Home Health Agency in The Netherlands using RFID technology for point of care patient records

Stephen Tweed | February 15, 2006 | Newsroom
A home health care company in the Netherlands called ALLEVO is using Radio Frequency Identification tags to speed up patient record keeping. These are the same tags Wal-Mart uses to track packages in shipping.Every client is provided with a contact free chip card when they become Allévo clients. At each visit, the nurse touches the…

A home health care company in the Netherlands called ALLEVO is using Radio Frequency Identification tags to speed up patient record keeping. These are the same tags Wal-Mart uses to track packages in shipping.

Every client is provided with a contact free chip card when they become Allévo clients. At each visit, the nurse touches the chip card using a Nokia 3220 phone with RFID reader to register their visit, thus eliminating the time needed to fill in forms. In addition, the nurse has secure access to the most up-to-date information on the client allowing them to focus on delivering care.

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Stephen Tweed
Stephen Tweed, CSP, began his journey as a business strategist in home health care in 1982. Today, Stephen is among the top thought leaders in Home Care strategy and management. He has worked with top 5% companies from across the US. He is a sought after speaker at from national and state association events.

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