Recent RFID experiences in hospitals

Dr In K Mun, Director
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, United States
 

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Presentation Summary

  • RFID applications are taken more seriously by hospital managers as a way to reduce cost and increase efficiencies. Understanding workflow is essential for a successful RFID project
  • RFID asset tracking has shown positive ROI at many sites
  • For electronic pedigree information for pharmaceuticals, RFID technology may play an important role
  • Case Studies of RFID in hospitals

Speaker CV

Dr. Mun has been working in healthcare since 1982. He spend two years at a pharmaceutical company, 18 years as a neuro-radiology faculty at Columbia University Medical School and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY, NY and seven years as the director of research at for-profit hospitals like Miami Heart Institute and Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. He has extensive research and development experiences in 1.5T & 3T MRI, PACS, HIS, CT, Ultra-high field MRI, PET, cvMRI, Ultrasound, CT-in-OR, digital X-ray.and applications in neurosurgery.
 
Since late 2000, he has been interested in automatic identification technology including barcode and RFID, to improve patient safety and hospital workflow management due to many difficult issues with using barcode for patient safety applications. He has been working with AutoID lab at MIT since 2003 to understand the advantages and disadvantages of RFID for patient safety and became the director of hospital research of Healthcare Research Initiative at MIT, leading the research and development to improve patient safety using RFID.
 
He has over 100 publications and Presentations in chemistry, computer assisted drug design, radiology, cardiology neurosurgery, high temperature super conductors, RF coils, functional imaging, MRI, CT, PACS, PET and RFID.

Company Profile

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is a 407-bed, acute, medical /surgical facility, providing award-winning quality care and services including inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and surgical services to the South Florida community since 1965.
 
The only hospital located in Aventura, Florida, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale and strategically situated to serve both southeast Broward and northeast Miami-Dade counties. Staffed by more than 750 physicians representing 56 specialties and 1,100 healthcare professionals, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center meets the healthcare needs of its neighboring communities through continuous program enhancement and service excellence.

Speaker Biography (In K Mun)

Dr. In K. Mun has spent over 25 years in healthcare. He has received a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Cornell in 1980. He spent two years at a pharmaceutical company as a group leader in automation and drug design, 16 years as a radiology faculty member at Columbia University Medical School, over four years as director of research at Miami Heart Institute and four years as director of bio-medical research at Aventura Hosptial & Medical Center, focused on research and development of clinical 1.5T & 3T MRI, PACS, HIS, CT, Ultra-high field MRI, PET, cvMRI, vCT, Ultrasound, CT-in-OR, digital X-ray, AutoID, RFID and applications in radiology, cardiology, neurology and neurosurgery. He has been interested in automatic identification technology including barcode and RFID for patient safety issues since 2000. He has been working with MIT, since 2003, in the areas of Hospital RFID applications including Active RFID asset management and hospital patient safety improvements using RFID.
 
He has over 100 publications and presentation in the areas of chemistry, computer assisted drug design, radiology, cardiology, neurology, neurosurgery, high temperature super conductors, RF coils, functional imaging, MRI, CT, PACS, digital X-ray, PET, Patient Safety and RFID.
 
He is currently VP of research and technology at HCA North Florida Division, and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at UMDNJ