Centracks Intouch Care Real Time Location System

By: Freddic

Earlier this week GE Healthcare, in association with CenTrak, Inc. of Newton, PA, announced the launch of a new RFID technology capable of dividing a room or segmenting a bay by virtually creating radio frequency identification (RFID) walls. The system is capable of tracking people and equipment in complex indoor facilities as well as their outdoor periphery, automatically and accurately.

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is an automatic method for identification that's based on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID tags or transponders.
How it works?

How it works?

Centrack's InTouch Careâ„? system, based on RFID technology has the capability to monitor the location of hospital staff, nurses, doctors, and patients with high accuracy (room-level or sub-room level).

In order to use the product for identification and tracking, RFID tags need to be worn by people or attached to assets viz. medical instruments. In case of InTouch system these tags are flexible and lightweight.

Further, each of the tag carries an identification number and as the tags are continuously monitored, associated with them can be known at any point of time. For instance, if a nurse took off the tag from some equipment, the information transmitted would be "Tag#702 just removed from its asset," or for a separate event it could be "Tag#3500 leaving room 1603," etc.

The interface that makes it possible to decipher these radio frequency events into human comprehensible form are softwares, or "middlewares" as they are called.

Additionally, the system entails a variety of monitors used to track the RFID Tags in hallways, large areas, rooms, and sub-room divisions.

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