Journal of Applied Mathematics

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  • Volume 2014, Special Issue (2014), Article ID 984721, 11 pages.

Building a Smooth Medical Service for Operating Room Using RFID Technologies

Lun-Ping Hung, Hsin-Ke Lu, Ching-Sheng Wang, and Ding-Jung Chiang

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Due to the information technology advancement, the feasibility for the establishment of mobile medical environments has been strengthened. Using RFID to facilitate the tracing of patients’ mobile position in hospital has attracted more attentions from researchers due to the demand on advanced features. Traditionally, the management of surgical treatment is generally manually operated and there is no consistent operating procedure for patients transferring among wards, surgery waiting rooms, operating rooms, and recovery rooms, resulting in panicky and urgent transferring work among departments and, thus, leading to delays and errors. In this paper, we propose a new framework using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for a mobilized surgical process monitoring system. Through the active tag, an application management system used before, during, and after the surgical processes has been proposed. The concept of signal level matrix, SLM, was proposed to accurately identify patients and dynamically track patients’ location. By updating patient’s information real-time, the preprocessing time needed for various tasks and incomplete transfers among departments can be reduced, the medical resources can be effectively used, unnecessary medical disputes can be reduced, and more comprehensive health care environment can be provided. The feasibility and effectiveness of our proposed system are demonstrated with a number of experimental results.

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J. Appl. Math., Volume 2014, Special Issue (2014), Article ID 984721, 11 pages.

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Hung, Lun-Ping; Lu, Hsin-Ke; Wang, Ching-Sheng; Chiang, Ding-Jung. Building a Smooth Medical Service for Operating Room Using RFID Technologies. J. Appl. Math. 2014, Special Issue (2014), Article ID 984721, 11 pages. doi:10.1155/2014/984721.

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