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RFID-Enabled Healthcare

RFID-Enabled Healthcare
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Author(s): Amir Manzoor (Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan)
Copyright: 2016
Volume: 8
Issue: 2
Pages: 21
Source title: International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD)
Editor(s)-in-Chief: Hakikur Rahman (BRAC University, Bangladesh)
DOI: 10.4018/IJICTHD.2016040103

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Abstract

RFID is a new technology that is quickly gaining ground in healthcare industry. RFID is being used in many areas of healthcare from asset tracking to patient care to access control. The objective of this article is to provide an extensive survey of existing literature to identify various applications of RFID in healthcare and ascertain how healthcare industry can gain long-term benefits of RFID technology. Findings indicate that RFID is being used in variety of healthcare applications. Findings indicate that effective use of RFID in healthcare requires various enablers, most important of which is the government support to use of RFID in healthcare. There also exist ethical/cultural issues related to RFID implementation that require close collaboration among RFID products manufactures and healthcare providers. This article also provides several recommendations for healthcare industry in order gain competitive advantage from the use of RFID technology.

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