The ASHP Roadmap to RFID
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) recently released a report focusing on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for health system medication management.
The report begins, “Imagine a pharmacy where the inventory count is always correct, it automatically increments as orders are received and decrements as orders are filled. What impacts would this have on the budget, inventory management, patient care and overall workload?”
The report leads readers to imagine the future of hospital pharmacy if RFID technology was fully adopted and provides a roadmap for the transformation.
The ASHP report includes
- The current state of technology in medication use systems
- Evaluating RFID Technology
- Implementing RFID Technology
- Using Analytics and Measuring Outcomes of RFID
- Advanced Uses and Innovations
The ASHP concludes, “RFID provides an important opportunity for pharmacy to lead the transformation to an integrated health system to optimize safety, outcomes and value.”
Review the ASHP report in its entirety: Advancing Medication Safety Through Technology Innovation: Focus on RFID Technology