'Smart' hospitals fight medical errors


Look for a dramatic increase in use of radio-frequency identification (RFID) as hospitals battle costs, medical errors, and counterfeiting.

Patrick Sweeney, founder of ODIN (Ashburn, VA) says: "At ODIN we've been using RFID in health care for five or six years now and, true, the sales cycles are long, but the benefit is tremendous. Our specimen tracking solution took Mayo Clinic's industry average error rate from around 10% down to below 1%. That saves lives, and it saves money."...
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