RFID and NFC in Hospital Environments: Reaching a Sustainable Approach

  • María Martínez
  • Jesús Fontecha
  • José R. Vizoso
  • José Bravo
  • Mariano J. Cabrero-Canosa
  • Isabel Martín
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7656)

Abstract

The increase of safety and the improvement of care received by the patient during their healthcare process are one of the main challenges facing health professionals. Obtaining patient traceability and minimising the occurrence of adverse events during the perscription-validation-dispensing-administration process of medication to patients, encourages making measures of improvement to ensure the quality of the processes that take place in the clinical practice of a hospital. It is therefore essential to study current leading technologies such as RFID and NFC in a sustainable way to determine the feasibility of its application in the healthcare environment.

Keywords

RFID NFC security patient traceability medication administration healthcare 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • María Martínez
    • 1
  • Jesús Fontecha
    • 2
  • José R. Vizoso
    • 1
  • José Bravo
    • 2
  • Mariano J. Cabrero-Canosa
    • 3
  • Isabel Martín
    • 1
  1. 1.Xerencia de Xestión Integrada de A CoruñaA CoruñaSpain
  2. 2.MAmI Research LabUniversity of Castilla-La ManchaCiudad RealSpain
  3. 3.University of A CoruñaA CoruñaSpain

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