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Haldor Advanced Technologies Commercially Introduces the New ORLocate Surgical Instrument Tracking System to North America

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 5:15am
TEL AVIV, Israel & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Haldor Advanced Technologies announced today the commercial launch in North America of its ORLocate™ surgical instrument tracking and asset management system. ORLocate™ is the first commercially available system that uses radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to methodically track, manage and analyze usage patterns of surgical instruments, before, during and post-surgical procedure. The system provides hospitals and sterilization centers a return on investment, promotes lean management and enhances patient safety.

Next week Haldor will be one in a select group of companies exhibiting at a very prestigious event in Israel to be attended by more than 50 CEOs from hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. The event will be hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel and the Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute.

"We are honored to have an opportunity to demonstrate how ORLocate™ can assist hospitals in fulfilling their vision of cost reduction and lean management through the effective management of surgical instruments, one of the most high-cost and non-transparent assets at a hospital," said Mr. Rubi Halberthal, president and CEO of Haldor Advanced Technologies.

Haldor's ORLocate™ system is highly modular, reliable, scalable and accurate. One of its distinctive traits is the capability to simultaneously read multiple surgical instruments in a split second. It blends seamlessly with the workflow within and between the sterile processing departments and the operating rooms, thus closing the gaps in the lifecycle of surgical instruments. It also provides the capabilities to interact with the hospitals real-time location system as well as the hospitals information systems and technologies.

Mr. Halberthal continued, "At the moment, large US academic medical centers manually track more than 35,000 instruments each day (or more than 11 million per year). By using the ORLocate™ system the hospital can identify when something is missing, what is missing and where it is. This helps hospitals to reduce the loss of surgical instruments, the amount of time required to pack surgical sets, and the training time for newly hired sterile processing technicians. In addition, it increases the accuracy of packed sets to 100% and helps to reduce surgical instrument inventory levels. All of these deliverables help hospitals to save money and save lives."

About Haldor Advanced Technologies

Haldor Advanced Technologies fulfills the vision of cost reduction and lean management within modern hospitals and sterilization centers by enabling effective surgical instrument tracking and effective asset management. Haldor is a privately held company with global headquarters in Israel and US headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.

For more information, please visit www.haldor-tech.com.

Posted by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT

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