Florida Hospital innovation exec on ‘Internet of Things’ learnings

Florida Hospital has been deploying “Internet of Things” technologies — including RFID locator tags attached to equipment and worn by employees — since 2010. Innovation Leader editor Scott Kirsner spoke recently with Ashley Simmons, Director of Innovation Development, about what they’ve learned so far, in a session held at the Internet of Things Summit in Boston.

Florida Hospital is a not-for-profit healthcare network with seven campus locations around central Florida; it’s part of the Adventist Health System, which operates 44 hospitals in 10 states. One of its locations, Celebration Health, includes a “living laboratory” designed to test new technologies, processes, and collect data in new ways.

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