Patent for Mobile Aspects augments leadership role for health care RFID solutions

Pittsburgh 26 April 2007Mobile Aspects, a provider of RFID-enabled solutions to improve medical device and supply management for hospitals, has received a patent for its award-winning iRISupply clinical resource management solution. Implemented in clinical areas such as interventional cardiology, interventional radiology, and surgical specialities such as cardiovascular surgery and endovascular surgery, the cabinet-based iRISupply system enables the provision of real-time information to effectively store, track, and manage the high-cost inventories used in surgical procedures.

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The main protection provided by the patent applies to a product design with multiple shelving levels, deployed in an open or closed cabinet configuration, which creates stronger reading fields to ensure the highest levels of read accuracy and reliability. The patent augments Mobile Aspects' position as an innovative expert in harnessing the capabilities of RFID technology to address the challenging processes and complex problems within the hospital environment. In addition to the patent received, several additional patents on Mobile Aspects' technology have been filed and are pending approval.

"Receiving a patent for the unique design of our iRISupply system validates our efforts to be on the leading-edge of creating RFID-enabled systems that provide value for our clients", shared Suneil Mandava, President and Chief Executive Officer at Mobile Aspects. "We continue to hear a growing sentiment from hospitals that they are extremely interested in applying RFID technology to address operational issues and we are enthusiastic that our patent-protected technology has us well positioned to capitalize on this high level of interest."

The IRISupply system is part of the Mobile Aspects One System of CARE solution, which employs identification and information technologies to automate processes for clinical resource management by health care providers. One System of CARE uses Texas Instruments Inc.'s Tag-it HF-I portfolio of high-frequency ISO/IEC 15693 RFID tags. By automating the storage, tracking, utilization, and billing of clinical resources through RFID, health care providers realize enhanced care quality, increased productivity, accurate billing, and significant inventory cost savings.

Mobile Aspects Inc. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a health care technology supplier focused on providing an integrated suite of clinical resource management solutions to automate the management of supply, asset, drug and patient tracking through the One System of CARE solution. The cornerstone of these technological capabilities is Intelligent Radio Frequency Inventory System (iRIS), the industry's leading patent-protected tracking architecture that leverages radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. Through this innovative technology, clinicians and other care providers experience a hands free approach to managing the resources used in the patient care process.


Leslie Versweyveld

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