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WHITE PAPER: Passive RFID solutions for healthcare

Radio frequency identification (RFID) has been promoted as a key tool for improving patient safety and reducing costs for the last decade. With RFID technology, hospitals can increase the visibility and awareness of medical equipment, patients, and staff, helping to locate lost or misplaced assets, monitor high-risk patients, and protect staff in emergency situations.

To date, the most common approach for achieving such visibility has been through capital-intensive, enterprise-wide deployments of a single active RFID (commonly referred to as RTLS) technology to achieve “real-time” location information. Today, a new paradigm is emerging.