A UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system for healthcare: Design and implementation

Anastasis C. Polycarpou, George Gregoriou, Panayiotis Polycarpou, Loizos Papaloizou, Aggelos Bletsas, Antonis Dimitriou, John Sahalos

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Abstract

This paper presents a customized design of a UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system to be installed at the Bank of Cyprus Oncology Center (BOCOC) in Cyprus. This is a pilot project that aims at evaluating the effectiveness and overall benefits of UHF RFID technology in the healthcare sector. The purpose of the project is threefold: a) Error-free identification of in-hospital patients through the use of RFID wristbands/cards; b) drug inventory control and monitoring; c) Real Time Location Service (RTLS) capable of locating tagged objects within the premises of the hospital. For the three main pillars of the project, a Graphical User Interface (GUI) was developed in order to run on light-weight medical tablet PCs. The application can access data from a secured central database hosting sensitive information regarding patients, drugs, medical assets, and high-value equipment. The communication between the server and the medical tablet PCs is done over an encrypted wireless local access network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - Second International ICST Conference, MobiHealth 2010, Revised Selected Papers
Pages252-259
Number of pages8
Volume55 LNICST
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2nd International ICST Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare, MobiHealth 2010 - Ayia Napa, Cyprus
Duration: 18 Oct 201020 Oct 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Volume55 LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211

Other

Other2nd International ICST Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare, MobiHealth 2010
CountryCyprus
CityAyia Napa
Period18/10/1020/10/10

Keywords

  • drug inventory control
  • e-health
  • patient identification
  • RFID
  • RTLS
  • smart labels

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    Polycarpou, A. C., Gregoriou, G., Polycarpou, P., Papaloizou, L., Bletsas, A., Dimitriou, A., & Sahalos, J. (2011). A UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system for healthcare: Design and implementation. In Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - Second International ICST Conference, MobiHealth 2010, Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 55 LNICST, pp. 252-259). (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering; Vol. 55 LNICST). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20865-2_32