A simulation study of RFID system for improving patient discharge process in a hospital

Shim, S, Kumar, A and Jiao, R 2014, 'A simulation study of RFID system for improving patient discharge process in a hospital', in Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Systems and Informatics (ICSAI 2014), Shanghai, China, 15-17 November 2014, pp. 436-440.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title A simulation study of RFID system for improving patient discharge process in a hospital
Author(s) Shim, S
Kumar, A
Jiao, R
Year 2014
Conference name ICSAI 2014
Conference location Shanghai, China
Conference dates 15-17 November 2014
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Systems and Informatics (ICSAI 2014)
Publisher IEEE
Place of publication United States
Start page 436
End page 440
Total pages 5
Abstract A hospital in Singapore considers deploying radio-frequency identification (RFID) system and setting up a new discharge lounge to improve the patient discharge process. This study uses computer simulation in modeling and comparing the current process without the RFID system and the discharge lounge and the new process with the RFID system and the discharge lounge, and assesses the impact of the RFID system and the discharge lounge on the process in terms of resource utilization and times taken in the process. The results could prove helpful to those who consider deploying RFID system for the patient discharge process in hospitals or other similar processes.
Subjects Operations Research
Keyword(s) hospital
patient discharge
RFID
simulation
tracking
DOI - identifier 10.1109/ICSAI.2014.7009328
Copyright notice © 2014 IEEE
ISBN 9781479954582
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