Improving Hospital-Based Medication Administration Using NFC

By Doug

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Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is testing a Near Field Communication (NFC) RFID system it developed that enables health-care staff members to manage the administration of medication at a patient's bedside. Nurses currently use a computer and a bar-code scanner to administer medications to patients in the hospital. Using this bar-code-based electronic medication administration and reconciliation (e-MAR) sy...

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