From CMMS and CAFM to telehealth and cloud computing, healthcare facilities have embraced technology as they search for productivity, efficiency and savings. One of the most recent technology arrivals offering potential benefits to facility managers and their teams is radio frequency identification (RFID), which could be the next big disruptor in the healthcare IT sector.
RFID has emerged as one of the most powerful technologies in collecting data and enabling the automated monitoring of the locations, movements and identities of individuals, assets and products, according to RFID Journal. The technology leverages radio waves to collect and transmit data without requiring human assistance.
The technology is witnessing a high demand due to the benefits conferred by embedded RFID, allowing healthcare facilities, hospitals and clinics to enhance efficiency, reduce capital expenditures and improve patient care.
For example, RFID assists in patient inventory management to ensure the right resources — equipment, devices and medicines — are available when necessary. Medical facilities can save millions of dollars in expenditures through the deployment of RFID-assisted devices in asset management.
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