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Setting safety standards by designing a low-budget and compatible patient identification system based on passive RFID technology.

Thuemmler, Christoph, Buchanan, William J and Kumar, Vinoth (2007) Setting safety standards by designing a low-budget and compatible patient identification system based on passive RFID technology. International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 8 (5). pp. 571-583. ISSN 1368 2156

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Abstract/Description

This paper outlines a large-scale audit for the enhancement of quality of care and staff and patient safety using passive RFID (Radio Frequency ID) wrist bands, which link to a patient's database, in order to reduce errors in patient care. It has been developed with a collaboration between the University Hospital, Birmingham, UK and Napier University, UK. The key feature of the work is the usage of passive RFID tags as an integral part of a low budget out-of-the box strategic patient information system which should be compatible with most hospital IT systems.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1368 2156
Electronic ISSN: Inderscience Publishers
Uncontrolled Keywords: Healthcare; Patient identification; Patient care enhancement; Patient information management; Passive tags; Radio Frequency Identification; RFID;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 621 Electronic & mechanical engineering
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 610 Medicine & health
Library of Congress Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Item ID: 1821
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2008 09:17
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2013 14:53
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1821

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