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The Critical Issues about Deploying RFID in Healthcare Industry by service perspective

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  • Current Status of Development
  • Development Completed
    • Economical Utilization not specified
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  • Functional Area
  • Core Processes
    • Core Processes First Level
      • Implementation of the Infrastructure for Product-Service-Systems
    • Core Processes Second Level
      • Distribution of Product-Service-Systems
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  • Lifecycle Phase
  • Pre-Utilization
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  • Types of Customers of Value Bundles
  • Public Administrations
  • Industry Sector
  • Health Care, Veterinary Care and Welfare
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Although the Hospital Information Systems (HIS) have been rapidly deployed in hospital and clinical management, there are still some obstacles existed in integrating object flow and information flow within HIS architecture. Deploying RadioFrequency Identification (RFID) technology could provide advantages indentifying, tracking and tracing objects to provide high medical quality service and promote value-added operation efficiency.Taiwan government has heavily advocated and even taken the initiates for the RFID deployment in healthcare industry. Over years, there are hospitals have deployed pilot projects with an intent to verify and evaluate the potential of RFID applications in healthcare service. However, some of the pilot sites were terminated due to resource shortage; some manages to more to the next phases. Case study methodology was applied in this study by interviewing ten experts who have actively participated in different projects. The results indicate that the critical key factors on RFID deployment in healthcare applications are not only technological concern, but also the value-added service perspective on the technology, in particular the value proposition on RFID adoption, diffusion and system integration.

There should be evolutional new business model and variety opportunity in deploying RFID in healthcare. In order  to develop the service science, management and engineering (SSME) methodology they suggest that future research should clarify analysis and systematize discussion on the critical issues for ICT deployment in healthcare industry.

This research result was described by Sanja Tumbas (12. June 2011 - 1:41)
This research result was last edited by Sanja Tumbas (18. December 2011 - 17:35)

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