RFID in Healthcare: Losing Cables, Making Waves

Two of the main influencing factors for both government and commercial healthcare facilities in adopting healthcare informatics are;

  1. The endeavor of reducing medical errors resulting from failure of proper patient identification/verification;

  2. Improvement in diagnosis reliability, treatment success, and maintaining cost efficiency.

Various research studies have highlighted that inaccurate patient data has become a major factor leading to serious medical mishaps. In addition, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) states that some of the most common medical errors are related to medication delivery. One can imagine the complicacies of unnecessary medical mishaps arising from such factors in addition to the extra hospital-related costs of treating these medical errors and the loss of productivity on a whole.

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