RFID technology plays a crucial role in securing the safety and satisfaction of patients in hospitals and health care institutions. Active RFID system actually improves patient flow and tracking which can affect the quality of health care provided to the patient. RFID system also provides real-time and accurate information about patient and their health care status in health care institutions.
RFID technology also allows hospital staff to determine the availability of rooms and hospital equipment within just a short period of time. This results to a reduced incidence of overcrowding and high occupancy in hospitals and health care institutions.
Deployment of RFID technology in hospitals facilitate in tracking the movement of patient in the vicinity. RFID Tags are usually attached to the ID bracelets of the patients which allow hospital staff to monitor the patient's movements in hospitals and health care institutions. Through its antenna and RFID Readers, RFID system provides a real time data whenever the patient is taken for a surgical procedure, is moved to another room or if he needs assistance. Aside from tracking the movements of patients, RFID system also allows hospital staff to identify the real-time location of hospital assets and equipment which the patient, doctors and nurses need.