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Title: Design and development of an RFID-based HIS - a case study
Authors: Wu, CH
Ip, WH 
Kwok, SK
Ho, TS
Chan, CY 
Issue Date: 2011
Source: International journal of engineering business management, 2011, v. 3, no. 1, p. 1-8
Abstract: The Healthcare industry involves critical activities where small mistakes could cause huge loss of life and incur massive financial losses. Improving operational efficiency and enhancing data correctness of patients are the prime targets of using hospital information system (HIS). Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, with a unique ability to perform automatic data collection without any human intervention, has gained great interest in the healthcare industry. In this research, an RFID-enabled HIS is proposed for improving operations in a hospital. This research presents the fundamentals of RFID, the benefits and its challenges, and also demonstrates three improved signature applications. It aims at providing the healthcare industry with a comprehensive understanding of RFID and its suitability for healthcare applications. The proposed system is considered to be suitably operational, practical, and affordable for healthcare organizations not only in China and Hong Kong, but also in other countries.
Keywords: RFID
Hospital information system
Drug dispensing system
Body checking system
Emergency transfusion system
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Journal: International journal of engineering business management 
EISSN: 1847-9790
DOI: 10.5772/45679
Rights: This work is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (
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