The Readiness of Hospitals to Implement the RFID Technology

Document Type : Review Article


1 Department of Health Services Management, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Faculty of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran


Introduction: This study is implemented with the aim of a systematic collecting and reviewing of conducted researches in connection with the implementation of the Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology.
Methods: This study has examined the existent literatures in databases such as Google Scholar, ISI Web of Knowledge and Science Direct by using the qualitative research methods as a systematical review. The statistical society in this study consisted of archival sources that were collected and classified by the systematic review protocol and were analyzed by using the Marshall and Rasman model.
Results: There were many concerns for the use of this technology to optimize the use of RFID technology, especially in the developing country. Using the experiences of developed countries in the use of this technology and changing it according to the conditions could be a major contribution to the use of this technology.
Conclusion: Studies done in this area are limited but they will have growth, yet need culture.  It is said that the use of this technology is evident in various industry and society sectors especially in the healthcare sector.


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