RFID Applications in Healthcare      exponent Consulting Group            22nd February 2011
Introduction •   Introduction to exponent      – Who we are      – Our business model •   Overview of RFID Technology     ...
Exponent Consulting GroupINTRODUCTION TO EXPONENT
Introduction to exponent  • Management Consultancy Group based in Chicago, USA, specializing in:      – RFID Storage      ...
Introduction to exponent  • Exponent recognizes the challenges of new technologies      – Risks associated with implementa...
Exponent Consulting GroupRFID TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
RFID Technology Overview  •   Radio Frequency Identification  •   Utilizes the principles of electromagnetic radio waves t...
RFID Technology Overview  • Any RFID system is composed of a set of discrete components:      – Tags      – Readers/Antenn...
RFID Technology Overview  • Tags are classified by EPC Global (an Industry Standards Body) and are    known as Generation-...
RFID Technology Overview   • Can replace or be used in conjunction with barcodes:       –   Allows Item level tracking as ...
RFID Technology Overview   • RFID Tag Structure & Applications       –   Can be implanted       –   Can be swallowed      ...
RFID Technology Overview  • Readers are classified as being:      –   Hand Held      –   Fixed      –   Vehicle Mounted   ...
RFID Technology Overview  • Software is often needed at the middle tier to provide connectivity with    Hospital legacy sy...
Exponent Consulting GroupHEALTHCARE IMPLEMENTATIONSCENARIOS
RFID in Healthcare - Scenarios  • Healthcare implementations of RFID revolve around high value asset    tracking with mini...
RFID in Healthcare – Patient Tracking                                                            Data                     ...
RFID in Healthcare – Medicine Tracking                                     Receptacle Supplier   Hospital                 ...
Exponent Consulting GroupPARTNER IMPLEMENTATION &MANAGEMENT MODEL
Partner Implementation & Management Model  • Such a model necessitates a careful selection of partners  • With any new tec...
Partner Implementation & Management Model  • On review an acceptance of the findings of the RRA, RSS and RBPR, only    the...
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    1. 1. RFID Applications in Healthcare exponent Consulting Group 22nd February 2011
    2. 2. Introduction • Introduction to exponent – Who we are – Our business model • Overview of RFID Technology – Principle of Operation – Components – Tags, Readers, Antennas, Software – Tag Classes, Properties & capabilities • Healthcare Applications for RFID – Patient Tracking & Record Management – Medication & Inventory Management • Partner Implementation & Management Model – Implementation - Project & Change Management Processes – Infrastructure Management – Service Provisioning
    3. 3. Exponent Consulting GroupINTRODUCTION TO EXPONENT
    4. 4. Introduction to exponent • Management Consultancy Group based in Chicago, USA, specializing in: – RFID Storage – Cloud Network Storage Solutions • Implementation expertise provided by our technical partners: – Entigral Systems (www.entigral.com) – Cleversafe (www.cleversafe.com) • Employ a unique business model: – Partner with our clients – Share the risks of implementation – Provide an optional support and technology management role
    5. 5. Introduction to exponent • Exponent recognizes the challenges of new technologies – Risks associated with implementation – Questionable ROIs – Continued technological expertise post-implementation • Exponent addresses all these by adopting a “partner-model” as opposed to a typical “vendor-model” – Allows you to concentrate on your core expertise – Healthcare management – Allows us to focus on ours – RFID management • Permits the greatest level of flexibility and comfort for our partners – Clients can acquire Infrastructure, Training, Maintenance and Support services – Clients can acquire Infrastructure while outsourcing Maintenance & Support – Clients can acquire an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) – with minimum CAPEX
    6. 6. Exponent Consulting GroupRFID TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
    7. 7. RFID Technology Overview • Radio Frequency Identification • Utilizes the principles of electromagnetic radio waves to transmit, interrogate and receive information from RFID tags: – Near Field Inductive Coupling – Far Field Backscatter Propagation • The RFID tags are associated with assets and come in two flavours: – Active – have their own power source, capable of communicating directly – Passive – no internal power source, can only respond to a reader request • This information can be processed to provide real time asset visibility: – Location/Proximity of Tag – ID of Tag, linked via system to asset details – Physical Status of Tag – temperature, humidity level etc.
    8. 8. RFID Technology Overview • Any RFID system is composed of a set of discrete components: – Tags – Readers/Antennas – also known as Interrogators – Application Software & Middleware
    9. 9. RFID Technology Overview • Tags are classified by EPC Global (an Industry Standards Body) and are known as Generation-2 or Gen-2 tags: Active – Rewritable with adhoc network Class 5 capability with all tag classes Active – Rewritable with adhoc networking Class 4 capability with other class 4 tags Class 3 Semi-passive with integrated sensors Class 2 Passive – Authenticated Access Control only Class 1 Passive – Read and Write Once only Class 0 Passive – Read only
    10. 10. RFID Technology Overview • Can replace or be used in conjunction with barcodes: – Allows Item level tracking as opposed to class level – Can be processed at greater distances than a barcode – Supports bulk processing as opposed to single item scanning – Can store more information about the item – Allows information updates to be stored on the tags
    11. 11. RFID Technology Overview • RFID Tag Structure & Applications – Can be implanted – Can be swallowed – Can be embedded – Can be pasted
    12. 12. RFID Technology Overview • Readers are classified as being: – Hand Held – Fixed – Vehicle Mounted – Printer – Utility •Antennas (which are also effectively readers) come in a variety of form factors but are configured as per tag functionality:
    13. 13. RFID Technology Overview • Software is often needed at the middle tier to provide connectivity with Hospital legacy systems (patient records, pharmacy, inventory etc.): – Traxware – Other Entigral products
    14. 14. Exponent Consulting GroupHEALTHCARE IMPLEMENTATIONSCENARIOS
    15. 15. RFID in Healthcare - Scenarios • Healthcare implementations of RFID revolve around high value asset tracking with minimal human involvement: – Patient Tracking • Where are our patients spending most of their time? • How much time do they spend waiting to be served? • Where are the patient records? • Can reports, samples, tests all be reliably linked to the correct patient? – Asset Tracking & Inventory Management • Where are our beds, wheelchairs, mobile medical equipment located right now? • Which items are missing and when did they go missing? • Which items are below the threshold level and need to be ordered? – Medication Tracking • Which pharmaceuticals are located on each floor of my hospital? • Which of these drugs will expire within the next 6 months? • How much of each medicine is consumed on a daily basis?
    16. 16. RFID in Healthcare – Patient Tracking Data Center Reception Clinic Laboratory Radiology Pharmacy
    17. 17. RFID in Healthcare – Medicine Tracking Receptacle Supplier Hospital Ward 6 Store Data Center Medicine Cabinet – Ward 6
    18. 18. Exponent Consulting GroupPARTNER IMPLEMENTATION &MANAGEMENT MODEL
    19. 19. Partner Implementation & Management Model • Such a model necessitates a careful selection of partners • With any new technology adoption comes “change”. This is always accompanied by “pain” • Exponent needs to know if its partners can bear this “pain” for the greater good of the enterprise • We thus proceed cautiously in a rational, staged manner maintaining the greatest level of transparency: – Conduct a thorough RFID Readiness Assessment – RRA – Conduct a detailed site survey to understand the scope of the project - RSS – Study and document the Business Process Reengineering required - RBPR
    20. 20. Partner Implementation & Management Model • On review an acceptance of the findings of the RRA, RSS and RBPR, only then is a detailed Project & Change Management Plan – PCMP drawn up • The PCMP always includes a staged introduction of the technology: – Begins with a pilot implementation – Proceeds to allow the pilot to be tested and stabilized – Allows for a pilot rebuild if acceptance criteria are not met – Proceeds to iterate on subsequent stage builds to finalize in complete solution

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