Mobile devices are moving into healthcare with rapid speed, becoming a common health tool for both clinicians and consumers. Provider organizations face a challenge in realizing the opportunities, managing the information, and mitigating the risks.
BACKGROUND: Hospitals are implementing a risk management system to avoid patient or surgery mix-ups. The trend is to use preoperative checklists. This work deals specifically with a type of patient identification, which is realized by storing patient data on a patient-fixed medium.
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