Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID), for healthcare industry is getting more and more innovative. Growing into broader applications, RFID is making healthcare safe and efficient.
Systems like patient/ asset location are already in use, and have won tremendous success and praise. With fast returns of investments, in terms of getting services better appointed and efficiently monitored, healthcare RFID is certainly the upcoming trend to give new and improved shape to healthcare industry and one of the important tools to continue making healthcare more safe and patient centered
Growing interests in RFID for healthcare has made it increasingly important for healthcare providers to keep abreast the updated knowledge about innovations and solutions provided.
We at Deziregroup, will keep adding best solutions form our international partners to provide the most suitable and desired solutions within reach of local healthcare providers.
Increasing costs in healthcare to improve standards of delivery of health and maintain it at high levels is increasingly becoming difficult. Due to fast improving knowledge and thus setting the minimum acceptable threshold higher; it has become even difficult to maintain those high standards.
With increasing amounts of funds spent to maintain high standards of healthcare to reap benefits, but unluckily the results are not promising, in terms of statistics and wish list. The main area of difficulty envisaged is not the knowledge base, facilities, or tools and equipments, but it is the lack of proper and diligent delivery of services. A lot of resources are wasted due to wastage of resources, pilferage of resources and dwindling costs, as it may be cheap or expensive, goes out of control, due to poor track of events and exercises behind.
In presence of superior from past, knowledge based healthcare in the recent times, is awaiting a technology to stream line the best equipment used in best way, best services made available at right time and best resources spent at the right place. That technology or that tool is fast becoming RFID.
RFID, is the answer, as a fast growing technology and wider spectrum of application capabilities available. RFID has started delivering what healthcare needed most. RFID is the technology which can produce required improvements in service delivery and make healthcare more efficient, by reducing costs, providing patient centered facilities, reducing errors of wide range, from technical issues to drug/ and product delivery systems. Providing the better surveillance and security
Though the application capability is fast growing, as more and more companies and healthcare organizations are adopting this technology, few of the important applications of RFID in healthcare are as under,
1- Real Time Location System. RTLS
One of the most important issues, in hospitals is monitoring of patient/ staff and visitor positions, knowing the exact location of small expensive equipments. Wi-Fi enabled RTLS are fast becoming the preferred tool to keep track of all these. surveillance and security options.
In healthcare currently RTLS is used to track patients, visitors, staff, to monitor the location of expensive and precious equipments, to prevent theft and loss. System is used to monitor identification of patients before starting blood transfusion, giving medicine, or sending for surgery. Also used to label new born babies to track proper identification. The system is used to locate things like perfusion pumps, mobile ventilators, other medical devices, tablet/ lap top computers, furniture for hospital use etc.
2- Tagging system
Improved Patient Care
Improved product expiration and recall management through reporting and notification
Mitigated risk of unavailable supplies with real-time inventory tracking and stocking alerts and notification
Re-allocated clinician time towards direct patient care