Search the World's Largest Database of Information Science & Technology Terms & Definitions
InfInfoScipedia LogoScipedia
A Free Service of IGI Global Publishing House
Below please find a list of definitions for the term that
you selected from multiple scholarly research resources.

What is Barcode

Encyclopedia of Healthcare Information Systems
Consists of lines of different widths that identify an item. Works with a scanner.
Published in Chapter:
Implementing RFID Technology in Hospital Environments
Marlyn Kemper Littman (Nova Southeastern University, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-889-5.ch089
A promising approach for facilitating cost containment and reducing the need for complex manual processes in the healthcare space, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology enables data transport via radio waves to support the automatic detection, monitoring, and electronic tracking of objects ranging from physicians, nurses, patients, and clinical staff to walkers, wheelchairs, syringes, heart valves, laboratory samples, stents, intravenous pumps, catheters, testtubes, and surgical instruments (Karthikeyan & Nesterenko, 2005). RFID implementations streamline hospital applications and work in concert with WLANs (wireless local area networks) and mobile devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). RFID technology also safeguards the integrity of the drug supply by automatically tracing the movement of medications from the manufacturer to the hospital patient. This article begins with a discussion of RFID development and RFID technical fundamentals. In the sections that follow, the work of standards organizations in the RFID space is introduced, and capabilities of RFID solutions in reducing costs and improving the quality of healthcare are described. Descriptions of RFID initiatives and security and privacy challenges associated with RFID initiatives, are explored. Finally, trends in the use of RFID-augmented wireless sensor networks (WSNs) in the healthcare sector are introduced.
Full Text Chapter Download: US $37.50 Add to Cart
More Results
QR Code Applications in Tourism
A code consisting of a group of printed and variously patterned bars and spaces and sometimes numerals that is designed to be scanned and read into computer memory and that contains information (such as identification) about the object it labels.
Full Text Chapter Download: US $37.50 Add to Cart
Radio Frequency Identification and Its Application in E-Commerce
A machine-readable printed symbols representing textual/numerical information. Barcodes are the most popular AIDC technology and are typically used for stock control.
Full Text Chapter Download: US $37.50 Add to Cart
Radio Frequency Identification and Mobile Ad-Hoc Network: Theories and Applications
The machine-readable printed symbol representing the textual and numerical information.
Full Text Chapter Download: US $37.50 Add to Cart
RFID and Supply Chain Visibility
A barcode (also bar code) is a machine-readable representation of information (usually dark ink on a light background to create high and low reflectance which is converted to 1s and 0s). Originally, barcodes stored data in the widths and spacings of printed parallel lines, but today they also come in patterns of dots, concentric circles, and text codes hidden within images.
Full Text Chapter Download: US $37.50 Add to Cart
New Technologies in Hospital Information Systems
(also bar code ): A machine-readable representation of information in a visual format on a surface.
Full Text Chapter Download: US $37.50 Add to Cart
eContent Pro Discount Banner
InfoSci OnDemandECP Editorial ServicesAGOSR