Smart RFID application in health care: Using RFID technology for smart inventory and logistic systems in hospitals
Source of Publication
2022 45th Jubilee International Convention on Information, Communication and Electronic Technology, MIPRO 2022 - Proceedings
In today's hospital environments, many medical devices and tools are used. While some of these will be stationary due to size and bulk, many devices can also be moved from room to room. To facilitate an efficiently running hospital environment and protect expensive devices from being lost, it is important to keep track of the whereabouts of every medical device or utensil. We propose an RFID based system with a smartphone application based frontend for tracking the locations of medical devices and utensils in a hospital environment, both enabling medical professionals to quickly locate required devices as well as allowing hospital administration to keep track of when and where devices leave hospital premises, optionally alerting security after a configurable grace period. In addition to this, our proposed application allows doctors and other medical personnal to reserve equipment and rooms such as examination or operating rooms and to easily find which rooms or pieces of equipment are available at a given time. This reduces administrative overhead and allows a smoother operation of the hospital, where efficiency is needed not only for the sake of profits but also to ensure the continued well-being of patients.
Health care, Hospital, Localization, Medical Devices, RFID, Smartphone
Bochem, Arne; Abugabah, Ahed; and Smadi, Ahmad Al, "Smart RFID application in health care: Using RFID technology for smart inventory and logistic systems in hospitals" (2022). All Works. 5265.
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