Doctors and hospitals are adopting high levels of automation in the treatment process. This is not restricted to the equipment they use to diagnose a patient or to carry out procedures, but also to track patients and their treatment. Healthcare systems are a very important part of the economy of any country and for public health. RFID technology implements smart patient management, monitoring, and tracking process that can be used in hospitals to automate and organize their information management.

Patients are made to wear RFID Wristband tags which are stored with information regarding their diagnosis, medical history, and treatment process. These RFID tags consist of unique identification numbers for each patient which will identify her/him in the health information system. As the patient moves through different steps in his treatment process, these tags become a medium to automatically identify the patient and retrieve information regarding treatment, medication cycle and also update records as and when the treatment progresses; it is saved in a database for further analysis. 

Benefits of Patient Tracking through RFID:

  • Better tracking of the treatment process
  • Enhancing internal schedules
  • Accumulated RFID data can help a healthcare organization in predicting patient flow.
  • The system increases patient safety by reducing human error and so improves the efficiency of the service
  • Analysing the data about a patient’s movements can help the hospital for deeper insights.