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Does the medical and pharmaceutical industry need RFID

the answer is yes. The medical and pharmaceutical industry is an industry that allows no mistakes. It is hard to imagine what kind of threat and disaster it will bring to human life if patients are given the wrong drugs, or some drugs expire, fake drugs are flooded, and some used medical waste is recycled by criminals

therefore, using high-tech means to track and monitor drugs, patients and waste medical waste is the wonderful use of RFID. We might as well discuss the methods and key points of using RFID in the medical industry from various angles in the form of cases

According to the report of the World Health Organization, more than 100000 deaths are caused by counterfeit drugs around the world every year. So, how do consumers identify genuine and fake drugs? Of course, they don't have to be sharp eyed. Pharmaceutical manufacturer Banner's pharmacaps softlet capsules can use RFID to provide protection to prevent consumers from being cheated by counterfeit products

soflet capsule is a drug that consumers like. In order to prevent counterfeiting, it uses a tightly attached gelatin film to wrap the tablets, forming a protective layer that resists tampering and makes any tampering clear at a glance. At the same time, the cost of these coatings is not high. This high-tech anti-counterfeiting is more effective than simply cracking down on counterfeits

Purdue Pharma L.P., another manufacturer of prescription and over-the-counter drugs and medical products, has purchased symbol's RFID mobile computer to combat the production of illegally forged drugs. Purdue Pharma will use symbol's RFID system to monitor products from factory to sales, wholesalers, hospitals and pharmacies. When the product is automatically packaged, the readers installed on both sides of the production line will automatically read the label information of each medicine bottle, and then these information will be transmitted to Purdue's asset management system to realize real-time monitoring

rapid and efficient drug management

the 12000 square meter modern logistics center of Beijing Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. has realized the automation and informatization of drug acceptance, storage, sorting, distribution and other links. It is the first modern pharmaceutical logistics distribution center in the field of domestic pharmaceutical circulation at present

entering the modern logistics distribution center of Beijing Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. is quite different from the traditional logistics warehouse, which is like a circulation factory. Drugs are purchased by high-speed vertical elevators, forklifts and other operations to bring goods into high-rise pallet shelves and classified storage areas; The customer's order information is transformed into order picking instructions, which are issued through the advanced computer system; The carton transmission line automatically sends the turnover boxes with picking instructions to the commodity picking area; The picker receives the picking order by scanning the barcode of the turnover box with infrared ray; The electronic label on the flow type shelf automatically displays the order number, picking position, picking quantity and completion status; The picker completes the picking task according to the quantity displayed on the electronic label, pushes the turnover box into the transmission line, and continues to pick goods in the next area

rfid is actually a tool of modern pharmaceutical logistics distribution center. With its help, medical distribution realizes automatic picking, improves operation efficiency and accuracy, and the error of goods picking is almost zero; At the same time, the combination of high-speed vertical conveying and horizontal conveying devices greatly reduces the labor intensity of employees, shortens the delivery time, and greatly improves the utilization rate of the warehouse

quick registration saves lives

in many hospitals, there are a large number of emergency patients every day, especially in some large emergency rescue centers where there are huge differences in low-level energy consumption and environmental impact in the whole life cycle of cars with front-end parts made of steel, aluminum and magnesium, including material recycling. When there is an accident and a large number of injured people rush into the hospital, every minute and second is particularly precious at this time, And there is no room for mistakes. In order to quickly identify all patients, complete admission registration and give first aid, the medical department urgently needs to determine the details of the injured, including name, age, blood type, family name, emergency contact, past medical history, etc. In the past, manual registration was slow and had a high error rate, and it was impossible for critically ill patients to register normally. According to statistics, every year, a considerable number of patients in Chinese hospitals cannot confirm the identity of patients for a long time, and it is difficult to contact their families. Therefore, a large amount of funds cannot be recovered every year. In China, almost all hospitals are facing this dilemma

Wilford Hall treatment center in the United States is an air force hospital with 1000 beds and 24-hour reception of patients. In order to speed up the treatment of emergency patients, they adopted RFID application system. In the past, it took about 15 minutes for a hospital to accept a patient just for admission registration; Now we use RFID medical card, which only takes 2 minutes! At ordinary times, the information is printed on the medical card and carried by the patient. When the patient is admitted for treatment, the hospital only needs a two-dimensional bar code scanner to scan the label information on the medical card, and all the data enters the computer in less than a second to complete the patient's admission registration and medical record acquisition, so it saves a lot of valuable time for emergency patients. Because RFID technology provides a reliable, efficient and cost-effective information storage and inspection method, the hospital will not delay the rescue of emergency patients, let alone cause medical accidents due to the misunderstanding of the wounded. In addition, in the case of transfer for treatment, the patient's data, including medical history, injury type, treatment method, treatment place, treatment status, etc., can be made into new labels and transmitted to the next treatment hospital. Because all these information can be input at one time by reading the RF tag, unnecessary manual input is reduced and human errors are avoided

after using RFID, the patient's personal medical information can be carried around, and there is no need to enter personal information manually in emergency, which saves time and even saves lives. In addition, the cost of RFID is not high, which also creates conditions for the use of emergency treatment

the new version of "who am I"

in daily medical activities, we really use patient identification all the time, including using bedside identification cards that record the patient's situation, letting the patient wear hospital clothes, and so on. Hospital staff often use words like "patient in bed 10, taking medicine" to guide patients to receive various treatments. Unfortunately, these methods often lead to wrong recognition results, and even medical accidents. In fact, we have not really used correct and effective patient identification to reduce medical accidents and improve medical management

the hospital should follow the following three basic principles to clearly identify patients: provide accurate and unified identification of patients, covering all relevant departments of the hospital; Establish a clear corresponding relationship between patients and medical records and various treatment activities; Use reliable identification products to ensure that the patient identification will not be replaced or lost

by using the specially designed patient logo, the main electronic testing machines of the factory at present include: LCD electronic tensile testing machine, microcomputer controlled electronic universal testing machine wrist strap (patient identification wristband). Tying the identification belt marked with the important information of the patient on the wrist of the patient for 24-hour personal identification can effectively ensure the rapid and accurate identification of the patient at any time. At the same time, the specially designed patient identification belt can prevent being replaced or removed, ensuring the uniqueness and correctness of the identification object

who is the patient who can't accurately express his condition? newborn. Newly born children have similar characteristics and lack of understanding and expression skills. If they are not effectively identified, they will often cause false recognition. Therefore, the identification of newborns is still important

first of all, newborn babies in hospitals cannot communicate with medical staff, and can only accept passive signs. At the same time, the mother and the baby are a pair of matches, and there are management loopholes in labeling the baby alone, which cannot prevent malicious artificial exchange. Therefore, it is best to mark the relationship between the newborn baby and its mother, and connect the biological mother and child by means of the same code. During the temporary transfer of baby care rights between hospital staff and mothers, both parties should check at the same time to ensure the correct mother child pairing. Note that the newborn identification belt must also be able to be wiped with water and alcohol resistance, even when bathing the baby. When the identity mark is applicable to a newborn, it represents a certain object, and the hospital can establish the medical record file of the identified object based on this mark. As far as the chain is concerned, the permanent neonatal identity file can prove the correct relationship between the infant's identity and the biological mother and child. The newborn's foot prints and the mother's fingerprints should be sampled immediately after the baby is born and printed on a special form for archiving. At the time of discharge, the mother must sign the form

there is no escape from medical waste

if counterfeit drugs are blocking the source and patient registration is to ensure the effect, medical waste is also a dangerous place that has to be supervised. Recently, Kureha, a Japanese waste management company, began to test whether RFID can be used to track medical waste. Kureha said that this is the first experiment in the Asia Pacific region to track medical waste using RFID. The purpose of the experiment is to test whether RFID tag technology can effectively track medical waste during its transportation to the disposal site. The main goal is to use the tracking system to determine the status of hospitals and transportation companies and prevent illegal dumping of medical waste

the cartons and plastic containers used by Kureha will be equipped with R. this instrument is a single 1 projection lighting FID tag, and the signal receiving antenna will be installed in IBM's RFID solution center. The test will analyze signal sensitivity and data reading accuracy parameters. If all goes well, Kureha general hospital in Fukushima, Japan, will deploy RFID system to track medical waste in the near future

these RFID applications in the medical and pharmaceutical industry, of course, have unlimited opportunities. For users and it manufacturers, the foundation of RFID is an effective database. In other words, whether it is drug production or patient monitoring, if a reasonable database is not established, all monitoring and management are on paper

as the medical industry itself has a certain foundation for the development of informatization, some hospitals have already had outpatient charging systems, inpatient management systems, etc., therefore, the connection between RFID and them and the duplication of data is the next challenge

rfid is icing on the cake, not a timely help. The informatization construction of the medical industry itself has a certain foundation, and some RFID projects will make the management more orderly and the efficiency of the hospital higher. However, if there is no certain foundation for a simple RFID application, it is impossible to apply successfully. Because if the hospital or drugstore only knows who the patient is, where he is, etc., it is of no real use to better serve the patient

therefore, it is more important for RFID manufacturers, hospitals and pharmaceutical factories to further develop and utilize the original it system. For it manufacturers who are ready to enter these industries, before communicating directly with users, it is better to do a good job of manufacturers who used to do informatization for hospitals. Only when the two parties work together, can they be more persuasive and efficient. (T112)

source: CCID - China Computer News

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