Paul Elizondo*, IntelliGuard’s Vice President of Engineering and R&D, will be presenting at the RAIN Alliance Meeting in Greenville, SC February 5th. His presentation RAIN in Healthcare / Is it worth it will discuss how RAIN RFID has solved inventory visibility, shrinkage, and authentication problems in the retail industry and how these same issues, with far greater consequences to patients and healthcare organizations, are still challenges in the healthcare industry. He will focus on the current obstacles and barriers to implementing RAIN RFID in Healthcare and the present state of the technology in Healthcare.
RAIN RFID is a wireless technology that connects billions of everyday items to the internet, enabling businesses and consumers to identify, locate, authenticate, and engage each item. The word RAIN—an acronym derived from Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)—is intended as a nod to the link between UHF RFID and the cloud, where RFID-based data can be stored, managed and shared via the Internet. RAIN RFID technology provides an automated and reliable data capture system that helps enable hundreds of healthcare applications to improve patient safety, manage surgical instruments, support staff and patient workflow, automate replenishment and billing, authenticate quality and sterilization processes, manage medical equipment location and automate supply chain management.
IntelliGuard® is a charter member of RAIN RFID global alliance along with Google, Intel, Amazon and Impinj, promoting the universal adoption of UHF RFID technology.
* As Vice President of Engineering and R&D since 2009, Paul focuses on the development and optimization of all RFID-enabled systems within the IntelliGuard® product line. Since 2016, Paul has served as the chairman of the RAIN RFID Alliance Healthcare work group, whose purpose is to accelerate the adoption of UHF RFID in the Healthcare industry. He is a recognized expert in his field and has enabled systems in most RFID frequency bands including applications in supply chain, airline baggage, vehicle identification and healthcare.