RFID Use in Hospitals: A Business Perspective

Tim Berezny, Khaled Hassanein



RFID technology is experiencing wide adoption in a number of industries while providing numerous unique benefits to each. However, the healthcare industry has been slow to adopt this promising technology, with some claiming cost constraints, satisfaction with barcodes or lack of universal standards as reasons. This paper provides an overview of RFID technology, and discusses the facilitating and inhibiting factors for its adoption within hospital environments. It further provides an analysis of the needs and concerns of the main hospital stakeholders impacted by this technology with the goal of maximizing the potential for realizing its full promise to improve and optimize healthcare delivery.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Berezny T. and Hassanein K. (2007). RFID Use in Hospitals: A Business Perspective . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on RFID Technology - Concepts, Applications, Challenges - Volume 1: IWRT, (ICEIS 2007) ISBN 978-989-8111-01-2, pages 82-92. DOI: 10.5220/0002429300820092

in Bibtex Style

author={Tim Berezny and Khaled Hassanein},
title={RFID Use in Hospitals: A Business Perspective},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on RFID Technology - Concepts, Applications, Challenges - Volume 1: IWRT, (ICEIS 2007)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on RFID Technology - Concepts, Applications, Challenges - Volume 1: IWRT, (ICEIS 2007)
TI - RFID Use in Hospitals: A Business Perspective
SN - 978-989-8111-01-2
AU - Berezny T.
AU - Hassanein K.
PY - 2007
SP - 82
EP - 92
DO - 10.5220/0002429300820092