radio frequency identification, RFID, medication kits
A study was conducted to evaluate the time devoted to medication kit processing using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology versus traditional processing. The article reviews the traditional, non-automated process as well as the automated RFIDbased process. The comparative methodology is reviewed, including limitations. The result shows a statistically significant time savings with the RFID-based technology in both process components (restocking and verifying) and the total. Other elements important in institution decision-making are reviewed.
Summerfield MR, Xiao Y. Evaluation of Medication Kit Processing Time Using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology. Inov Pharm. 2015;6(2): Article 199. http://pubs.lib.umn.edu/innovations/vol6/iss2/4.