The HITECH legislation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is allocating more than $20 billion to push for the adoption of health IT nationwide, including e-health records and e-prescription systems. Health IT can boost patient's quality of care by reducing medical errors, improving clinical decision making and helping to eliminate redundant and unnecessary tests and costs. Health IT, including automated systems that check for adverse drug interactions, allergies, and confirm patient I
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Small Wi-Fi RFID tags, such as this one from AeroScout, are designed for tracking patients, staff and medical devices. The tags can also be used for alerting staff when a wandering patient leaves the ward unattended, and identifying a patient before receiving treatments, medications or upon entering a preoperative suite.