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A Wireless Mobile Multimedia Information System in Healthcare Using RFID
Telemedicine and e-Health (2008)
  • Weider D Yu, San Jose State University
  • Pradeep Ray, University of New South Wales
  • Tiberiu Motoc, San Jose State University
It is important to improve the efficiency of healthcare-related operations and the associated costs. Healthcare organizations are constantly under increased pressure to streamline operations and provide enhanced services to their patients. Wireless mobile computing technology has the potential to provide the desired benefits and would be a critical part of today’s healthcare information system. In this paper, a system is presented to better facilitate the functions of physicians and medical staff in healthcare by using modern wireless mobile technology, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tools, and multimedia streaming. The paper includes a case study of the development of such a system in the context of healthcare in the United States. The results of the study show how wireless mobile multimedia systems can be developed for the improvement of the quality and efficiency in healthcare for other nations as well. Our testing data show a time reduction of more than 50% in the daily activities of hospital staff.
  • healthcare operations,
  • healthcare,
  • wireless mobile computing technology,
  • RFID
Publication Date
May 20, 2008
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Citation Information
Weider D Yu, Pradeep Ray and Tiberiu Motoc. "A Wireless Mobile Multimedia Information System in Healthcare Using RFID" Telemedicine and e-Health Vol. 14 Iss. 4 (2008)
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