Collaborative Research with Pok Oi Hospital
Dr W.H. Ip, Associate Professor of Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and his research team have developed on a RFID-based Electronic Nursing Management System for the Tuen Mun Nursing Home of Pok Oi Hospital. With the use of a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) device, a wireless network system and the inclusion of tablet computers in elderly homes and patient wards, staff members at the hospital can use their own electronic identity cards to input data and records immediately in regard to site activities. In addition, reminders can be set up to help in ensuring that the various tasks can be completed according to schedule. Apart from increasing efficiency and presenting a professional image for the hospital, the system also helps in enhancing internal control and communication as well as increasing health care standards for society at large.