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Application of RFID Technology in Patient Management System

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2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Seattle, Washington

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June 14, 2015

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June 14, 2015

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June 17, 2015





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Instrumentation Division Technical Session 2

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26.223.1 - 26.223.17



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Lash Mapa Purdue University Calumet (College of Technology)

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Lash Mapa is a Professor in Industrial/Mechanical Engineering Technology at Purdue University Calumet (PUC). His undergraduate and graduate degrees are in Chemical Engineering. He has several years’ experience as a Chemical Engineer, Process and Project manager with European and U.S. manufacturing organizations. Currently, he is involved in the MS Technology program at PUC and has managed over thirty lean six sigma projects with manufacturing, service industry and educational institutions. He is a certified six sigma black belt and a certified quality engineer with ASQ

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Kishan Saha Purdue University Calumet

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Kishan Saha has pursued Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering Technology at Purdue University. His graduate research areas involves variable interaction on RFID tag readability and its application in the Medical field and several six sigma projects. In conjunction of graduate studies and research, he also gained hands-on experiences through internship at a full-service food store. He is a ASQ certified Quality Improvement Associate.

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Title: Application of RFID Technology in Patient ManagementSystemAbstract:Hospitals and other medical service facilities are trying to minimize the time it takesto serve a patient in an efficient manner. Typically, the service time involvesidentifying the patient, type of service required, history of treatment and accessingpersonal information. The current methodology consumes excessive time toperform these tasks. In addition, human error can make the procedure even longer.Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology can play a key role to retrievepatient data and track patients within the medical facility. A basic RFID systemconsists of a tag, antenna and a reader. RFID tag is a low power communicationdevice which is capable of storing information that can be attached to the patientID card. Using this RFID methodology it is possible to access patient informationand movement within the medical facility once registered. This paper details howa pilot model was developed to retrieve patient information quickly and track theindividual from registration onwards. A database was designed to facilitate datagathering and organizing them to be retrieved quickly. An output patient profilewill be presented.

Mapa, L., & Saha, K. (2015, June), Application of RFID Technology in Patient Management System Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23562

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