Case Study

RFID Infant Protection Case Study

ARA TechBis Sdn. Bhd. leads the way with Malaysia’s first RFID Mother-Infant Identification System, deployed in a 280 bedded multi-specialty tertiary care hospital located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The hospital, aims to be the foremost healthcare provider in Asia, offering comprehensive medical care through world-class facilities, innovative technology and excellent customer service.

To ensure patient safety, hospitals’ rely on positive patient identification to ensure patient safety. Being able to verify that the right patient is receiving the right treatment and medication are critical. Positive patient identification takes an even greater importance in the labor and delivery wards; a single accidental mismatch between the mother and her newborn is a tragedy that will leave a scar for a lifetime and destroy families.

Focusing on this safety issue and exacerbated by the rise in attempts of infant abductions; many hospitals are now looking for a mother-infant identification system to improve overall hospital security.

Being sensitive to this issue, our client identified and readily embraced RFID technology in order to provide the best possible solution in order to increase patient safety generally and infant safety specifically whilst improving the overall patient care experience.

ATSB, with its experience in patient tracking using active RFID technology hospital-wide, has another flagship utilized tamper evident active RFID wristband (for mothers) and anklet tags (for infants) for positive mother/infant authentication and real-time location tracking.

The infant tag is designed to protect the infant without cutting or chafing the skin. In addition to being lightweight and water-resistant with hypoallergenic properties, the infant tag is ergonomically designed to fit the smallest of infants comfortably and securely.

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This unique infant security system acts as a personal security guard and an abduction deterrence for each infant. Since the implementation, there has been zero cases of abduction attempt. Mothers have also positively commented that they felt safer that there is an additional layer of security for their newborns.