Radio Frequency Identification or RFID technology implementation is growing considerably within the healthcare industry, as hospitals utilize the technology to track surgical tools or patients and staff. The rising implementation of technology in the healthcare sector demonstrates it as a beneficial asset to healthcare organizations. Utilization of RFID technology, to improve asset management and high-quality patient care, has become an urgent priority.
Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a wireless and fast developing technology capable of automatic and definite identification that utilizes radio waves to read and capture information on RFID tags by extracting a unique identifier from microelectronic tags attached to objects.
RFID tags include a microchip that stores and processes information with an antenna to receive and transmit signals. RFID tags contain a transmitter, a receiver and a specific serial number for the object which it is placed on. It then emits a signal to read the information encoded on it. The data is written in its memory bank, which is sent to the reader, and then is transmitted to an RFID computer program.
There are various RFID solutions available in the market that track assets within your facilities and prevent unauthorized walk-offs of assets from the facility. Depending on your hospital's specific needs, alerts can be provided when your assets leave the facility where an item is stored, and much more.
Benefits of RFID technology in today's healthcare industry are infinite, with some mentioned below:
It prevents unauthorized access to restricted areas and provides patients, medicines, and medical equipment with a level of security that prevents walk-offs damage. Verifying patient information, locating patients, and reducing wait time are just some of the many solutions RFID technologies provide in today's healthcare industry.
High-value equipment can occasionally go missing or get misplaced. Keeping track of their current status, as well as the past record is significant as this helps reduce replacement costs and prevents loss.
Items and tools like boxes of tissues, test kits, gloves, scalpels, and scissors, etc. are all essential and must be kept readily available. Pycube’s RFID technology enabled system can be configured to send frequent reports on inventory to avoid any obstacles.