Thursday 22nd of February 2018

Time Oriented Database System Using RFID

Nadeem Mahmood, Aqil Burney, Zain Abbas, Abdul Khaliq Bari and Qamar Ul Arifeen

The recent focus on patient safety, care and security in hospitals has yielded a flood of new technologies aimed at improving quality of patient care. This has been due to the integration of Information and Communication Technologies in healthcare facilities. This has revolutionized the health systems and new fields of eHealth and health informatics have emerged. Health information systems are now combining physical process of healthcare delivery with medication information and applications that provide clinical decision support. One such technology is Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). Application of RFID technology in hospitals has risen dramatically during the last decade. This study focuses the use of RFID technology for managing patients and ensures better control and safety procedures. Existing patient€™s monitoring and management solutions are expensive and rely mostly on information recalled by hospital staff. Moreover, many such applications do not track treatment, drug dosage, and diet. The paper presents a system that integrates RFID with patient data management system addressing all these drawbacks together with the classical entities in a health information system or patient data management.

Keywords: Patient Data Management, RFID, Healthcare, Temporal database, health databases, EHealth.

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Nadeem Mahmood
Nadeem Mahmood completed his masters in Computer Science from University of Karachi. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science University of Karachi Pakistan in 2010. He is an assistant professor at the same department. His area of research is application of temporal logic in relational database systems, temporal databases and temporal data modeling in healthcare. He has many research publications in journals and presented papers in national and international conferences. Currently a member of ACM and member of Healthcare Care Information System group at University of Karachi.

Aqil Burney
Aqil Burney received his B.Sc, first class first M.Sc., M.Phil. from Karachi University in 1970, 1972 and 1983 respectively. He received Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from Strathclyde University, Glasgow with specialization in estimation, modeling and simulation of multivariate Time series models using algorithmic approach with software development. He is currently professor (R.E.) at UBIT University of Karachi. His research interest includes AI, soft computing, neural networks, fuzzy logic, data mining, statistics, simulation and stochastic modeling of mobile communication system and networks and network security. He is author/co-author of over 130 research papers, several books, and various technical reports and supervised more than 100 software/Information technology projects of Masters level degree programs and project director of various projects funded by Government of Pakistan. He is member of IEEE (USA), ACM (USA) and fellow of Royal Statistical Society United Kingdom and also a member of Islamic society of Statistical Sciences. Dr. Burney has received appreciations and awards for his research and as educationist including NCR-2002 award for Best National Educationist

Zain Abbas
Zain Abbas obtained his BSCS degree from Dept. of Computer Science University of Karachi Pakistan in 2006. He completed MS (CS) coursework in 2010 and is currently pursuing his PhD in Computer Science from the same department. His research interest includes eHealth, mHealth, intelligent web technologies, and soft computing. He has written several research papers on these topics. He is working as Web Developer at MCN University of Karachi.

Abdul Khaliq Bari
Abdul Khaliq Bari completed his MCS from Dept. of Computer Science University of Karachi Pakistan in 2004. He completed MS (CS) coursework in 2010 and is doing his PhD in Computer Science from the department of Computer Science University of Karachi. His area of research includes databases, temporal data, multimedia databases, and health databases. He is working as Lecturer in Computer Science at Sheikh Zayed Islamic Center University of Karachi.

Qamar Ul Arifeen
Qamar ul Arifeen completed his MS from University of Sindh Jamshoro in 2003. He completed MS (CS) coursework in 2010 and is doing his PhD in Computer Science from the department of Computer Science University of Karachi. His area of research includes digital forensics, databases, and studies of cyber crimes. He works as a forensics expert.

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