News from Kathrein Solutions IoT
4 Million Medical Records Managed Intelligently
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust is the largest health and social care Trust in the United Kingdom which delivers health care services to approximately 340,000 citizens in the Belfast metropolitan area. The Trust manages four million medical records in six archives and off-site storage facilities. In 2015 the Trust commissioned the digitisation strategy for the archived documents.
As a result of an increasing global population, it is becoming more and more difficult to live in urban areas, where space is often limited. This is also true for mobility and parking. Fortunately, the Internet of Things (IoT) acts as a solution to this limitation of living and parking spaces. Access control systems for parking lots will get smarter, thanks to a new generation of Internet of Things (IoT) gateways. The detection of vehicles is carried out by means of wireless RFID technology, which allows accurate identification of vehicles and vehicle users over a distance of several meters. For this IoT gateway purpose, respective vehicles receive a clearly identifiable RFID UHF ISO 18000-63c transponder integrated within the vehicle or in a personal ID card.
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust is the largest integrated health and social care trust in the United Kingdom, providing health services to 340,000 citizens in the Greater Belfast area. The Trust files, stores, retrieves and manages almost 4,000,000 health records across six record libraries and with external storage providers. During 2015 the Trust commissioned a Health Records Digitisation Strategy for its acute sites. This provided a clear understanding of the Trust’s management, storage and use of patient health information together with a roadmap to achieve its objective to become paper-lite by 2020. The tracking and management of medical records was identified as an area in which investment in technology would drive a number of benefits.
Kathrein is starting a global collaboration in the field of electronic vehicle identification (EVI) with Tönnjes E.A.S.T., the leading German licence plate manufacturer. Both companies have been working together for years in the development of new technologies. In their joint projects, Kathrein contributes its expertise in the field of RFID technology, Tönnjes E.A.S.T. is a specialist for the integration of the required transponders into vehicle licence plates or windscreens.
Positive business casedue to scalable solution
In order to effectively and costefficiently realise roll-outs of this magnitude in plants worldwide, all interfaces and system components have to be defined and coordinated with each other. The required hardware and software has to be available in a standardised fashion. In order to achieve comparable and stable functions in all RFID applications worldwide, an internal shared service was established in the central IT. The advantage for the specialist sections in the plants is that an experienced RFID team is placed at disposal to support them during the implementations. Moreover, a central IT infrastructure can be used that may develop into a positive business case in a timely manner due to scaling effects.