Intelligent Medical Home™  HIMSS14 Video Released


Medication management within a busy hospital is complex and as every healthcare administrator knows, complex systems can contribute to human errors.  Medication misadventures happen at any number of critical steps in the delivery of care.  In the Intelligent Hospital Pharmacy at HIMSS 2014, examples of some of the challenges hospital pharmacies and retail pharmacies face today were demonstrated.  Many of the emerging technologies  are geared to increase patient safety and operational efficiencies and focus on improving the pharmaceutical supply chain from ordering all the way to the bedside

Read more and see the video here!

Intelligent Medical Home™  HIMSS14 Video Released


With our healthcare system undergoing  major changes and transformation, the Intelligent Health Association and the RFID in Healthcare Consortium  showcased the latest in technologies and solutions that make our homes safer and a primary location to deliver care and patient education. The remote care devices and "smart" home technologies you will see in the Intelligent Medical Home™ exhibit video (HIMSS14, Orlando) will be a sampling of the explosion of innovation that is happening in the healthcare "ecosystem". 

Read more and see the video here!

The RFID in Healthcare Consortium Announces Intelligent Hospital Award Recipients

Industry Awards Recognize Leaders in Advanced Healthcare Technology Solutions

NEW YORK, February 12, 2014 — The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) and Intelligent announced today the following six awards for 2014 and their recipients:

  • Improving Regulatory Compliance was awarded to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Conrad Emmerich, associate vice president for resource management and enterprise visibility; Beverly Essick, D.O.M. and director of clinical compliance and regulatory services; and Mary Jagim, associate director, Office of Enterprise Visibility, will receive the award.
  • The award for Improving the Patient Experience: Care and Safety was awarded to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Receiving the award are Bobbie Carroll, senior director of patient safety and clinical informatics, and Sarah Giga, MS, manager, clinical systems integration.
  • For his team, Dr. Joseph P. Drozda, Jr., director of outcomes research, Mercy, based in Chesterfield, Missouri,will receive the award for the Most Innovative Use Case.
  • Most Innovative Use of Business Intelligence was awarded to Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware. Receiving the award are Leslie Mulshenock, director, Christians Care’s Heart and Vascular Interventional Services; and Matthew P. Esham, the manager for the Heart and Vascular Information Technology Department.
  • Carleen Penoza, director of infomatics, will receive the Most Innovative Use for Physical Security award for Beaumont Health System of Royal Oak, Michigan.
  • Conrad Emmerich will receive the Best Comprehensive Integration award for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Read the full press release here.

Judges for 2014 Intelligent Hospital Awards Announced

NEW YORK, November 20, 2013 — Intelligent Hospital, a subisdiary of the RFID in Healthcare Consortium, announces the judges for its second annual Intelligent Hospital Awards. The awards recognize the companies and individuals that have made significant contributions to patient care and healthcare facility management.

The distinguished judges are: Gisele Bennet, Georgia Institute of Technology professor; Alfonso Gutierrez, University of Wisconsin distinguished researcher; Donna Hudson, University of California-San Francisco professor; Daniel W. Engels, Southern Methodist University associate professor; and John W. Walz, consultant and retired Lucent Technologies manager.  Read the full press release here.

Intelligent Hospital Awards Enter Second Year
and Open Call for Nominations

NEW YORK, November 1, 2013 -The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) and Intelligent – pioneering organizations in advanced technology initiatives for improved patient care and healthcare facility management – are now accepting nominations for the second annual Intelligent Hospital Awards:

Chaired by Emily Sopensky, co-founder of the RHCC, the 2014 Awards Committee comprises solution leaders Ascom Systems (US); Cardiopulmonary Corp.; CareFusion; Ekahau; HP; MEPS Real Time, Inc.; Skylight Healthcare Systems, Inc; Skytron; STANLEY Healthcare; WaveMark; Clinical Computer Systems; PDC; Brother Mobile

Read the full press release here.


Clinical Computer Systems, Inc. To Participate In The IH

Elgin, IL, September 30, 2013 – Clinical Compujter Systems, Inc. (CCSI) is excited to be a sponsor and to showcase the OBIX perinatal Data System in the LDRP (Labor, Delivery, Recovery, and Post-Partum) room of the Intelligent Hospital. This is the first year the LDRP will be featured in the pavilion at the HIMSS14 conference and is one of four new rooms simulating the latest technologies in an expanded healthcare environment. Read more …


Watch The New Intelligent Hospital ™ Pavilion Overview Video

Learn about the Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion And New Plans For The Future.

Select the image to view the video.

The educational demonstrations at the, Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion deliver a number of compelling use cases across collaborating vendors that highlight how multiple technologies can seamlessly, interoperate with state of the art, medical equipment and co-exist to improve the overall patient care environment.

 The Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion brings together not only RFID and RTLS technology firms and their many use cases, but also new and complementary technologies such as NFC, bar coding, software, sensors, and wireless technology firms all at one easy, accessible location.

New Photos & Videos Now Available from HIMSS13!

View new video and photos with detailed descriptions of the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion at HIMSS13 – New Orleans.

Follow this link to visit the updated and expanded Photo Gallery or this link to visit the Video Gallery at Learn more about the Intelligent Hospital and what our sponsors thought about the benefit of their participation. 

The Intelligent Hospital ™ Pavilion at HIMSS2013, Exceeds Expectations!

Inside the Intelligent Hospital - Past Vision, Future Reality

Standing at the entrance to the Intelligent Hospital ® Pavilion at the HIMSS13 Conference – waiting for the ribbon ceremony to conclude and let the crowd of eagerly waiting attendees into the exhibit – I couldn’t help but think back to 2007 when several of us from the RFID Technical Institute and the International RFID Business Association began designing the education model for the healthcare environment of the future.  The challenge was to envision the overall hospital care process from end-to-end and begin mapping new enabling technologies to the various clinical work methods. Continue reading here.

The RFID in Healthcare Consortium Announces
Intelligent Hospital Award Recipients

NEW YORK, January 23, 2013 — The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) and Intelligent announced today the following awards and their recipients:

  • Improving Regulatory Compliance was awarded to US Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Integrated Service Network 11 (VISN 11) and Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System Sterile Processing Services (VAAAHS SPS). The recipients are VAAAHS SPS Chief, Robin McLeod and VISN 11 Biomedical Engineering Point of Contact, Michael McDonald (Indianapolis, IN).  ...  Read the full Press Release HERE!

RHCC and Intelligent Hospital at HIMSS13

New Orleans welcomes the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition, March 3-7, 2013, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. More than 36,000 healthcare industry professionals are expected to attend to discuss health information technology issues and review innovative solutions designed to transform healthcare.

The RFID in Healthcare Consortium and The Intelligent Hospital ™ is proud to support this annual event that helps HIT professionals make the right decisions for their organizations.

Read the Full Press Release with more information  HERE!

To register for HIMSS13, please visit this link.

About us

The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) is a not-for-profit, subsidiary organization of The International RFID Business Association (RFIDba) and operates under its auspices, guidelines, governance, and by-laws.

The Consortium was founded on September 13th, 2008 to initially address EMI issues with RFID & RTLS technologies but has recently transformed itself into a full fledged trade organization. The Consortium is an educationally focused, vendor neutral, technology and frequency agnostic, organization dedicated to promoting the use and adoption of RFID and RTLS technologies in the healthcare, assisted living and nursing home industries.

RHCC is organizing country & regional chapters through out the world.

Individual membership in the RHCC is open to all professional Members of the healthcare, assisted living, and nursing home industries. 

Additionally, the RHCC invites the following groups to become members:

  1. Institutions, corporations and organizations
    who own, operate, or manage, healthcare, assisted living, and nursing home facilities under special end user membership programs
  2. Technology vendors
    working in these industries under special corporate sustaining membership programs
  3. Educational and standards organizations
    working in these industries under special corporate sustaining membership programs

If you are affiliated with any of the above and are interested in joining the RHCC, please contact us now.

The “RFID in Healthcare Consortium” also includes those professionals who are from complementary technologies such as:

  • AIDC
  • Mobile communication devices
  • Medical devices and medical instruments
  • NFC
  • Rubee
  • Sensors
  • Software
  • Wireless

The RHCC works in cooperation with the end user community, trade associations, academia, researchers, standards organizations, and government regulators for the overall benefit of the healthcare, medical device and medical instruments communities and affiliated industries.

The RFID in Healthcare Consortium has strategic partnerships with the following organizations and companies:

  • American Hospital Association
  • AAMI
  • IEEE – Technical Committee on RFID and Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society
  • ISPE
  • World Congress Healthcare
  • Opal Conferences and Events
  • IQPC
  • Terrapinn Conferences (Asia-Pacific Rim)