RFID helps Scottish hospital keep tabs on portable medical equipment

Savvas, Antony
May 2008
Computer Weekly;5/6/2008, p30
Trade Publication
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.


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