Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark, N.J., has gone live with technology to track more than 2,000 pieces of medical equipment.

The system uses real-time location software from Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM, and ultrasound tags and receivers from Sonitor Technologies Inc., Bothell, Wash. Ultrasound tags can be attached to equipment to broadcast a unique identification signal to receivers without the risk of electromagnetic interference with patient monitors and other equipment, according to the vendors.

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