Consider this scenario: The hospital administrators have chosen to include the smart card or implanted RFID in their plan for patient care delivery. However, your client base is resistant to the idea of using the smart card. In your discussion response, please address each of the following questions:
- What are the pros and cons for using the smartcard or RFID?
- How would you balance the concerns related to the cons, while trying to incorporate its use into the healthcare system?
- Identify groups or individuals who could immediately benefit from the use of the technology, and why is that so?
- Improved patient safety: Smartcards and RFID can be used to track patients throughout their hospital stay, which can help to prevent errors and improve patient outcomes. For example, a smartcard could be used to identify a patient before they receive medication or undergo a procedure, which could help to prevent medication errors and wrong-site surgery.