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In a path-breaking initiative that could revolutionize the health care system, Bartronics America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bartronics India Limited, has successfully implemented its patent winning RFID based wrist band for automating patient medication process. The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) based wrist band, the first of its kind to be implemented successfully, assist nurses by automating the process of administering patient medication. The device was used in a clinical trial involving cancer patients at the Halifax Health Medical Center. 95 percent of the patients involved in the study found the device easy to use and they were better able to control the pain by using it rather than relying on nurses to provide the pills. Almost 84 percent of the nurses involved in the study said it saved them time. Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Ron Carney, CEO of Bartronics America Inc. says “the healthcare vertical provides immense scope for Bartronics to deliver similar path-breaking solutions”. During the programming process, the data on a patient’s oral medication prescription dosage and frequency is entered. Every nurse carries a personal identification card, which is again based on RFID technology. In response to reading the card, the body of the Medication-on-Demand (MOD) device allows the nurse to remove an empty pill tray or insert a full one. When the patient holds the wristband up to the device, he selects the number on a sliding dial to indicate the pain level, on a scale of 1 to 10. This prompts the MOD to dispense pain medication. Bartronics supplies the wristbands based on a patented design that integrates an RFID inlay antenna into the wristband’s clasp. Once it is secured onto a person’s wrist, the only way to remove the wristband is to cut it open, breaking the linkage between the inlay’s antenna and its RFID chip. This ensures that if a patient removes the wristband, no one else

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