RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. It is similar to barcode technology, however instead of scanning a barcode, radio waves are used to capture the data. One of the main benefits of RFID is that it does not require “line of site” for the stored data on the label or tag to be read.
Within a hospital environment, RFID technology can be used for a multitude of tracking applications. Dakota recommend the 6PM iFIT Solution (Intelligent File & Inventory Tracking Solution).
Utilising RFID technology iFIT gives you the tools to manage:
- Paper based health records
- Supplies – specimen samples, pharmaceutical inventory distribution and batch management
- Medical Devices
- Assets - physical asset: wheel chairs, portable x-ray equipment, blood testing machines, etc.
- Vulnerable Patients – newborns, elderly etc
- Porters, Staff etc