Final Agenda Announced for RFID in Health Care RFID Journal's ninth annual event will focus on helping health-care providers understand how the technology can help them improve patient safety, hospital operations and supply chain efficiencies.

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RFID Journal announced today its final agenda for RFID in Health Care (, the premier industry event focused on the use of radio frequency identification technology within the health-care industry. The conference and exhibition will be held on Dec. 4, 2013 at the Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center, located in Washington, D.C.

The event will feature leading hospital executives explaining how they employ RFID to improve asset-utilization rates, reduce expenses and improve patient outcomes, and will provide a unique learning experience for health-care executives. Early adopters will share the results of real-world deployments, and answer questions regarding the benefits they have achieved with RFID.

Speakers include:

  • Terry J. Broussard, RN, BSN, MPA, Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center's VP of support services, will share how the facility has expanded its use of a real-time location system (RTLS) beyond asset management.
  • Bob Celeste, GS1 US' pharmaceutical sector lead, will discuss the organization's standards for drug serialization and pedigree, and how they may impact companies.
  • Kathi Cox, a project consultant with Texas Health Resources, and Winjie Tang Miao, the president of the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance, will explain how an RTLS solution has improved patient outcomes and a return on investment (ROI) at its Fort Worth site.
  • Stuart Grogan, the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's radiology equipment manager, will share how RFID has improved efficiency and reduced costs for radiology vest inspection.
  • Akira Nakamura, Sanraku Hospital's general manager, will present a session explaining how RFID can help improve patient safety and nurse work efficiency.
  • Jodi Panzini, Concord Hospital's director of health information management,will discuss key aspects to consider when implementing an RFID supply chain management system, such as the one used at Concord Hospital.
  • Adrienne Shepardson, Phar.D., the manager of central pharmacy services in the University of Maryland Medical Center's Department of Pharmacy, will share how RFID has reduced labor costs and provided a better understanding of hospital inventory.

"Hospitals have been under pressure to cut costs without affecting patient care, and RFID is a proven way to do that," said Mark Roberti, RFID Journal's founder and editor. "This is the one event that health-care providers can attend to learn the many ways in which RFID can make their operations safer and more efficient—and, in some cases, actually improve patient outcomes."

RFID in Health Care will combine thought-provoking presentations, expert panelists and an exhibit area showcasing the latest RFID solutions for the health-care industry. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the leading technology companies and view their latest solutions. This event is designed for executives at hospital or clinics considering deploying RFID technology within their facilities.

For more information, please visit the RFID in Health Care Web site,, or contact attendee registration at healthcare(at)rfidjournal(dot)com or (631) 249-4960.

About RFID Journal
RFID Journal is the leading source of news and in-depth information regarding radio frequency identification (RFID) and its many business applications. Business executives and implementers depend on RFID Journal for up-to-the-minute RFID news, in-depth case studies, best practices, strategic insights and information about vendor solutions. This has made RFID Journal the most relied-upon and respected RFID information resource, serving the largest audience of RFID decision-makers worldwide—online and at face-to-face events. For more information, visit

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