IJSSH 2017 Vol.7(8): 569-573 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2017.V7.886

Improve the Management of Pharmaceutical Inventory by Using an IoT Based Information System

Yu-Tso Chen and Hao-Yun Chang
Abstract—The gradual development of medical technology advances the better medical industry meanwhile increases a variety of medicines to treat various disease. However, a great amount of medicines make the management works more complex due to their different types and functionalities. How to efficiently manage the pharmaceutical inventory is therefore a critical issue in a hospital information system. The Internet of Things (IoT) consisting of many sorts of sensors to help deal with complex problems is a considerable means of advancing existed service and systems. This paper presents a conceptual design of a pharmaceutical inventory management system that utilizes the characteristics of IoT. The proposed IoT based system not only provides the pharmaceutical inventory management functions on a framework constructed by Arduino and NFC devices; it also indicates a valuable research direction of inviting the strength of IoT to improve the performance of hospital management operations.

Index Terms—IoT, pharmaceutical inventory management, NFC, hospital information system.

The authors are with Department of Information Management, National United University, Miaoli, 36003 Taiwan (e-mail: yutso.chen@nuu.edu.tw, k0970977260@gmail.com).

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Cite: Yu-Tso Chen and Hao-Yun Chang, "Improve the Management of Pharmaceutical Inventory by Using an IoT Based Information System," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 8, pp. 569-573, 2017.

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