Definition : Systems designed to detect, identify, track, and locate people (e.g., staff, patients, visitors, infants), assets (e.g., equipment, instruments), and/or pharmaceuticals. These systems can monitor movement within a particular location, as well as entry into and exit from a facility. The basic elements of the system are an identification tag that is attached to the asset or worn by the person, a tag-detection device (e.g., a reader), dedicated software, and a unit that displays information. Most identification/tracking/security systems use radiofrequency (RF) signals, but systems based on ultrasonic and infrared (IR) as well as hybrid systems (e.g., RF and IR) are available; some dedicated systems are specialized for tracking only people, assets, infants, surgical instruments, or pharmaceuticals.
Entry Terms : "Bar-Code Wand Readers" , "Passive Tag Radiofrequency Identification Systems" , "Active Tag Radiofrequency Identification Systems" , "Radiofrequency Identification Systems" , "RFID Systems" , "Tracking/Security/Identification Systems" , "Security/Tracking/Identification Systems" , "Identification/Security Systems" , "Automated Identification Systems, Person/Asset/Pharmaceutical" , "Tracking Systems" , "Hospital Tracking Systems" , "Security Systems" , "Hospital Security Systems" , "Bar-Code Readers" , "Safety Systems"
UMDC code : 18567