What is TexTrak and why should I want it?

TexTrakThe latest innovation in tracking Scrub Wear, Garments, Linens and other textiles is RFID (Radio Frequency Identification). While RFID has been around a long time the technology is now growing in the textile market. Information specific to each item is electronically married to the unique RFID “chip” and sewn into the garment. Capturing information such as product, color, size, and ownership allows the item to be tracked at multiple points.

TexTrak is a new program offered exclusively by Northwest Health Care Linen that incorporates RFID technology into linen and scrub wear management.

With TexTrak we know the exact date our products were delivered to the customer, date returned to the plant, number of washings and loss of product, giving us the ability to effectively manage textile costs. Linen loss/replacement is the second highest operating cost after labor costs that a rental laundry incurs. RFID is the future in rental laundry to further improve the receiving, shipping and tracking of products while helping to reduce costs for our customers.

With the TexTrak program, we are able to “check out” scrubs to each customer, making sure you get the right quantity in the right size that you request. When scrubs are returned, the soil scanning allows operators to instantly read, record and count hundreds of pieces in seconds, eliminating the need for hand counting. The UHF-RFID system gives NWHCL accurate, real-time inventory information where every item with a chip is located.

In addition to scrub wear we now have the ability to track customer owned goods as well as cubicle curtains! As a focus of hospital-acquired infection reduction programs, there is more emphasis being placed on cleaning curtains regularly. With TexTrak we will be able to tell you the last time your cubicle curtains were cleaned and help you to develop a regularly scheduled cleaning program.

We believe TexTrak is the answer that hospitals and large outpatient providers have been looking for and a system they will be extremely pleased to have in their facilities.

RFID is the future in rental laundry to further improve the receiving, shipping and tracking of products while helping to reduce costs for our customers. Interested in learning more?

Give us a call or send us an email and we would love to share our plans and show you how this new exciting advancement in linen management can help YOU!