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Abstract: In Zimbabwe the health care delivery system is hierarchical and patient transfer from the lower level to the next higher level health care facility involves patients carrying their physical medical record card. A medical record card holds information pertaining to the patient's medical history, pre-existing allergies, medical health conditions, prescribed medication the patient is currently taking among other details. Recording such patient information on a medical health card renders it susceptible to temperi… Show more

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“…In addition to recording the QR code that contains information about the medicine, it can contain the patient's information; thus, patients can confirm whether it is their medicine bag. In Zimbabwe, the hospital records the patient's simple case data in the QR code and prints it as a card for the patient; thus, if a patient is referred to another hospital, the receiving hospital can easily understand the patient's condition [41]. Printing this QR code on the medicine bag eliminates the need to print a QR code card for the patient.…”
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“…In addition to recording the QR code that contains information about the medicine, it can contain the patient's information; thus, patients can confirm whether it is their medicine bag. In Zimbabwe, the hospital records the patient's simple case data in the QR code and prints it as a card for the patient; thus, if a patient is referred to another hospital, the receiving hospital can easily understand the patient's condition [41]. Printing this QR code on the medicine bag eliminates the need to print a QR code card for the patient.…”
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“…In [4], the authors discussed one of the problems of the healthcare system in the city of Zimbabwean, which is the misinterpretation of the patient's healthcare card due to handwriting, loss, and access it by unauthorized persons. During the transfer of the patient who needs more health care from the minimum level of healthcare to a higher level.…”
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“…In medical field, QR codes can be used in health information; radiographic records [16]; medical records and information management [17][18][19][20]; patient recognition [21][22][23]; creation of patient resources [24]; medical presentations [25]; and the recognition of medications, pharmaceutical products, equipment and devices.…”
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