UID/NFC Tags: Perfect for Healthcare Enterprise

codeREADr’s services as a UID/NFC tag app are ideal for the healthcare sector. At the 2013 Medtrade Conference, we demonstrated the ability for service providers to securely track and authenticate HME assets, dispensed medications and home care visits using NFC-enabled smartphones and tablets.

The codeREADr app for NFC-enabled Android devices can read an NFC tag’s unique ID (UID) and simultaneously record what we call a ‘scan property. In this case, that’s the capture type.

A Simple Application

Since an app user can capture IDs by scanning a barcode, tapping an NFC object, or manually entering the ID, by recording the capture type, service providers know the captured data was specifically from tapping an NFC tag’s UID.

In this way, when authenticating an NFC tag’s UID, the service provider knows the captured ID wasn’t from a fraudulent source. This could be a copied barcode or manually input by the app user.

Though most clients are satisfied with scanning barcodes, certain applications require the additional measure of security that an NFC tag app affords.

The Potential of the UID/NFC Tag App

By enabling smartphones and tablets to collect data with an NFC tag app, whether through barcodes or NFC tags, service providers can empower their home caregivers, auditors and technicians to electronically capture field data and process it on our cloud-based servers or their own local servers.

Note: The app can also be easily customized to exclusively read NFC tags or NFC-enabled smartphones.