Multidimensional evaluation of a radio frequency identification wi-fi location tracking system in an acute-care hospital setting

@article{Okoniewska2012MultidimensionalEO,
  title={Multidimensional evaluation of a radio frequency identification wi-fi location tracking system in an acute-care hospital setting},
  author={Barbara Okoniewska and Alecia Graham and Marina L. Gavrilova and Dannel Wah and Jonathan Gilgen and Jason Coke and Jack Burden and Shikha Nayyar and Joseph Kaunda and Dean Yergens and Barry Baylis and William A. Ghali},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={674-9}
}
Real-time locating systems (RTLS) have the potential to enhance healthcare systems through the live tracking of assets, patients and staff. This study evaluated a commercially available RTLS system deployed in a clinical setting, with three objectives: (1) assessment of the location accuracy of the technology in a clinical setting; (2) assessment of the value of asset tracking to staff; and (3) assessment of threshold monitoring applications developed for patient tracking and inventory control… CONTINUE READING
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