I found this to be quite an interesting scenario for using RFID in sample collection to ensure sample tracking and identification. Definitely there will be a cost reduction from the point of view of not printing/ re-printing sample labels. Once the sample has been processed, the RFID tag can be reused. There has been a considerable reduction in the cost of passive and active RFID tags.
While reviewing the recent research around the use of RFID in Healthcare, I found RFID is being in the following usecase scenarios:
- used to shorten outpatient waiting times,
- countinuous temperature monitoring for kids,
- patient tracking,
- mother-infant cot matching
- Infant safety
- Inventory tracking
- Asset tracking in hospitals
- RFID cabinets for surgical devices
You can also look up the latest examples and scenarios during the following conference: RFID in Health Care 2015 | RFID Journal Events
1. An RFID-Reading Wristband Tracks Hand Hygiene to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections | MIT Technology Review
2. In the recently concluded SuperBowl 50 RFID was used to gather player data.
3. Mother-infant RFID tagging to check lifting of newborns in hospitals – The Hindu http://ow.ly/Yj2P301CMKE
4. HEALTH TECHNOLOGY: Radio Frequency Identification in Healthcare – Manish Sharma | World Health Innovation Summit Blog (this article was also published in the World Health Innovation Summit Blog)