TITLE

RFID helps Scottish hospital keep tabs on portable medical equipment

AUTHOR(S)
Savvas, Antony
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Computer Weekly;5/6/2008, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the advantages of using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in hospitals in Scotland. The author stated that the first to use the RFID technology is the Scottish National Health Service (NHS) hospital to keep track of portable medical kit. He added that the wireless Lan tracks location of RFID-tagged portable medical devices. Moreover, the RFID wireless technology is used to track defibrillators, infusion pumps and blood pressure monitors. He emphasized that hospitals aims to roll out system to more wards and to trial mobile Wi-Fi phones.
ACCESSION #
32760365

 

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