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Smart Healthcare Environment: Design with RFID Technology and Performance Evaluation

By Chia -Chen Chen and Ya -Fen Chang


This research proposes a radio-frequency identification (RFID)-based smart hospital environment (SHE) with distributed reading capability to enhance the quality of service by improving just-in-time healthcare, patient identification, emergency message delivery, healthcare worker assignment, and rescue response. Most research on emergency healthcare has focused on pre-hospital emergency medical services, with healthcare for general in-patients seldom mentioned. In this study, an RFID-based smart suite is applied to create a healthcare monitoring system for monitoring patients in real-time. An Android-based smartphone is used for sending patient alarm messages to healthcare workers. A pilot study is used to demonstrate and simulate how the proposed system can significantly improve daily emergency healthcare operations and its benefits in the hospital

Topics: Radio -frequency identification (RFID), Smart hospital, Smart healthcare, Smartphone application
Year: 2014
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