Manually tracking and documenting the chain-of-custody for controlled substances and medical devices is difficult, time-consuming and prone to error. The Impinj Platform automates the process of tracking individual items, saving time, improving supply chain visibility, and enhancing patient safety.

Accurate supply chain management is critical for healthcare and life sciences organizations.  Individual medical devices and pharmaceuticals must quickly be identified and located in case of recall or to manage expiration dates. And hospitals must guard against counterfeit drugs. Yet many hospitals are stuck using outdated, manual methods. The Impinj platform uses RAIN RFID to wirelessly identify a product’s usage, expiration, and location in the supply chain - giving healthcare organizations the visibility they need to better manage these vital assets and ensure compliance.

How it Works


Attach Impinj-powered RAIN RFID tags to devices, pharmaceuticals, and consigned goods.


Use Impinj readers or gateways to wirelessly track the use, expiration and disposition of products.


See accurate, real-time data to identify and locate products from point of manufacture to patient use.

"Between 10 percent and 15 percent of all hospital supplies wind up expiring before they are used, leading to waste-related losses of about $5 billion a year."  

-Jean-Claude Saghbini, Cardinal Health

Enhance visibility, ensure compliance and ensure management of the healthcare supply chain using RAIN RFID solutions from Impinj.

  • Track chain of custody for controlled substances and devices
    Manually tracking chain of custody for controlled substances and devices is difficult and time consuming. With a RAIN RFID solution, information about a product’s identity and authenticity is stored on the RAIN RFID tag and can be read by supply managers to verify a product's origin and chain of custody.
  • Quickly locate products in the event of a recall
    In the event of a recall, the ability of hospitals to locate medical devices and pharmaceuticals is vital. With the Impinj platform hospital systems are automatically updated with the identity and location of all tracked items, making it easy to find and pull recalled items from inventory.
  • Optimize management of consigned goods
    Once products leave the manufacturer and are inside the walls of a hospital, the manufacturer’s visibility of product usage, expiration, and replenishment needs is reduced. RAIN RFID tracks and manages these goods to ensure timely and accurate billing and replenishment, manage expiration schedules and keep track of proper storage requirements – ultimately to lower costs for hospitals through more efficient management of these products.
  • Ensure UDI and DSCA compliance
    Unique Device Identification (UDI) requirements for medical devices and the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) for pharmaceuticals place a heavy burden on healthcare organizations to track and trace products to ensure patient safety. RAIN RFID eases the burden and ensures visibility of the data required to comply with these regulations.

Impinj (NASDAQ: PI) helps businesses and people analyze, optimize, and innovate by wirelessly connecting billions of everyday things—such as apparel, automobile parts, luggage, and shipments—to the Internet. The Impinj platform uses RAIN RFID to deliver timely data about these everyday things to business and consumer applications, enabling a boundless Internet of Things.

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