Need and Priority Assessment of Kerman's Teaching Hospitals to Implementation of RFID Technology

Ansari, Rezvan and Mehraeen, Esmaeil and Sabahi, Azam (2015) Need and Priority Assessment of Kerman's Teaching Hospitals to Implementation of RFID Technology. Journal of Health and Biomedical Informatics, 2 (3). pp. 141-148. ISSN 2423-3498


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Introduction: Radio frequency identification technology (RFID) is one of the information technology achievements that can simultaneously cover the information management, authentication, and tracking. This study is intended to determine the needs and priority assessment of Kerman's teaching hospitals to implement RFID technology. Method: This study was a cross-sectional and quantitative one carried out in six wards of teaching hospitals in Kerman city in 2015. The data collection tool was a questionnaire that was separately designed for each ward. SPSS software version 20 was used for data analysis. Results: The results showed that the emergency department, based on its functional status, had the most urgent need to implement RFID technology. Also, from the perspective of the study subjects, the priority of RFID implementation respectively in emergency departments and medical equipment was more than other wards. Conclusion: Since the studied wards of Kerman teaching hospitals have a lot of problems, and prevalence of any of these problems can lead to ineffectiveness of activity in hospitals, increase in costs, and ultimately endangering the lives of patients, implementation RFID system is essential to solve these problems. Considering the importance of time in the emergency department and also given the studied personnel point of view, emergency department had the greatest need to RFID Implementation technology.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Needs Assessment, Radio Frequency Identification Technology, Implementation, Hospital,
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Depositing User: simin salehi nejad
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2016 05:44
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2016 05:44

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