HIBCC releases White Paper on RFID in Healthcare

18 May 2006

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is one of the most widely discussed healthcare technology issues of the day. While the trade literature and RFID advocates emphasise its promise of improving patient safety and efficiency, others express concern about whether the technology can be cost beneficial in light of proven and less expensive alternatives such as barcoding.

Considering this new technology thus raises a number of questions: What are the true benefits that RFID can offer healthcare? What are its limitations? What industry standards exist for RFID, and do they matter? Although finding practical answers to questions such as these can be difficult, doing so is essential prior to making significant investments.

Health Industry Business Communications Council, the provider of the HIBC Standard, has just published an extensive white paper, “Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in Healthcare: Benefits, Limitations, Recommendations” to assist you and your industry colleagues as you evaluate RFID. We invite you to read the paper, and/or its accompanying summary, and hope that it will help you better understand the role of RFID in healthcare.

Read the Summary ........................... download here

Read the complete White Paper ......... download here

For additional information contact:
Kirk Kikirekov
(02) 9797 0883