Tan Tock Seng Hospital uses RFID to monitor patients’ temperature

RFID Journal, article (extract), January 28, 2009:

One of Singapore’s busiest health-care facilities finds that the system improves patient care, reduces labor costs and provides better clinical data.

Tan Tock Seng Hospital first rolled out radio frequency identification technology in 2007 to track more than 1,200 patients throughout its facility, and to be able to locate them immediately when required for testing. Now, the hospital is expanding the system to include a 3-centimeter-wide (1.2-inch-wide) active ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) tag taped to a patient’s abdomen, to monitor that individual’s body temperature and detect serious infections without waking him or her.
Source: 
Friedlos D. Tan Tock Seng Hospital uses RFID to take patient temperatures. RFID Journal 2009 January 28.

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