Two RFID-based Solutions to Enhance Inpatient Medication Safety
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Owing to the low cost and convenience of identifying an object without physical contact, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems provide innovative, promising and efficient applications in many domains. An RFID grouping protocol is a protocol that allows an off-line verifier to collect and verify the evidence of two or more tags simultaneously present. Recently, Huang and Ku (J. Med. Syst, 2009) proposed an efficient grouping protocol to enhance medication safety for inpatients based on low-cost tags. However, the Huang–Ku scheme is not secure; an attacker can easily make up fake grouping records to cheat the verifier. This weakness would seriously endanger the safety of inpatient medication safety. This paper will show the weaknesses, and then propose two RFID-based solutions to enhance medication safety for two different scenarios. The proposed schemes are practical, secure and efficient for medication applications.
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- Two RFID-based Solutions to Enhance Inpatient Medication Safety
Journal of Medical Systems
Volume 35, Issue 3 , pp 369-375
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- Off-line verifier
- On-line verifier
- Inpatient safety
- Grouping-Proof protocol.
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- 1. Department of Information Management, National Chi-Nan University, Puli, Taiwan, Republic of China
- 2. PuLi Christian Hospital, NanTou, Taiwan, Republic of China
- 3. Department of Information Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
- 4. Department of Information Management, ChaoYang University of Technology, Wufeng, Taiwan, Republic of China