Holger Fritzsche, Elmer Jeto Gomes Ataide, Afshan Bi, Rohit Kalva, Sandeep Tripathi, Axel Boese, Michael Friebe, Tim Gonschorek: Innovative Hospital Management: Tracking of Radiological Protection Equipment. In: International Journal of Biomedical and Clinical Engineering (IJBCE), 9 (1), S. 33–47, 2020.

Abstract

The healthcare industry is consistently developing a constant supply of medical equipment, e.g. radiation protection wear. These must be inspected regularly to ensure safety and quality. As this equipment keeps on moving from department to department, it has to be located in one place for annual inspection and must be properly documented after quality check. Conventionally, barcodes, QR codes, and manual entry of the required data are used as a tracking method which requires tedious human efforts without delivering the expected results for registration, tracking, and maintenance. A fully or semi-automated computerized system would be desirable in this case. Radio frequency identification systems which consist of tag, reader, and database can be used for tracking. This article presents new innovative RFID based system which is dedicated to quality assurance of radiological protection wear specifically lead aprons. This process facilitates the service management of hospitals.

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@article{fritzsche2020innovative,
title = {Innovative Hospital Management: Tracking of Radiological Protection Equipment},
author = {Holger Fritzsche and Elmer Jeto Gomes Ataide and Afshan Bi and Rohit Kalva and Sandeep Tripathi and Axel Boese and Michael Friebe and Tim Gonschorek},
url = {https://cse.cs.ovgu.de/cse-wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Innovative-Hospital-Management_-Tracking-of-Radiological-Protection-Equipment.pdf},
doi = {10.4018/IJBCE.2020010103},
year  = {2020},
date = {2020-01-01},
journal = {International Journal of Biomedical and Clinical Engineering (IJBCE)},
volume = {9},
number = {1},
pages = {33--47},
publisher = {IGI Global},
abstract = {The healthcare industry is consistently developing a constant supply of medical equipment, e.g. radiation protection wear. These must be inspected regularly to ensure safety and quality. As this equipment keeps on moving from department to department, it has to be located in one place for annual inspection and must be properly documented after quality check. Conventionally, barcodes, QR codes, and manual entry of the required data are used as a tracking method which requires tedious human efforts without delivering the expected results for registration, tracking, and maintenance. A fully or semi-automated computerized system would be desirable in this case. Radio frequency identification systems which consist of tag, reader, and database can be used for tracking. This article presents new innovative RFID based system which is dedicated to quality assurance of radiological protection wear specifically lead aprons. This process facilitates the service management of hospitals.},
keywords = {embedded software engineering, medical engineering},
pubstate = {published},
tppubtype = {article}
}