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RFID in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
2009-2019

  • Publication Date:April 2010
  • Publisher:IDTechEx
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:290

RFID in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals 2009-2019

The RFID business is growing so fast that few applicational sectors can beat that scorching rate of growth. Healthcare and pharmaceuticals is one of them thanks to the new tagging of drugs, real time location of staff and patients and other developments including automated error prevention. This unique report gives a full technical and market analysis illustrated by 70 case studies. It is a vital resource for the healthcare profession and all who wish to support it. We separately assess the opportunity for both passive and active tags in pharmaceuticals and healthcare in the following sectors:

  • Pharmaceutial drugs
  • Medical disposables and other items
  • Pallets and cases
  • Laundry
  • People
  • Secure Access
  • Conveyances, vehicles, assets
  • Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS)
  • Sensor based applications

RFID in healthcare and pharmaceuticals has special requirements, unquantifiable benefits (safety, security, reputation, brand protection etc) and sometimes tolerance of longer paybacks for such reasons can often lead to very profitable and worthwhile business for suppliers. Extensive benchmarking in the business leads to rapid dissemination of the multiple benefits to users of given schemes and great pressure on the laggards to catch up.

Rapid increase in adoption

The market for RFID tags and systems in healthcare will rise rapidly from $120.9 million in 2008 to $2.03 billion in 2018. Primarily, this will be because of item level tagging of drugs and Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) for staff, patients and assets to improve efficiency, safety and availability and to reduce losses. The tagging of the packs of blisterpacks and the plastic bottles used by patients is primarily a US phenomenon driven by the need for improved anticounterfeiting but there will be great improvements in theft deterrence and improved stock control and recalls.

  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    • 1.1. Relevant challenges in healthcare and pharmaceuticals
    • 1.2. Radio Frequency Identification
    • 1.3. Real Time Locating Systems
    • 1.4. Trend of frequencies
      • 1.4.1. Form of Active RFID
      • 1.4.2. Radio regulations are changing
      • 1.4.3. No ideal frequency for everything
      • 1.4.4. Ultra Wide Band (UWB)
    • 1.5. Privacy issues
    • 1.6. Statement of independence
  • 2. LOCATION AND STATUS OF STAFF, VISITORS, PATIENTS AND FIXED ASSETS
    • 2.1. Challenges
    • 2.2. Primary benefits of RTLS
    • 2.3. Detailed needs, concerns, impediments for RTLS in healthcare
    • 2.4. RTLS technology
      • 2.4.1. Definition of RTLS
    • 2.5. Choice of technologies
      • 2.5.1. Radianse view of technologies
      • 2.5.2. Zonal
      • 2.5.3. Radio fingerprinting
      • 2.5.4. Triangulation and Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA)
      • 2.5.5. Global Positioning System (GPS)
      • 2.5.6. Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI)
      • 2.5.7. GSM and GPRS
    • 2.6. Suppliers
    • 2.7. RTLS Case studies: Indoor Positioning Systems for people
      • 2.7.1. IPS in hospitals
      • 2.7.2. Nagoya Ekisaikai Hospital Japan
      • 2.7.3. Alexandra Hospital/ Singapore National University Hospital, Singapore
      • 2.7.4. Mercy Hospital USA
      • 2.7.5. Brigham & Women's Hospital, USA
      • 2.7.6. Borgess Medical Center patients USA
      • 2.7.7. City halls Japan
      • 2.7.8. Saarbrucken Clinic Germany
      • 2.7.9. Presbyterian Hospital USA
      • 2.7.10. Changgen Memorial Hospital Taiwan
      • 2.7.11. Tung Yuan Hospital in Hsinchu, Taiwan
      • 2.7.12. Hospitals Israel
      • 2.7.13. Werribee Mercy Hospital, Australia
      • 2.7.14. Wirral Hospital UK
      • 2.7.15. Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull NHS Trust UK
      • 2.7.16. Academic Medical Centre The Netherlands
      • 2.7.17. Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center Taiwan
      • 2.7.18. Lancaster General Hospital USA
      • 2.7.19. Bangkok Hospital Thailand
    • 2.8. RTLS case studies - assets and supplies
      • 2.8.1. Jackson Memorial Hospital USA
      • 2.8.2. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center USA
      • 2.8.3. Bon Secours Health System, USA
      • 2.8.4. Salmon Creek Hospital USA
      • 2.8.5. Vanderbilt Children's Hospital USA
      • 2.8.6. Washington Hospital Center, USA
      • 2.8.7. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania USA
      • 2.8.8. Legacy Health System USA
      • 2.8.9. Good Shepherd Hospital USA
      • 2.8.10. Palmetto Health USA
      • 2.8.11. Holy Name Hospital USA
      • 2.8.12. Catholic Medical Center - KangNam St. Mary's Hospital, patients and staff Korea
      • 2.8.13. Bronson Healthcare Group, patients and staff USA
  • 3. PHARMACEUTICAL ANTICOUNTERFEITING, THEFT CONTROL AND TRACKING
    • 3.1. Challenges
      • 3.1.1. Solutions to counterfeit pharmaceuticals
    • 3.2. Attitude of legislators and the industry
      • 3.2.1. Food and Drug Administration USA
      • 3.2.2. European Pharmaceutical Industry
      • 3.2.3. East Asia
      • 3.2.4. Case study Wal-Mart mandate for Type 2 pharmaceuticals
      • 3.2.5. Leadership from Pfizer and other major suppliers
      • 3.2.6. Pharmaceutical theft reduction and tracking
    • 3.3. Technology
    • 3.4. Case studies
      • 3.4.1. Pfizer Viagra USA
      • 3.4.2. GlaxoSmithKline Trizivir drug item level USA
      • 3.4.3. Abbott Laboratories Wal-Mart USA
      • 3.4.4. Cephalon, tracking pharmaceuticals, France, Germany, UK, USA
      • 3.4.5. CVS Pharmacy USA
      • 3.4.6. Felletti Spadazzi Italy
      • 3.4.7. GS1 Europe
      • 3.4.8. HD Smith USA
      • 3.4.9. Johnson & Johnson USA
      • 3.4.10. McKesson USA
      • 3.4.11. Millennium Pharmaceutical UK
      • 3.4.12. Novartis USA
      • 3.4.13. Purdue Pharma USA
      • 3.4.14. Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals India
      • 3.4.15. UK Pharmaceutical UK
      • 3.4.16. Unimed Pharma Korea
      • 3.4.17. Walgreens USA
      • 3.4.18. West Pharmaceutical Services USA
      • 3.4.19. Cardinal Health USA
      • 3.4.20. Felletti Spadazzi, drug cases, Italy
    • 3.5. Suppliers capabilities
  • 4. ERROR REDUCTION, RECORDING PROCEDURES, PATIENT COMPLIANCE
    • 4.1. Error reduction and recording procedures
      • 4.1.1. Electronic handshake to prevent mismatching of patient to treatment
      • 4.1.2. Human implants for instant medical record of high risk patients
    • 4.2. Patient compliance
      • 4.2.2. Bang & Olufsen Medicaid, Denmark
      • 4.2.3. Precision Dynamics, USA
      • 4.2.4. Brenmoor UK
    • 4.3. Case studies
      • 4.3.1. Fischer Clinical Services drug trials item level, USA
      • 4.3.2. Melexis, Belgium
      • 4.3.3. AstraZeneca, UK
      • 4.3.4. Baptist Health USA
      • 4.3.5. Veterans V/A Hospitals USA
      • 4.3.6. Regenesis Biomedical USA
      • 4.3.7. Mediplus, UK
      • 4.3.8. South Tyneside Healthcare Trust UK
  • 5. MANAGEMENT OF BLOOD, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT
    • 5.1. Blood testing, transport and transfusion
    • 5.2. Smart cabinets
      • 5.2.1. Electrolux, Germany
    • 5.3. Laundry - rented textiles
    • 5.4. Document management
      • 5.4.1. Uchida Yoko, Japan
      • 5.4.2. Yoshikawa, Japan
    • 5.5. Hearing aids
    • 5.6. Case studies
      • 5.6.1. Massachusetts General Hospital, blood USA
      • 5.6.2. Portsmouth General Hospital, blood UK
      • 5.6.3. Georgetown University Hospital, blood USA
      • 5.6.4. Saarbrucken Clinic, blood Germany
      • 5.6.5. St James Hospital Ireland
      • 5.6.6. Medline Industries, surgical disposables, USA
    • 5.7. Supplier capability
      • 5.7.1. Hitachi, Japan
      • 5.7.2. DHL healthcare logistics Europe
  • 6. OTHER USES FOR RFID IN HEALTHCARE
    • 6.1. Secure access
    • 6.2. Recording and alerting to incidents
    • 6.3. Case studies
      • 6.3.1. NHS Security Management Service, staff safety UK
      • 6.3.2. Hospital La Conception, pathology samples France
      • 6.3.3. Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), embryos, eggs, sperm UK
      • 6.3.4. Paoli Calmette Institute, pathology samples Italy
      • 6.3.5. Hart District Council, safety of disabled at home UK
  • 7. MARKET FORECASTS
    • 7.1. Total RFID market
    • 7.2. Healthcare and pharmaceutical RFID market
      • 7.2.2. Potential for RFID on prescription drugs
    • 7.3. RTLS market
  • APPENDIX 1: IDTECHEX PUBLICATIONS
  • APPENDIX 2: CONTACT DETAILS
  • APPENDIX 3: INTRODUCTION TO RFID
  • APPENDIX 4: RTLS SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES
  • APPENDIX 5: RFID SOLUTION PROVIDERS
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