RFID in Healthcare

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Posted Sep 1, 2011, 12:57:08 PM by DecisionPoint Team & filed under

RFID-medical1-300x200In past posts I’ve provided information about a variety of different healthcare applications that can be improved with automation solutions. Today I’m providing information about the advantages ofutilizing RFID in the healthcare industry. RFID can be used for a variety of applications that improve safety and accuracy, such as:

  • RFID wristbands-improves safety and accuracy with immediate access to patient information such as medical history, medications and dosage scheduling.
  • Monitoring and Tracking Medical Equipment-quickly ensure all materials and tools are accounted for before and after operations by eliminating inaccurate manual processes.
  • Pharmacy and Lab Labeling-prevent the misidentification of specimens and easily track items such as test tubes, vials and more.
  • Supply Chain-RFID tags ensure end-to-end traceability for medical supplies, pharmaceuticals and more.
  • Access Control-RFID-enabled access cards monitor and control access to restricted areas.


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