singapore General Hospital deployed the Eclipsys patient flow software in integration with wireless patient location tracking system from Cadi Scientific. The integrated system significantly improved operational efficiency in patient flow from admission to discharge. In particular, it reduced daily average overflow by 12%,…