Building Secure and Smart Hospitals with RFID

About RFID

Radio Frequency Identification or RFID is a technology that enables unique identification of entities and prevents theft of objects. With the implementation of RFID, inappropriate assignment of tasks or improper scheduling can also be prevented.

In order to use RFID for prevention of theft and improper assignment/scheduling, RFID tags are attached to the objects. RFID readers then use Radio Frequencies to locate and identify the objects, and transfer the gathered information to the system on which RFID application is installed. RFID application interprets the received information to an understandable language before the results are displayed on display unit.


Most commonly used RFID terms and their descriptions are as below:

RFID Best Practices for Smart Hospitals

A few key points while deploying RFID must be remembered and implemented while building a smart hospital setup. Some major key points are discussed below:

Apart from RFID tags and other labels, it is also important to place RFID readers at proper locations of the hospitals in order to build a smart and secure RFID setup. Some key points in this regard are discussed as below:

If the above discussed points are taken into consideration while implementing RFID solutions in the hospitals, the hospitals can be made secure, while offering effective and quick services at the same time.