Barcodes have been a mainstay in the medical realm for several decades and will
continue to be an important technology for more simple data collection applications long
into the future. However, barcodes are limited and in today’s world healthcare providers
require enhanced technologies to perform more complex functions. Therefore, many
medical device manufacturers are turning to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
medical equipment tracking systems to help them take medical instrumentation
management and patient safety to a new level.