PDC's Irwin Thall to Speak on Auto ID & Patient Safety in Healthcare at UCLA
San Fernando, CA (October 12, 2004) – Irwin Thall, RFID Manager for Healthcare at Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a global leader in automatic wristband identification, will give a presentation at the RFID Forum presented by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Wireless Internet for the Mobile Enterprise Consortium (WINMEC). The conference will be held on October 12 at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA . Thall’s presentation entitled “RFID for Positive Patient ID and Safety” will begin at 1:15 p.m.
Thall’s presentation will discuss Auto ID, patient safety, and transitioning to new technologies in healthcare. The presentation will focus on RFID and how it complements and improves upon bar coding. Reasons why Auto ID is crucial to the future success of hospitals and healthcare organizations will be outlined. Thall will conclude with an overview of PDC’s Smart Band® RFID Wristband System. Current pilot studies using PDC Auto ID products include Georgetown University Hospital (Washington , DC) and Mass General Hospital (Boston , MA).
About Irwin Thall
As RFID Manager for Healthcare at Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), Thall is responsible for product, market, and business development for PDC’s Auto ID products. Joining PDC in 2000, Thall brings over 14 years of Auto ID experience, most recently from Checkpoint Systems RFID Group and LXE RF Data Collections Systems.
About Precision Dynamics
With nearly 50 years of experience, PDC is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of automatic identification wristband systems and quality healthcare products. The company introduced the first patient bar code ID wristband in 1984 and radio frequency identification (RFID) wristbands in 2000. PDC also provides premium healthcare products for labor & delivery, urology, and other applications. PDC is committed to 100% quality in service, design, and manufacturing. This is substantiated by their ISO-9001: 2000 and ISO-13485 certification at their main facility in San Fernando , CA . Plans to establish certification at their new facility in Tijuana, Mexico are underway. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com.