Department

Biomedical and General Engineering Department

Degree Name

BS in General Engineering

Date

6-2012

Advisor(s)

Tali Freed

Abstract/Summary

The purpose of this project is to explore the feasibility and economic viability of the implementation of a radio frequency identification (RFID) system in a large-scale, medical office setting. Practitioners in fields such as; medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, allied health, and other care providers do not have a sufficient method for tracking filing forms. RFID has the potential to reduce wait time, improve checking-in time, and decrease the possibility of interchanging documents between patients.

The purpose of this RFID system is to improve upon the filing system already in place in any office setting. The major consideration behind this project is that there are thousands of files and folders for patients within any office setting. Therefore, a major overhaul of this system with a more high tech and relatively inexpensive RFID system may improve waiting times and ensure accuracy. This project is not focusing on any particular field or office, but focuses on a small-scale conceptual design and testing.

A RFID system will be designed and simulated to test the effectiveness in an office setting where filing forms is required. An analysis will be performed to compare the effectiveness of the RFID configuration and the legacy system to determine if using the RFID system is a viable option.

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