Medical center employs RFID-based access control system to track staff training

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An US-based medical center has decided to implement an advanced RFID-based access control and tracking system in order to monitor staff training.

Saint Francis Medical Center holds 100 montly training sessions for its employees, meaning that every one of the facility’s 2,500 staff members attends some kind of training, which is provided in the hospital campus’ classrooms on a regular basis. Consequently, the medical center has a large volume of attendance records that it must collect and manage.

In the past, the hospital tracked session attendance manually, via paper and pen. This required that personnel write their own ID numbers onto a piece of paper and initial the page, in order to prove they attended. Others then had to input the IDs into the hospital’s Learning Management software for each session. This could create errors if workers forgot to write on the paper, or if the ID numbers were transposed or illegible.

For this reason, the organization decided to implement an advanced event attendance-tracking solution. Now, every hospital employee has a low-frequency (LF) 125 kHz RFID-enabled proximity badge encoded with a unique ID number assigned to that particular staff member in the company’s software.

The badges are used successfully both for access control and attendance checking, thus making sure that each employee has undergone the necessary training.

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