RFID & Healthcare Archive

Two early pilots were facilitated by Supply Chain Network and carried out in 2003 and 2006 with both representing successful demonstrations of the potential supply chain benefits available through ‘Internet of Things’ implementations. Key to both of these pilots were RFID enabled pallets and the first project was the SCN Grocery Pilot which was carried […]

Watch this video to learn more about some of the unique and beneficial uses for RFID that exist and are being investigated in the healthcare sector.

From GS1.org: “Just like the internet did years ago, RFID-Technology is set to revolutionise people’s life and work these days. Consumers will benefit from better and safer products and services. GS1 EPCglobal has designed this website for you – to find out more about a fascinating technology.” The Discover RFID site has also been established […]

Hundreds of people die each year due to mix ups with their medication. RFID can now be utilized to ensure that the right medications are given to the correct patients. This methodology can be applied to many types of drugs and even intravenous bottles.

In healthcare there are a number of devices that are meant to only be used once and then safely disposed of to prevent potential infection. One example of this is catheters to allow drainage of urine while hospitalized. Unfortunately sometimes through error, these are mistakenly used again. By using RFID, the connections for these and many […]