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Patient and Medications Tracking by Means of RFID Technology at the Public Ambulatory Hospital of A Coruña

  • María Martínez Perez
  • Jose Ramon Vizoso Hermida
  • Isabel Martín Herranz
  • Guillermo Vázquez Gonzalez
  • Carlos Dafonte Vazquez
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8867)

Abstract

RFID is nowadays a leading topic of considerable public interest at different levels. Indeed, it is a challenge to implement RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) systems successfully so that they become an integrating part of existing processes in the healthcare environment, rather than being relegated to the status of mere pilot projects. It is therefore very interesting to improve patient safety by using RFID technology to trace patients and medications, and to identify the binomial patient/medications administered at the ambulatory hospital during the process of prescription-validation-preparation/dosage-dispensing-administration of drugs to the patient.

Keywords

adverse events RFID traceability ambulatory hospital 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • María Martínez Perez
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jose Ramon Vizoso Hermida
    • 1
  • Isabel Martín Herranz
    • 1
  • Guillermo Vázquez Gonzalez
    • 1
  • Carlos Dafonte Vazquez
    • 2
  1. 1.Xerencia de Xestión Integrada de A CoruñaA CoruñaSpain
  2. 2.University of A CoruñaA CoruñaSpain

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