RFID Tech Helps Reading Hospital Boost Volume of COVID-19 Vaccinations
The RFID solution provides a safeguard against expired medications reaching a patient, as RFID can be encoded with a Beyond Use Dating (BUD) when the vaccines leave the ultra-freezer and are scanned in the Kit Check scanning station.
"Since we started using RFID to automate our COVID-vaccination workflow, we have had accurate item-level counts to report back to the Pennsylvania Health Department, which ensures we vaccinate as many members of our health system community – and the larger community, as possible," Portnoy reported.
"Prior to leveraging RFID, we were, unfortunately, experiencing incorrect inventory counts at the end of some days, as the vaccines needed to be counted by hand three separate times en route to the patient, leaving too much room for human error."
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