Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology that uses tags and readers to identify and collect asset information. In pharmacies, this usually means RFID is used for high cost equipment or pharmaceuticals. RFID applications have been in use for many years but recently gained traction in health systems. RFID is becoming particularly effective in drug inventory and automation applications, such as medication carousels and pick-to-light systems.
Kimble, Craig; Coustasse, Alberto; Maxik, Ken. Radio Frequency Identification Enhances Patient Safety. Pharmacy Times Health System Edition. November, 2022 – Vol. 11 No. 6, p 18-19.