radiofrequency identification


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radiofrequency identification

(rād″ē-ō-frē′kwĕn-sē) [ radio + frequency],

RFID

A method of labeling a drug or device with a unique electronic code to ensure that the object has been manufactured, stored, distributed, inventoried, and marketed legitimately. RFID devices provide electronic tags to prevent adulteration, counterfeiting, or theft of health care-related products.
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Key players in the radiofrequency identification (RFID) market in healthcare report include Alien Technology, Applied Wireless Identifications Group, CAEN RFID, GAO RFID, Inc.
At the same time, Purdue Pharma LP, Pfizer, and GlaxoSmithKline all said they soon would begin using radiofrequency identification (RFID) technology in packaging for some of their products.
Identify harnesses precision radiofrequency identification technology and will ensure the right patient is being treated at the right location and with the correct set up and equipment.
Increased confidence with Identify Medical University Innsbruck is also the first in Austria to use Elekta's Identify(TM) radiofrequency identification (RFID) system with Versa HD.
Elekta also will highlight Identify(TM), a system utilizing radiofrequency identification (RFID) technology for full confidence in patient and equipment identification during patient setup, thus increasing patient safety.
The presenting companies represented the cutting edge of technology in the fields of biometrics, chemical agent detection, digital network protection, radiofrequency identification, physical and perimeter security and wireless networks.
KitCheck : Using a combination of radiofrequency identification and cloud-based software to track all medications in pharmacy kits, KitCheck improves operational efficiency while increasing safety by managing incorrect and expired medications in trays throughout the hospital.
Through radiofrequency identification (RFID) in real time, Identify verifies the right patient and their accessories required for treatment from the moment the patient enters the room - increasing confidence and workflow efficiency.
During the meeting, Elekta will feature two solutions in particular that exemplify its focus on managing complexity: Clarity with Autoscan* real-time soft tissue tracking and Identify(TM)* radiofrequency identification (RFID) based solution.