The video below is from 2009 shows some pretty cool uses for RFID (smart card).
Things I found interesting:
- Geotagging your parking location [~0:30]. You ever forget where you park? Happens to me all the time when I travel.
- Some of the software shown in the video [~2:00 min] was developed by Microsoft, including simple things like Windows and PowerPoint. Why don’t we hear the boys in Redmond weighing in more on healthcare software?
- “Automatic payment machine” [~2:25] outside the exam room. Hey, pay on your way out. And when you’re done paying you can have your prescription [~2:40]. When you print the prescription it’s also electronically submitted to the pharmacy of your choice.
- The amenities found in the VIP rooms [~3:30].
- Use of RFID tags on medication (chemotherapy) labels [~4:23]
- Web-based healthcare information [~5:25]
- Anticoagulant results available to patients from the comfort of their own internet browser [~6:15], among other pertinent information.
You can read more about the “u-Severence” system in this 2010 article in Healthcare Informatics Research.