Design of an RFID-based healthcare management system using an information system design theory

Wai Ting Ngai, J. K.L. Poon, F. F.C. Suk, C. C. Ng

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This design science research study describes the design and development of a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-based Healthcare Management System (RHMS) for the healthcare industry. We examined the use of RFID technology as the key enabler for building the RHMS to deliver higher business values and provide effective support in transforming and optimizing healthcare practices in the industry. In this study, a prototype RHMS was built and implemented in a quasi-real world setting. The results validate the practical viability of the proposed system architecture. We show that the Information System Design Theory used to develop the RHMS could form the basis for further research. We hope the proposed system architecture and the developed prototype system from this study will help support and further the efforts of both academics and practitioners in RFID research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-417
Number of pages13
JournalInformation Systems Frontiers
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2009


  • Healthcare Management System
  • Information System Design Theory
  • Radio frequency identification (RFID)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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