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RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) IN HEALTHCARE:  BENEFITS, LIMITATIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS

This paper was created by individuals representing the global affiliates of the Health Industry
Business Communications Council (HIBCC). It is intended to inform the global healthcare industry
about the application, benefits and challenges of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in healthcare.
It also presents basic RFID concepts and discusses existing standards to help the reader develop a
reasonable understanding of RFID and its suitability for specific healthcare applications.

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RFID TRIALS: TRAPS FOR BEGINNERS

This presentation by Magellan Technologies Pty Limited is a frank and down to earth analysis of RFID and the things that you should be aware of about RFID and its limitations.

ITEM-LEVEL VISIBILITY IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY CHAIN: A COMPARISON OF HF AND
UHF RFID TECHNOLOGIES

The numbers are astounding and the stakes couldn’t be higher for consumers, pharmaceutical
manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Up to 7 percent of all drugs in
the international supply chain may be counterfeit.

BEYOND THE TAG: FINDING RFID VALUE IN MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION APPLICATIONS

Radio frequency identification (RFID) has always been considered a forward-looking technology.
Today, most of the focus is on how emerging Electronic Product Code (EPC) RFID tags can help connect trading partners and align supply chains. However, to see the immediate benefits RFID can provide, manufacturers should look inward at their operation’s own business processes,
not forward into just supply chain customer’s compliance requirements.

AUTO-ID CENTER: TECHNOLOGY GUIDE

By creating an open global network that can identify anything, anywhere, automatically, RFID seeks to give companies something that, until now, they have only dreamed of: near-perfect supply chain visibility. The system, if widely adopted, could eliminate human error from data collection, reduce inventories, keep product in-stock, reduce loss and waste, and improve safety and security. The possibilities seem limitless.

AUTO-ID PROTOCOLS

This Presentation by Peter Cole from the Auto-ID Lab at Universitry of Adelaide, explains the basic elements of Class 0 and Class 1 tags.