Can RFID Help Contain the H1N1 Flu?

November 2009
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Nov2009, Vol. 46 Issue 11, p74
Trade Publication
The article reports on the utilization of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology by health administrators in the U.S. to contain the spread of H1N1 flu. It states that aside from sanitation measures, administrators can use RFID tags on the wristbands of patients to monitor their movements in the wards and their interactions with infected persons. It notes that the use of wristbands with RFID was efffective for Birmingham Heartlands Hospital in England.


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