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New Facility at Johns Hopkins Tracks Food, Assets, Staff

When Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine opened its new 1.6 million-square-foot facility with two 12-story towers this year, the building featured a real-time location system (RTLS) that enables the hospital to monitor the locations of hundreds of nurses, as well as thousands of pumps, wheelchairs and other high-value moving equipment.

Johns Hopkins is also utilizing the RTLS technology to track the movements of approximately 400 carts that are automatically transported via towlines to deliver food from the hospital's kitchen to patient units located throughout the building.

Johns Hopkins spent four years planning the RTLS solution, then tested the system within its simulations center and piloted it within operating rooms at its original facility. Now, the hospital has permanently installed the technology throughout its new building, which includes facilities for heart and vascular care, in addition to pediatrics.

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Keywords: RFID, Wireless, Bar Code & Voice, Supply Chain Visibility, Technology, Service Industries, Business Strategy Alignment, Supply Chain Analysis & Consulting, Global Supply Chain Management, RTLS solution in hospitals, asset-tracking technology

Johns Hopkins is also utilizing the RTLS technology to track the movements of approximately 400 carts that are automatically transported via towlines to deliver food from the hospital's kitchen to patient units located throughout the building.

Johns Hopkins spent four years planning the RTLS solution, then tested the system within its simulations center and piloted it within operating rooms at its original facility. Now, the hospital has permanently installed the technology throughout its new building, which includes facilities for heart and vascular care, in addition to pediatrics.

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Keywords: RFID, Wireless, Bar Code & Voice, Supply Chain Visibility, Technology, Service Industries, Business Strategy Alignment, Supply Chain Analysis & Consulting, Global Supply Chain Management, RTLS solution in hospitals, asset-tracking technology