Staff Competency a Key to Safe Use of RFID

Page, Douglas
October 2008
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Oct2008, Vol. 82 Issue 10, p22
Trade Publication
The article reports on a Dutch study released in June 2008, demonstrating the dangers of radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology use in hospitals is causing interference of its own. According to William Chamberlin, chief medical officer at University of Illinois Medical Center, they are considering RFID to improve safety, but they do not want to introduce more risk. The results demonstrate that electromagnetic interference can disrupt defibrillators and other medical equipment.


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