With the help of rfid (Radio Frequency Identification) we can track components or individual products through the supply chain. This technology uses radio waves for communication. It communicates through rfid tag and a reading device called rfid readers.
The rfid reader reads tags by transmitting and receiving radio signals from the tags. The readers can be placed at different positions in a healthcare sector for monitoring medicine stock, monitoring valuable instruments, and inventories by providing continuous inventory management.
AOPL is working on rfid inventory management systems for several years. It is the brand, on which anyone can rely.
Rfid tags give advantages over usage of barcodes:
- Tags can be read from remote places, sometimes from a several meters.
- At once several tags can be read. It facilitates checking lots of medical goods and monitoring instruments simultaneously.
- Many types of tags can be overwritten for updating information like tags for patients containing their health information.
Rfid tagging is used:
- Over or under-stocking a medical component or medicines can be stopped by managing the medicine inventory through rfid.
- Rfid tagging can be used for security reasons, like positioning reader at every exit points. Then setting them to trigger alarms for someone tries to relocate a patient without permission.
- In the need for quality control rfid tagging will be very helpful for medicines with limited self life.