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Real-Time Location Systems for Hospital Emergency Response
March/April 2011 (vol. 13 no. 2)
pp. 37-43
Cindy Notobartolo, Johns Hopkins Med., MD, USA
Real-time location systems can help hospitals execute a coordinated response during a disaster. However, before implementing an RTLS in such a setting, management must consider the various technologies and the associated benefits, drawbacks, and challenges.

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Index Terms:
navigation,biomedical communication,disasters,RTLS,real-time location systems,hospital emergency response,disaster,Hospitals,Real time systems,Surges,IEEE 802.11 Standards,Radio frequency,Wireless LAN,Interference,Disaster management,information technology,RTLS,Real-Time Location System,active RFID,disaster response,emergency response,patient tracking,asset tracking,process improvement
Ivor D'Souza, Wei Ma, Cindy Notobartolo, "Real-Time Location Systems for Hospital Emergency Response," IT Professional, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 37-43, March-April 2011, doi:10.1109/MITP.2011.31
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