Developing a process model for deployment of radio frequency identification technology (RFID) in hospitals: An action research framework

Chandana Unnithan, Ross Smith, Bardo Fraunholz

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Abstract

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is increasingly being explored for deployment in hospitals to improve their existing processes. In recent years, RFID pilots has lead to full scale implementation in hospitals, especially for tracking of expensive equipment as well as movable assets that are critical in surgeries. However, academic research is yet to emerge with a generic process model that can be adapted contextually for deployment of RFID in particular hospital settings. In this paper, we propose an action research framework for a pilot implementation of RFID in a large Indian hospital, the experiences of which will contribute to and result in the development of such a process model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMCCSIS'08 - IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems; Proceedings of Informatics 2008 and Data Mining 2008
Pages43-50
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventInformatics 2008 and Data Mining 2008, MCCSIS'08 - IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 22 Jul 200827 Jul 2008

Publication series

NameMCCSIS'08 - IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems; Proceedings of Informatics 2008 and Data Mining 2008

Conference

ConferenceInformatics 2008 and Data Mining 2008, MCCSIS'08 - IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period22/07/0827/07/08

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Keywords

  • Framework
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitals
  • India
  • Processes
  • RFID

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Unnithan, C., Smith, R., & Fraunholz, B. (2008). Developing a process model for deployment of radio frequency identification technology (RFID) in hospitals: An action research framework. In MCCSIS'08 - IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems; Proceedings of Informatics 2008 and Data Mining 2008 (pp. 43-50). (MCCSIS'08 - IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems; Proceedings of Informatics 2008 and Data Mining 2008).