Transfusion Medicine RFID @ HiMSS 11 (Sunday Feb 20, 9:15-10:15 a.m.)


If you are at HiMSS 11, check out this great session being presented by members of the Transfusion Medicine RFID Consortium on Sunday, February 20, between 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM, on how Auto-ID technology can make a difference to patient safety in hospitals. Look forward to seeing you there!

Session Title:

Applying RFID and Barcodes to Improve Patient Safety in Transfusion Medicine

This session will focus on applying RFID technology in transfusion medicine, and will highlight the collaborative journey of one hospital and blood center. The presenters will explain how this technology can prevent errors and measure safety improvements in transfusion, ultimately improving upon patient safety.

Speaker Information:
Alfonso Gutierrez, Director, RFID Lab, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thomas Raife, MD, Clinical Professor of Pathology & Medical Director, DeGowin Blood Center, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine


· Discuss how Auto-ID technologies can prevent errors in transfusion

· Describe how hospitals and blood centers are collaborating and learning together

· Learn new approaches for quantifying safety improvements in blood transfusion

Orange County Convention Center, Room 304 B




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