Deployment of radio frequency identification technology in healthcare organizations

Susana Garrido Azevedo, Helena Maria Lourenço Carvalho, Kannan Govindan, Virgílio António Cruz Machado

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Abstract

The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is a wireless technology that uses transmitted radio signals to tag, recognize, track and trace the movement of an item automatically. The study of this technology is actually considered a hot topic in all scientific areas and has been described as a major enabling technology for the automation of many processes. Although it is not a new technology it has only recently come to the awareness of the public and widely used in many sectors and particularly in the Healthcare.This paper aims to illustrate the deployment of RFID technology in Healthcare, more precisely in infant security systems. A case study about the experience of three hospitals and one RFID technology provider is presented to highlight the main architectural characteristics, functionality, and advantages associated to its deployment.After the case studies analysis it is possible to state that the infant security systems, using the RFID technology, are not so different among research case studies: they involve RFID tagging patients, they are easy to use not requiring an extensive training and also they are installed with an interface with others security systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the POMS 23rd Annual Conference
Place of PublicationChicago, Illinois
PublisherProduction and Operations Management Society (POMS)
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012
EventPOMS 23rd Annual Conference - Chicago, Illinois, United States
Duration: 27 Apr 201230 Apr 2012

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ConferencePOMS 23rd Annual Conference
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, Illinois
Period27/04/1230/04/12

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Radio frequency identification (RFID)
Security systems
Automation

Keywords

  • RFID
  • Healthcare operations
  • Case study

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Azevedo, S. G., Carvalho, H. M. L., Govindan, K., & Machado, V. A. C. (2012). Deployment of radio frequency identification technology in healthcare organizations. In Proceedings of the POMS 23rd Annual Conference Chicago, Illinois: Production and Operations Management Society (POMS).
Azevedo, Susana Garrido ; Carvalho, Helena Maria Lourenço ; Govindan, Kannan ; Machado, Virgílio António Cruz. / Deployment of radio frequency identification technology in healthcare organizations. Proceedings of the POMS 23rd Annual Conference. Chicago, Illinois : Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), 2012.
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Azevedo, SG, Carvalho, HML, Govindan, K & Machado, VAC 2012, Deployment of radio frequency identification technology in healthcare organizations. in Proceedings of the POMS 23rd Annual Conference. Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), Chicago, Illinois, POMS 23rd Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 27/04/12.

Deployment of radio frequency identification technology in healthcare organizations. / Azevedo, Susana Garrido ; Carvalho, Helena Maria Lourenço; Govindan, Kannan; Machado, Virgílio António Cruz.

Proceedings of the POMS 23rd Annual Conference. Chicago, Illinois : Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), 2012.

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Azevedo SG, Carvalho HML, Govindan K, Machado VAC. Deployment of radio frequency identification technology in healthcare organizations. In Proceedings of the POMS 23rd Annual Conference. Chicago, Illinois: Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). 2012