NFC in Healthcare: Top 5 Benefits

The healthcare industry benefits from the innovation that is at the crossing point of hardware and technological advancements.

The healthcare industry benefits from the innovation that is at the crossing point of hardware and technological advancements. One of the examples is NFC (near-field communication) – a set of protocols that allow devices to communicate with each other. Common architecture often includes a smartphone and an NFC-enabled device, for example, a bracelet with an embedded chip. Let’s learn how healthcare organizations apply NFC to enhance patient care and business processes, and what benefits they gain.

Extra security
Clinics, hospitals, and treatment centers have restricted areas where only particular people are allowed to enter, for instance, only authorized personnel can access operating rooms. These areas should somehow be isolated from the public. To do so, such rooms can be equipped with entrance trackers, and personnel can use badges or smartphones with NFC to enter them.
Another facet of NFC utilization is data security.

In addition to gaining entry to rooms, NFC can be used by medical workers to get access to computers, database files and so on. This is a faster and more convenient way of obtaining necessary sensitive data.

Real-time updates
To better track all patient-related data and always have the latest updates, NFC is applied at its best. Wristbands with embedded NFC chips store and continuously update data about patients’ movements, nurses’ visits, and treatment details. Such wristbands are easy to use and provide medical staff with all the valuable information immediately.

ID wearables
People with certain health conditions, such as diabetes or strong allergies, always carry a medical ID plate. Medical alert bracelets are quite popular, but what if there is a need to provide first responders with more detail about your health? NFC-enabled wristbands can do the job, storing more crucial data than a typical ID bracelet can.

Remote monitoring
Again about wristbands – they greatly aid in 24/7 patient monitoring. Embedded NFC chips track vital body signs, allowing patients to visit their caregiver less often, as he or she continuously receive information about their health without any personal examinations.

Medication safety check
NFC tags can be used to mark medications so that it’s simple to check their authenticity just using a smartphone. People can also view details like side effects or dosage, manufacturer’s website link and so on. Even requesting a prescription refill can be performed via a smartphone.

NFC technology provides a strong template for further advancement in hardware for healthcare facilities. Stay up to date with the blog to learn more about healthcare innovations and technologies. At Softvelopers, we are ready to bring all the benefits of NFC technology right in your business. Contact us to put your ideas to life.

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