Precision Dynamics Corporation Joins CIMIT’s Industry Liaison Program
Research on Using RFID Applications to Increase Patient Safety in Healthcare to be Conducted
San Fernando , CA ( June 25, 2004 ) – Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a global leader in automatic wristband identification, joins CIMIT’s (Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology) industry liaison program.
PDC plans to work with existing members, such as Radianse, Inc., GE Healthcare Technologies, Inc., and other research institutions to develop solutions that promote new technology for patient safety. Through collaborative research among PDC engineers and CIMIT investigators, the efficacy of RFID wristband solutions will be tested to improve patient safety, reduce errors and improve workflow. PDC is interested in participating in the Operating Room of the Future (ORF) and NICU (neonatal) programs at CIMIT.
The research will examine the effectiveness of PDC’s Smart Band® RFID Wristband System as well as other technologies. PDC’s RFID solutions improve positive patient identification by ensuring the integrity of information between patient, host device, and/or Hospital Information System (HIS). RFID helps achieve the “Five Rights of Medications Safety” by facilitating real-time confirmation of the Right Patient, Right Drug, Right Dose, Right Route , and Right Time.
Founded in 1956, PDC is a privately held company that develops automatic identification wristband systems and quality healthcare products. The company has since introduced the first patient bar code ID wristband in 1984 and radio frequency identification (RFID) wristbands in 2000. PDC is committed to 100% quality in service, design, and manufacturing. This is substantiated by their ISO-9001: 2000 and ISO-13485: 2003 certification at their main facility in San Fernando , Ca. To learn more, visit www.pdcorp.com.
CIMIT, Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, is a consortium of physicians from the Harvard teaching hospitals with scientists and engineers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, who are committed to solving complex medical problems through innovative technology. To learn more, visit www.cimit.org