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A radio frequency identification device (RFID) is a type of information technology used to improve supply chain management through an enhanced visualization of products. The RFID market in the U.S healthcare industry has been projected to be approximately $297 million and has been expected to grow at a rapid speed. RFID had a great impact on the hospital supply chain. It has been demonstrated that 30% of large healthcare organization that had IT budgets over $100 million had already deployed RFID technology. RFID is the latest technology to reduce costs by tracking both equipment and employees. This technology can also reduce medical error, thus creating a safer environment for patients.


Presented at the Business and Health Administration Association (BHAA) Annual Conference 2011, at the 47th Annual Midwest Business Administration Association International Conference, Chicago, IL., March 23-26, 2011.

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