Eye on material flow: network solutions for hospital logistics

Interview with Armin Schorer, Managing Director, ASANUS Medizintechnik GmbH


Image: Smiling man with short grey hair, blue tie and blue suit - Armin Schorer; Copyright: ASANUS Medizintechnik GmbH

Armin Schorer

Image: OR nurse is standing in front of a screen and holds surgical pincers in her hand; Copyright: ASANUS Medizintechnik GmbH

Networked systems and instruments that are equipped with RFID chips will be able to support OR logistics in the future. They could for example make sure that the requirement amount of tools is on-site.

Image: Graphic of surgical scissors with an RFID chip; Copyright: ASANUS Medizintechnik GmbH

Basically, all movable tools and devices of a hospital can be equipped with RFID chips to monitor the movement of material. Patients could also wear one of these chips.

Image: Man with glasses and beard - Timo Roth; Copyright: B. Frommann