RFID-supported medical and healthcare systems
by Lidong Wang
International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management (IJHTM), Vol. 11, No. 6, 2010

Abstract: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) can improve services and management in medical and healthcare systems. It helps monitor patients, link patients with key drugs and personnel, and track medical devices and potentially hazardous materials in hospitals. In telemedicine, RFID integrated with sensors can monitor blood products' temperature, send patients' physiological status, and identify patients' locations in case of emergency. Based on the EPCglobal Network, RFID can track all transactions from the beginning to the end in the pharmaceutical industry, which combats counterfeit products and protects product brands. Information security about RFID tags, challenges, and future work are also discussed.

Online publication date: Tue, 16-Nov-2010

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