RFID In Healthcare by M6Fyt1u


									RFID In Healthcare
       Presented By
     Jeanine Edwards
1.     RFID in healthcare
     •   Describe RFD in healthcare
     •   Benefits of RFID in healthcare
2.     Describe and evaluate the hardware utilized with
3.     Describe the known software used with RFID
4.     Describe RFID usability
5.     Types of RFID information systems
6.     Advantage/disadvantage of RFID
7.     Ethical and legal issues of RFID
8.     Competencies, functions, and responsibility of RFID
    Radio Frequency Identification
    Technology that uses radio waves to
     automatically identify:
    1.   People- locating hospital staff and patient tagging
         for error prevention.
    2.   Objects- blood products, medications and locating
    Radio Frequency Identification
    RFID is an enabling technology that:

    1.   Saves lives
    2.   Prevents errors
    3.   Saves costs
    4.   Increases security

                                  (IDTechEx, 2006)
RFID Technology in Use

              (HISI 11thAnnual Conference 2006)
      Hardware used with RFID
   PDA or scanner
   Computer
   Server
   RFID reader
   Antennas
   RFID tags
   RFID printer

                       (Intermec., 2010)
                         RFID Reader
   Device used to interrogate an RFID tag
   Reader has an antenna that emits radio waves
   Sends information scanned to a computer
    through an RFID reader
   PDA’s can be used as a reader

               RFID Software
   RFID tag software
   Wireless tracking software
   Windows operating system
                 RFID Usability
   Positives:
     Tracks patients and patient information in real time
     Promotes patient safety and reduces the risk of
     Easy to use scanning technology

   Negatives:
     Ensure frequencies don’t interfere with other
      medical devices
     Privacy and security issues
   Tracks patient location
   Tracks assets and special equipment
   Tracks medication
   Tracks staff
   Tracks inventory
Types of RFID Information Systems
   RFID is a combination of:
     Organizational Information System- keeps track of
      supplies and inventory
     Clinical Information System- Keeps track of blood
      products, patient information and medications
     Administrative Information System- Tracks patient
      procedures and wait times and employee location

                                       (health-rfid.com ,2007)
          Review of the RFID System
        Healthcare providers and hospital staff use the following
         configurations for RFID
    1.      Silicone computer chip that is tagged on patients, equipment or
    2.      Scanner to scan the tags
    3.      Database that stores the information
    4.      Software that translates the information into a usable format
    5.      Computer to view results
        The (ANSI) American National Standards Institute approves
         the standards for this technology
        The RFID technology is a system I would recommend
         implementing for safety reasons and a way to save costs.

                                                       (hibcc.org, 2010)
           Advantages of RFID
   Improves safety by identifying patients and
    preventing medical errors
   Tracks long term care elderly or disoriented
   Saves time by tracking doctors, nurses and
    patients in a hospital
   Tracks and monitors equipment

                      (A. Aguilar, W. Vander Putten, and F. Kirrane, 2006)
         Disadvantages of RFID
   Tags are not always reliable with some products
    and in some situations
   Cost of the technology
   Lack of standards or guidelines in healthcare

                     (A. Aguilar, W. Vander Putten, and F. Kirrane, 2006)
           Ethical/Legal Issues
   Controversial privacy implications
   Potential for violations of security with existing
    RFID products
   Storage of patient information in RFID
       Informatics Competencies
   Beginning nurse- uses RFID technology with
    the proper training
   Experienced nurse- participates in designing,
    implementing and troubleshooting
   Informatics nurse specialist- defines, evaluates
    and consults in the application and training
    Functions and Responsibilities
   Analyzes clinical workflow to determine current
   Facilitates the design and development
   Tests and implements technology
   Trains and evaluates

                                (my.clevelandclinic.org, 2010)
   RFID is a very useful technology that saves
    lives, prevents errors, saves costs, and increases
   RFID is found in many areas in the hospital
    such as with patients, staff, blood products,
    medications, and equipment
   RFID has many benefits but does not come
    without controversy and expense
   A. Aguilar, W. Vander Putten, F. Kirrane. HISI 11thAnnual
    Conference 2006. Positive patient identification using RFID and
    wireless networks. Reference retrieved June 2, 2010 from
   Nursing Informatics: nursing past, present, and future retrieved
    August 6, 2010 from
   P Fuhrer, D Guinard - Proceedings of ECEH06, Fribourg,
    Switzerland, 2006 - Building a Smart Hospital using RFID
    technologies. Reference retrieved June 25, 2010 from
   Rapid Adoption of RFID in Healthcare (2006,May 8). Reference
    retrieved June 2, 2010 from
   RFID in Healthcare March 9, 2007 retrieved July 16, 2010 from
    youtube.com linked to www.health-RFID.com
   RFID healthcare standards retrieved July 16, 2010 from
   RFID Reader reference retrieved June 25, 2010 from

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