Daqing Women’s and Children’s Hospital in China rolls out SmartSense for wireless temperature monitoring, infant safety, and patient tracking

  In an effort to enhance patient safety and reduce nurses’ workload, Daqing Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Heilongjiang, China, has rolled out the SmartSense infant safety system in its maternity ward and both the SmartSense temperature monitoring system and SmartSense patient tracking system in its pediatric ward. These systems use radio frequency identification (RFID),…

Affiliated Zhongshan Hospital of Dalian University (China) uses information technology to improve service quality and efficiency

中国数字医学 (China Digital Medicine), article in Chinese (summary), March 2013: The Affiliated Zhongshan Hospital of Dalian University (China) uses information technology as part of its long-term plan to propel itself into the fast lane of the information highway. This technology was applied to sterile supplies traceability using barcodes, RFID, and mobile computing techniques; automated vital…

Wuxi People’s Hospital in China investigates the use of wireless temperature monitoring in the ICU

护理学杂志 (Journal of Nursing Science), article in Chinese (summary), January 2012: Researchers from Wuxi People’s Hospital in Wuxi, China, investigated the use of the Cadi SmartSense wireless temperature monitoring system on 180 patients in the hospital’s ICU and found that temperature readings recorded by the system were close to axillary temperature readings taken with a mercury thermometer. The…

Wireless temperature monitoring at a Wuxi hospital reduces costs of labor and consumables and chances of spread of infection

中国数学医学 (China Digital Medicine), article in Chinese (extract; original and translated), October 2011: Last paragraph of article (translated): The use of RFID-based temperature sensors to measure temperature represents a change from the manual methods used in the past. Such sensors can be conveniently used for continuous monitoring of critically-ill patients, patients with infectious diseases, and patients…

The use of RFID technology in the ICU

中华医院管理杂志 (Chinese Journal of Hospital Administration), article in Chinese (extract; original and translated), September 2011:   Discussion (translated): The ICU has all kinds of critically ill patients, data from intensive care monitoring, mobile devices, and medical waste. ICU staff faces high workload and high pressure. It is possible to take advantage of the mobility-enabling feature,…