Purpose - (RFID) is a technology that uses radio waves for data collection and transfer, so data is captured efciently, automatically and in real time without human intervention. This technology, alone or in addition to other technologies has been considered as a possible solution to reduce problems that endanger public health or to improve its management. This scoping review aims to provide readers with an up-to-date picture of the use of this technology in health care settings. Methods - This scoping review examines the state of RFID technology in the healthcare area for the period 2017-2022, specifcally addressing RFID versatility and investigating how this technology can contribute to radically change the management of public health. The guidelines of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) have been followed. Literature reviews or surveys were excluded. Only articles describing technologies implemented on a real environment or on prototypes were included. Results - The search returned 366 results. After screening, based on title and abstract, 58 articles were considered suitable for this work. 11 articles were reviewed because they met the qualifying requirements. The study of the selected articles highlighted six matters that can be proftably impacted by this technology. Conclusion - The selected papers show that this technology can improve patient safety by reducing medical errors, that can occur within operating rooms. It can also be the solution to overcome the problem of the black market in counterfeiting drugs, or as a prevention tool. Further research is needed, especially on data management, security, and privacy, given the sensitive nature of medical information.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in health care: where are we? A scoping review / Profetto, Laura; Gherardelli, Monica; Iadanza, Ernesto. - In: HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 2190-7188. - ELETTRONICO. - (2022), pp. 1-13. [10.1007/s12553-022-00696-1]

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in health care: where are we? A scoping review

Gherardelli, Monica;Iadanza, Ernesto
2022

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Purpose - (RFID) is a technology that uses radio waves for data collection and transfer, so data is captured efciently, automatically and in real time without human intervention. This technology, alone or in addition to other technologies has been considered as a possible solution to reduce problems that endanger public health or to improve its management. This scoping review aims to provide readers with an up-to-date picture of the use of this technology in health care settings. Methods - This scoping review examines the state of RFID technology in the healthcare area for the period 2017-2022, specifcally addressing RFID versatility and investigating how this technology can contribute to radically change the management of public health. The guidelines of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) have been followed. Literature reviews or surveys were excluded. Only articles describing technologies implemented on a real environment or on prototypes were included. Results - The search returned 366 results. After screening, based on title and abstract, 58 articles were considered suitable for this work. 11 articles were reviewed because they met the qualifying requirements. The study of the selected articles highlighted six matters that can be proftably impacted by this technology. Conclusion - The selected papers show that this technology can improve patient safety by reducing medical errors, that can occur within operating rooms. It can also be the solution to overcome the problem of the black market in counterfeiting drugs, or as a prevention tool. Further research is needed, especially on data management, security, and privacy, given the sensitive nature of medical information.
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