Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

5-2011

Abstract

RFID technology has been examined in healthcare to support a variety of applications such as patient identification and monitoring, asset tracking, and patient–drug compliance. However, managing the large volume of RFID data and understanding them in the medical context present new challenges. One effective solution for dealing with these challenges is complex event processing (CEP), which can extract meaningful events for context-aware applications. In this paper, we propose a CEP framework to model surgical events and critical situations in an RFID-enabled hospital. We have implemented a prototype system with the proposed approach for surgical management and conducted performance evaluations to test its scalability and capability. Our study provides a feasible solution to improve patient safety and operational efficiency for an RFID-enabled hospital, by providing sense and response capability to detect medically significant events.

Keywords

Complex event processing, RFID, Smart hospital, Healthcare, Surgery

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Health and Medical Administration | Operations and Supply Chain Management

Research Areas

Information Systems and Management

Publication

Journal of Network and Computer Applications

Volume

34

Issue

3

First Page

799

Last Page

810

ISSN

1084-8045

Identifier

10.1016/j.jnca.2010.04.020

Publisher

Elsevier

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnca.2010.04.020