Intelligent Medical Home™ Video Released

With our healthcare system undergoing  major changes and transformation, the Intelligent Health Association and the RFID in Healthcare Consortium  showcased the latest in technologies and solutions that make our homes safer and a primary location to deliver care and patient education. The remote care devices and “smart” home technologies you will see in the Intelligent Medical Home™ exhibit video (HIMSS14, Orlando) will be a sampling of the explosion of innovation that is happening in the healthcare “ecosystem”.

Read more and see the video here!

The RFID in Healthcare Consortium Announces
Intelligent Hospital Award Recipients

Industry Awards Recognize Leaders in Advanced Healthcare Technology Solutions

NEW YORK, February 12, 2014 — The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) and Intelligent Hospital.org announced today the following six awards for 2014 and their recipients:

  • Improving Regulatory Compliance was awarded to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Conrad Emmerich, associate vice president for resource management and enterprise visibility; Beverly Essick, D.O.M. and director of clinical compliance and regulatory services; and Mary Jagim, associate director, Office of Enterprise Visibility, will receive the award.
  • The award for Improving the Patient Experience: Care and Safety was awarded to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Receiving the award are Bobbie Carroll, senior director of patient safety and clinical informatics, and Sarah Giga, MS, manager, clinical systems integration.
  • For his team, Dr. Joseph P. Drozda, Jr., director of outcomes research, Mercy, based in Chesterfield, Missouri,will receive the award for the Most Innovative Use Case.
  • Most Innovative Use of Business Intelligence was awarded to Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware. Receiving the award are Leslie Mulshenock, director, Christians Care’s Heart and Vascular Interventional Services; and Matthew P. Esham, the manager for the Heart and Vascular Information Technology Department.
  • Carleen Penoza, director of infomatics, will receive the Most Innovative Use for Physical Security award for Beaumont Health System of Royal Oak, Michigan.
  • Conrad Emmerich will receive the Best Comprehensive Integration award for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Read the full press release here.

Judges for 2014 Intelligent Hospital Awards Announced

NEW YORK, November 20, 2013 — Intelligent Hospital, a subisdiary of the RFID in Healthcare Consortium, announces the judges for its second annual Intelligent Hospital Awards. The awards recognize the companies and individuals that have made significant contributions to patient care and healthcare facility management.

The distinguished judges are: Gisele Bennet, Georgia Institute of Technology professor; Alfonso Gutierrez, University of Wisconsin distinguished researcher; Donna Hudson, University of California-San Francisco professor; Daniel W. Engels, Southern Methodist University associate professor; and John W. Walz, consultant and retired Lucent Technologies manager.  Read the full press release here.

Intelligent Hospital Awards Enter Second Year
and Open Call for Nominations

RFID at HIMSS convention trade showNEW YORK, November 1, 2013 — The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) and Intelligent Hospital.org – pioneering organizations in advanced technology initiatives for improved patient care and healthcare facility management – are now accepting nominations for the second annual Intelligent Hospital Awards: http://intelligenthospital.org/awards

Chaired by Emily Sopensky, co-founder of the RHCC, the 2014 Awards Committee comprises solution leaders Ascom Systems (US); Cardiopulmonary Corp.; CareFusion; Ekahau; HP; MEPS Real Time, Inc.; Skylight Healthcare Systems, Inc; Skytron; STANLEY Healthcare; WaveMark; Clinical Computer Systems; PDC; Brother Mobile

Read the full press release here.

New Photos & Videos Now Available from HIMSS13 – New Orleans!

We now have new video and photos with detailed descriptions of the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion at HIMSS13 – New Orleans.

Follow this link to visit our updated and expanded Photo Gallery or this link to visit the Video Gallery. Learn more about the Intelligent Hospital and what our sponsors thought about the benefit of their participation. We will be adding more videos in the coming weeks from IHTV, so please come back and visit again!.

Watch Our Newest Videos Now On IHTV!

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An Intelligent Hospital™ and RFID in Healthcare Consortium Overview

Harry Pappas, CEO of the RFID in Healthcare Consortium explains how and why the organization was formed, with IHTV video of the 2013 Intelligent™ Hospital Pavilion at HIMSS13 in New Orleans.

The educational demonstrations at the, Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion deliver a number of compelling use cases across collaborating vendors that highlight how multiple technologies can seamlessly, interoperate with state of the art, medical equipment and co-exist to improve the overall patient care environment.

Sponsors Are Impressed With Their Participation In The Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion

Sponsors of the Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion comment and share their thoughts on their participation at the HIMSS13 exhibition in New Orleans and involvement with the RFID in Healthcare Consortium.

The Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion brings together not only RFID and RTLS technology firms and their many use cases, but also new and complementary technologies such as NFC, bar coding, software, sensors, and wireless technology firms all at one easy, accessible location.

The Intelligent Hospital ™ Pavilion at HIMSS2013, Exceeds Expectations!

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Inside the Intelligent Hospital – Past Vision, Future Reality

Standing at the entrance to the Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion at the HIMSS13 Conference – waiting for the ribbon ceremony to conclude and let the crowd of eagerly waiting attendees into the exhibit – I couldn’t help but think back to 2007 when several of us from the RFID Technical Institute and the pavilion overviewInternational RFID Business Association began designing the education model for the healthcare environment of the future. The challenge was to envision the overall hospital care process from end-to-end and begin mapping new enabling technologies to the various clinical work methods. We had an arsenal of new auto-identification tools – RFID, RTLS, sensors, etc. – that begged to be incorporated into this challenging, complex setting. Each operational area of the hospital was reviewed for its strengths and weaknesses and then revised by applying a suitable tool that produced benefit – performance improvement and/or risk mitigation. The envisioned hospital work methods model became the basis of the design for educational courseware that prototyped the intelligent hospital experience and provided a framework concept for the development of the pavilion.

RFID at HIMSS convention trade showAs the opening ceremony commenced there was a sense in the audience that something special was about to happen. Then on cue, maneuvering between onlookers, there appeared the newly introduced RP-7i ® Robot from INTOUCH HEALTH – a device combining remote control and remote presence technologies that allows a remote clinician to see and interact with patience and staff. The “robotic physician’s assistant” proceeded toward the pavilion entrance and delivered the ribbon cutting scissors to complete the opening ceremony. With that small task facilitated in a creative way the RP-7i aid suddenly became symbolic of greater things to come, not only in the pavilion, but also within the broader healthcare industry. Welcome to our new electronic member of the hospital community! Continue reading here.

The RFID in Healthcare Consortium and HIMSS have partnered in  2011, 2012 and again for 2013 to deliver a series of educational programs to the life sciences industry to help raise the level of awareness for the use of a technologies in improving patient care, safety, and operating efficiencies in a healthcare, assisted living and nursing home facilities.

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The “Intelligent Hospital ™” section, comprised of FIVE rooms, was the HIGHLIGHT of the 10,800 square foot pavilion in 2012. It included:
  • a complete OR suite
  • state of the art War Room
  • a fully equipped ICU
  • a Step DownRoom
  • a complete ED facility

In addition, the 2013 pavilion included:

  • a Virtual Theatre
  • a Hospital Smart Pharmacy
  • an EMS vehicle
  • more exciting new use cases and demonstrations
  • an RHCC Intelligent Hospital Awards Ceremony
  • a two evening  Cocktail Reception

The “Intelligent Hospital ™” section of the Pavilion provided a practical overview of a variety of technologies seamlessly integrated to provide clinicians with ‘real-time’ patient information delivered to their smartphones or tablets. Numerous use cases simulated scenarios from the OR, ICU, Step-down and ED rooms as part of the “Intelligent Hospital”.

Clinicians saw first-hand how information collected through the use of  data capture technologies and from diverse patient care environments including remote locations.  The pavilion showcases solutions that incorporated auto-ID/Bar code scanning, RFID, RTLS (real time locating systems), Sensors and Wireless technologies. The “Intelligent Hospital™” demonstrated centralized and distributed methods of managing physiological data and alarms. The Pavilion focused on raising the level of awareness and educating healthcare professionals. To learn more about HIMSS13,  view the HIMSS13 brochure HERE!

About The Intelligent Hospital™


Dr. Paul Frisch,<br>President, CTO

Dr. Paul Frisch, President, CTO


The “Intelligent Hospital™” has been designed and developed by the RFID in Healthcare Consortium, (RHCC) a not for profit, educational organization www.rfidinhealthcare.org) our sponsoring technology vendors and with the invaluable input and advise from are our esteemed, healthcare professionals on the Pavilion Advisory Board. The objective of the “Intelligent Hospital™” is to demonstrate the changing healthcare patient envi­ronment by integrating advanced clinical devices with layers of interconnectivity among supporting technologies, such as auto-ID, RFID, RTLS, Sensors, and Wireless along with point-of-care information delivery and communications devices. The combination of these clinical devices, systems and supporting technologies addresses many of the issues affecting workflow and potentially impacting patient care and safety."

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Read the Full Press Release with more information about the Intelligent Hospital Awards HERE!
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