RFID applications in hospitals - A case study for emergency department

Yen Chieh Huang, Chih Ping Chu, Yu-Shih Lin, Chia Hao Kuo

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Abstract

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a system that uses radio frequency to transmit identification wirelessly. Its functionality is much more powerful than bar code system, with which a contacting reader must be used to read the bar code. RFID, on the other hand, may read the information stored in a tag with a non-contact reader from a distance as far as tens of meters. Health care industry is highly valued throughout the world; applying the cutting edge technology in health care industry to improve patient health care has been the common goal pursued by the hospitals all over the world. The introduction of RFID as medical application is also being enthusiastically studied now. This Study finds the medical application of RFID application for the workflow of the most critical and the busiest unit in a hospital: the emergency department. The results of this Study may significantly increase the operation efficiency by improving the problems commonly experienced at the emergency room, such as congested queue for emergency treatment and sickbed space, understaffed medical personnel, and patient's leave without permission.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDMS 2010 - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems
Pages70-75
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event16th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems, DMS 2010 - Oak Brook, IL, United States
Duration: 2010 Oct 142010 Oct 16

Publication series

NameDMS 2010 - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems

Other

Other16th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems, DMS 2010
CountryUnited States
CityOak Brook, IL
Period10-10-1410-10-16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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    Huang, Y. C., Chu, C. P., Lin, Y-S., & Kuo, C. H. (2010). RFID applications in hospitals - A case study for emergency department. In DMS 2010 - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems (pp. 70-75). (DMS 2010 - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems).