Source: Mischa Gaus, Labor Notes, no. 364, July 2009
Big Bother Comes in for a Check-Up
Beyond the whiz-bang applications that will smooth record-taking and make the hospital safer lie more familiar reasons why Shands is spending up to $7 million installing a high-tech backbone in its newest facility.
The sensors can also track the location of each IV stand – and every hospital worker, whose badges will include a tag that registers their location.
Hospitals could also use the technology to defeat organizing drives by identifying union supporters.