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020: Improving Quality and Patient Safety Using RFID technology

January 07, 2021
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020: Improving Quality and Patient Safety Using RFID technology
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ScopeMD
020: Improving Quality and Patient Safety Using RFID technology
Jan 07, 2021

Dr. Ross Reichard joins ScopeMD to discuss the role RFID technology in healthcare.  Dr. Reichard outlines the different types of RFID technology and shares his experience with Mayo's radio-frequency identification specimen-tracking system. This tracking system was highlighted in the article  entitled, "Radio-Frequency Identification Specimen Tracking to Improve Quality in Anatomic Pathology,"  which was published in the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in February 2020.
  
Dr. Reichard is a pathologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN where he is the Vice Chair of Quality for the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.  Dr. Reichard is involved in multiple national organizations and currently serves as President of the American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP).  He is passionate about working with teams to evaluate and improve systems to improve patient care.

Journal Article 
Andrew P. Norgan, Kurt E. Simon, Barbara A. Feehan, Lynn L. Saari, Joseph M. Doppler, G. Scott Welder, John A. Sedarski, Christopher T. Yoch, Nneka I. Comfere, John A. Martin, Brian J. Bartholmai, R. Ross Reichard; Radio-Frequency Identification Specimen Tracking to Improve Quality in Anatomic Pathology. Arch Pathol Lab Med 1 February 2020; 144 (2): 189–195. doi: https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2019-0011-OA

Show Notes

Dr. Ross Reichard joins ScopeMD to discuss the role RFID technology in healthcare.  Dr. Reichard outlines the different types of RFID technology and shares his experience with Mayo's radio-frequency identification specimen-tracking system. This tracking system was highlighted in the article  entitled, "Radio-Frequency Identification Specimen Tracking to Improve Quality in Anatomic Pathology,"  which was published in the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in February 2020.
  
Dr. Reichard is a pathologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN where he is the Vice Chair of Quality for the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.  Dr. Reichard is involved in multiple national organizations and currently serves as President of the American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP).  He is passionate about working with teams to evaluate and improve systems to improve patient care.

Journal Article 
Andrew P. Norgan, Kurt E. Simon, Barbara A. Feehan, Lynn L. Saari, Joseph M. Doppler, G. Scott Welder, John A. Sedarski, Christopher T. Yoch, Nneka I. Comfere, John A. Martin, Brian J. Bartholmai, R. Ross Reichard; Radio-Frequency Identification Specimen Tracking to Improve Quality in Anatomic Pathology. Arch Pathol Lab Med 1 February 2020; 144 (2): 189–195. doi: https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2019-0011-OA