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

  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.

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Thuemmler, C., Buchanan, W. J. & Kumar, V. (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, 571-583. doi:10.1504/IJHTM.2007.013524. ISSN 1368-2156

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Keywords

Healthcare; Patient identification; Patient care enhancement; Patient information management; Passive tags; Radio Frequency Identification; RFID;

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