Tracking the social dimensions of RFID systems in hospitals

  title={Tracking the social dimensions of RFID systems in hospitals},
  author={Jill A. Fisher and Torin Monahan},
  journal={International journal of medical informatics},
  volume={77 3},
BACKGROUND Radio frequency identification (RFID) is an emerging technology that is rapidly becoming the standard for hospitals to track inventory, identify patients, and manage personnel. METHODS Research involved qualitative methods including participant observation and interviews with hospital staff members and industry consultants in the United States. RESULTS Hospital staff, especially nurses, expressed concern about the surveillance potential of these tracking technologies… CONTINUE READING
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