Increasing Patient Safety and Nurse Work Efficiency Via RFID

By Doug

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A 270-bed hospital in Tokyo, Japan, has implemented an intelligent nursing information system using handheld terminals with bar-code and RFID capabilities. This terminal facilitates the real-time confirmation and updating of patient information stored in the hospital's electronic medical record (EMR) system. One of the most important aspects of phase one of this project is injection safety. At a patient's bedside, immediately prior to injection, drug...

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