Doctors and hospitals are adopting high levels of automation in the treatment process. This is not restricted to the equipment they use to diagnose a patient or to carry out procedures, but also to track patients and their treatment.
Patients are made to wear RFID Wristband tags which are stored with information regarding their diagnosis, medical history and treatment process. As the patient moves through different steps in his treatment process, these tags become a medium to automatically identify the patient and retrieve information regarding treatment, medication cycle and also update records as and when the treatment progresses. This patient data can also be communicated electronically when required so that special attention can be given and information can be stored and maintained.
Automated tracking of treatment helps in avoiding delays, errors, and miscommunication between medical staff. This ensures quick and proper treatment of patients and also makes better use of hospital resources. There is high return on investment as patients turnaround time reduces and safety risks are also significantly reduced