RI Witness ™ utilises RFID technology to track and record patient samples at each step of the IVF process as an essential safeguard and a reassurance to laboratory staff.
RI Witness ™ readers and touch screens are installed at every work area both inside and outside the laboratory where patients or patient samples are treated. Self-adhesive circular, square and rectangular RFID tags are available to fit containers such as Petri dishes or test tubes that will subsequently contain patient samples. These tags enable the readers to register that there are containers in the work area and through these tags a patient’s identity is monitored at every stage of the treatment. At the same time the system captures information regarding the cycle progress and operator actions. All information recorded by RI Witness ™ is sent to a common server for patient records.Monitors all work areas continuously
The RI Witness™ system monitors every instance when gametes or embryos are transferred from one container to the next and ensures that only one patient can be worked on at one time, safeguarding sample identity. If at any time, samples from incompatible patients are introduced into the same work area, RI Witness ™ warns the laboratory personnel both visually and audibly. Monitoring is constant, so an identity check can never be overlooked.
Finally, to safeguard the beginning and end of the cycle, RI Witness ™ card readers may be placed in treatment rooms. When the patient’s RFID card is placed in the card reader the system automatically displays the patient details to the embryologist in the laboratory, to verify that the identity of the female matches that of the eggs and embryos.
RI Witness ™ is highly configurable to a laboratory’s existing protocols and can be easily incorporated into daily routines without additional steps – monitoring is constant, integrated and secure.
RI Witness™ is part of the Elements™ suite of data system solutions available from Research Instruments Ltd. It integrates seamlessly with RI Tracker™ for consumable traceability and RI Data TM for information capture. Combined, these products help facilitate smooth, efficient and secure processes in the modern laboratory.
"The tags are very robust and every stage of the IVF process is continuously monitored and recorded in a patient log. That is immensely reassuring for both patients and clinicians."
Jane Pritchard, CRMF Sheffield, UK
"I certainly feel that we are now doing absolutely everything that we can to satisfy our patients worries, and numerous patients have informed us that they feel better knowing that this safeguard, RI Witness™, is in place."
Shaun Kelly, Overlake Reproductive Health, USA