A UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) System for Healthcare: Design and Implementation

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This paper presents a customized design of a UHF Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) system to be installed at the Bank Of Cyprus Oncology Center (BOCOC) in Cyprus. This is a pilot project that aims at evaluating the effectiveness and overall benefits of UHF RFID technology in the healthcare sector. The purpose of the project is threefold: error-free identification of in hospital patients through the use of RFID wristbands/cards; drug inventory control and monitoring; Real Time Location Service (RTLS) capable of locating tagged objects within the premises of the hospital.