Patient identification technologies and associated applications in European hospitals

We look at the importance of patient ID technology for data collection and dissemination in modern hospitals


Throughout the healthcare sector, the challenge is to deliver optimum patient care within highly constrained budgets. The latest medical ID technologies can help to meet this challenge through improved accuracy and efficiency across all functions of patient care.

The research outlined here has a focus on:

  • How patients are currently identified with medical bracelets, and what improvements can be made in patient safety

  • How medical ID bracelet technology is being used to match patients with specimens and medications correctly

  • Where mobile technology is being used to collect and retrieve data. The results bring to light some of the greatest concerns around implementing medical ID technologies, including potential costs and the complexity of the healthcare technology involved.

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