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Increase patient safety through software-supported tracking of tissue samples from the OR to the pathology department using RFID technology
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Project leader:
Dr. Dagmar Martin
Project funding:
  • Land Baden-Württemberg Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Wohnungsbau
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In the project, funded by the state of Baden-Württemberg, the University Hospital Tübingen, Department of Women's Health, Karl Storz SE & Co KG and the NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute are jointly developing a software-supported tracking of tissue samples from the operating theatre into pathology using RFID technology.

When a tumor is removed, tissue samples collected in the operating room must be analyzed promptly during the operation to ensure that the tumor tissue has been completely removed. The mix-up or even loss of samples would endanger patient health, for example by making a false diagnosis. For this reason, the tissue samples in the joint project are tagged with RFID technology and reliably tracked on their way to the clinic. This enables optimal sample logistics and reliable, rapid access to analysis data, thus increasing patient safety.
Project partners:
  • Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, Department für Frauengesundheit
  • Karl Storz SE & Co. KG