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?
- â€œAutomatic payment machineâ€ [~2:25] outside the exam room. Hey, pay on your way out. And when youâ€™re done paying you can have your prescription [~2:40]. When you print the prescription itâ€™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 â€œu-Severenceâ€ system in this 2010 article in Healthcare Informatics Research.
2 thoughts on “Next generation smart hospital [video from 2009]”
“Geotagging your parking location [~0:30]. You ever forget where you park? Happens to me all the time when I travel.”
You might want to also start Geotagging your Aricept. (he, he, he)
Seriously, the sooner everyone can use a secure smart card, the better for their healthcare. Unfortunately, they’ll always be someone looking to abuse that data in order to line their own pockets.
No problem with the Aricept. My wife puts it in a baggie with my lunch money and pins it to my shirt every morning.