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Real-time locating systems (RTLS) in healthcare: a condensed primer

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Health Geographics, January 2012
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Title
Real-time locating systems (RTLS) in healthcare: a condensed primer
Published in
International Journal of Health Geographics, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1476-072x-11-25
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Authors

Maged N Kamel Boulos, Geoff Berry

Abstract

Real-time locating systems (RTLS, also known as real-time location systems) have become an important component of many existing ubiquitous location aware systems. While GPS (global positioning system) has been quite successful as an outdoor real-time locating solution, it fails to repeat this success indoors. A number of RTLS technologies have been used to solve indoor tracking problems. The ability to accurately track the location of assets and individuals indoors has many applications in healthcare. This paper provides a condensed primer of RTLS in healthcare, briefly covering the many options and technologies that are involved, as well as the various possible applications of RTLS in healthcare facilities and their potential benefits, including capital expenditure reduction and workflow and patient throughput improvements. The key to a successful RTLS deployment lies in picking the right RTLS option(s) and solution(s) for the application(s) or problem(s) at hand. Where this application-technology match has not been carefully thought of, any technology will be doomed to failure or to achieving less than optimal results.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 2%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Thailand 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Unknown 191 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 40 20%
Student > Bachelor 38 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 13%
Researcher 23 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 6%
Other 37 19%
Unknown 24 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 50 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 28 14%
Computer Science 28 14%
Business, Management and Accounting 14 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 6%
Other 34 17%
Unknown 34 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 64. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 October 2021.
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