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Home Health Agency in The Netherlands using RFID technology for point of care patient records

A home health care company in the Netherlands called ALLEVO is using Radio Frequency Identification tags to speed up patient record keeping. These are the same tags Wal-Mart uses to track packages in shipping.

Every client is provided with a contact free chip card when they become Allévo clients. At each visit, the nurse touches the chip card using a Nokia 3220 phone with RFID reader to register their visit, thus eliminating the time needed to fill in forms. In addition, the nurse has secure access to the most up-to-date information on the client allowing them to focus on delivering care.

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