The number of healthcare organizations using radio frequency identification systems for asset tracking will more than double as soon as current rollouts now under way go online, but better than three-fourths of organizations don't have RFID and have no plans to implement it, according to the results of a survey of 119 chief information officers who are members of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
According to the survey conducted in May and released Friday, 4% of respondents indicated their organizations were using RFID systems and 4.5% were implementing them. Another 16.5% reported they were in the process of picking a system. But 76% of CHIME members surveyed said that their organizations have no plans to implement RFID. -- by Joseph Conn
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