Xerafy, Censis Technologies Bring RFID to AORN and SPD

Censis Technologies to exhibit at AORN Surgical Conference & Expo, featuring Xerafy tags as part of its Censitrac® portfolio of solutions.

Online PR News – 27-March-2014 – Hong Kong – Visitors to the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo being held March 30 - April 2, 2014 in Chicago can see how innovative RFID tags from Xerafy can provide an accurate, time saving alternative to bar codes and other methods to track surgical instruments and trays as they are moved between sterile processing departments (SPDs), operating rooms and other areas. Censis Technologies, a leading provider of surgical instrument tracking solutions, is exhibiting at the show and will be featuring Xerafy tags as part of its Censitrac® portfolio of solutions.

Censitrac has multiple modules that give hospitals the ability to track the location of surgical instruments, trays and other assets in real time, produce usage history and asset utilization reports, ensure proper sterilization procedures are followed, maintain reprocessing records and provide other information to optimize OR management and improve patient safety. Censitrac users typically apply Data Matrix two-dimensional (2D) bar codes to the items they want to track and manage, but RFID tags provide an alternative identification method.

With Xerafy bringing sterilizable RFID tags to the market that are specifically engineered for surgical trays and instruments, I think we are going to see more adoption.

Xerafy is a leading read-on-metal RFID tag provider for healthcare and extreme environments. Xerafy tags make RFID tracking possible for SPD and OR environments because they are small enough to unobtrusively attach to surgical instruments and trays, can withstand hundreds of autoclave cycles, comply with FDA biocompatibility requirements and meet ISO 18006-C and GS1 EPCglobal Gen 2 RFID technology standards. Xerafy’s new Roswell tag and its XS series are believed to be the only Gen 2-standard tags tested to survive 1,000 autoclave sterilization cycles.

Censis will be demonstrating different tags from the Xerafy product family on wristbands, instruments, trays and other assets. Xerafy RFID tags can also be used to satisfy the FDA’s new Unique Device Identifier (UDI) requirement for identifying medical devices.

“There is a lot of interest among hospitals in using RFID to track their mobile assets. The technology has many advantages for tracking items and automating work processes,” said Censis Chief Technology Officer Janice Hardrath. “With Xerafy bringing sterilizable RFID tags to the market that are specifically engineered for surgical trays and instruments, I think we are going to see more adoption.”

About Xerafy
Xerafy’s innovations have changed the price-performance ratio for RFID tags and made it possible for customers to track assets in a wide range of harsh environments. Xerafy provides read-on-metal tags that can be embedded directly into assets to meet a full range of needs for RFID asset tracking in the aerospace, industrial, data center, healthcare, energy and other industries. Xerafy is headquartered in Hong Kong and maintains U.S. sales and support offices in Dallas and Minneapolis, and additional offices in the U.K. and China.

Learn more about Xerafy by visiting http://www.xerafy.com.

About Censis Technologies
Censis Technologies, Inc., based in Franklin, Tenn., provides a flexible portfolio of surgical instrument tracking options using Censitrac, a highly advanced, web-based, customer-friendly platform. Censitrac facilitates an increase in patient safety, productivity, tray accuracy, and peace of mind, knowing that surgical instruments are in the right place at the right time. Censis Technologies’ management tools are already in use or scheduled for implementation in approximately 350 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Australia.

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