RFID Revolutionizing Healthcare with Smart Surgical Instruments
Hospitals spend a significant amount of time and money searching for equipment, in addition to incurring the cost of overstocking items that are difficult to locate and replacing expensive assets that have been lost. Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is already in use at many hospitals for asset tracking applications. RFID can save both time and money in this environment by providing real-time location data. Both active and passive RFID tags have been utilized to manage supply inventories, and keep track of assets like wheelchairs, beds, infusion pumps, and other equipment.