BUILDING SMART SAUDI HOSPITALS USING RFID TECHNOLOGIES

Ali Al Kinani, Deena M Barakah

Abstract

With the more advancement in impeded computing, RFID technology are gradually begun to be a necessity for improvement of medical service quality and patient safety. Nowadays, RFID helps optimizing business processes in healthcare, improve the patients’ care, reduce operating costs, helps avoiding severe clinical errors and reduce costly thefts or loss of facility equipments. For this , healthcare is predicted to be one the major growth areas for RFID. However, a real challenge still exits. That is, how to incorporate RFID successfully into medical practice, especially when relevant experience is limited. To investigate this issue, this paper surveys how RFID emerging technology is currently used to build smart Saudi hospitals. It describes in detail some of its interesting applications and its promising perspectives in several leading Saudi health care facilities. The study is expected to have several important implications for developing RFID applications in Saudi healthcare organizations.

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in Harvard Style

Al Kinani A. and Barakah D. (2010). BUILDING SMART SAUDI HOSPITALS USING RFID TECHNOLOGIES . In Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations - Volume 1: ICISO, ISBN 978-989-8425-26-3, pages 32-36. DOI: 10.5220/0003267100320036


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iciso10,
author={Ali Al Kinani and Deena M Barakah},
title={BUILDING SMART SAUDI HOSPITALS USING RFID TECHNOLOGIES},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations - Volume 1: ICISO,},
year={2010},
pages={32-36},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003267100320036},
isbn={978-989-8425-26-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations - Volume 1: ICISO,
TI - BUILDING SMART SAUDI HOSPITALS USING RFID TECHNOLOGIES
SN - 978-989-8425-26-3
AU - Al Kinani A.
AU - Barakah D.
PY - 2010
SP - 32
EP - 36
DO - 10.5220/0003267100320036