An Aide for EMRs
By Farida Ali, CEO, Dynamic Computer
The industry is witnessing the beginning of a trend of including automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) with electronic medical-record (EMR) adoption. EMR adoption has lagged despite a strong push from both private and public entities. Simultaneously, there has been an increase in the adoption of real-time locating systems (RTLS) and other technologies in the healthcare market. The paired adoption of EMR and AIDC systems holds the highest potential for improving patient care, reducing costs and minimizing risks.
AIDC refers to methods that automatically identify objects and then capture data about them directly into computer systems. These include radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies, bar codes, biometrics, optical character recognition (OCR), voice recognition and other electronic means of automatically identifying people and tagged objects.