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RFID Opportunities in Healthcare in the U.S.

RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) technologies are dramatically changing many industries, but as detailed in Kalorama's market research report RFID Opportunities in Healthcare in the U.S., the greatest market for RFID is in healthcare. Hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, nursing homes, and other healthcare entities will benefit from using the technologies to keep track of inventories and patients.

What are the best markets within healthcare for RFID? How will benefits outweigh costs? How are these technologies best implemented? Who are the leading providers in this area? This report answers these questions and more, and demonstrates how RFID is being used now by various healthcare entities for the following tasks

  • Increasing Charge Capture.
  • Accurate Inventory Management.
  • Refining Manufacturing Process
  • Reducing Blood Transfusion Errors
  • Eliminating Paperwork
  • Tracking Nursing Home Patients
The RFID market in the US healthcare industry represents several hundred million dollars, and will grow briskly moving forward to 2012. Healthcare and Technology executives in product management or marketing roles will find this study to be a useful resource. As part of its exhaustive coverage, Kalorama Information's report includes:
  • Market Size and Forecasts to 2012 for RFID in Healthcare.
  • Costs and Benefits of to RFID users.
  • Explanation of Major RFID Technologies
  • Case Studies of hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and other entites using the technologies.
  • Over 120 Tables with accessible information.
  • Eight Important Conclusions about the market.
  • Profiles of Eleven Key Companies in this space.
Kalorama Information's trusted information-gathering process combines exhaustive research into company reports, medical journals trade periodicals and government data with interviews with industry experts. Expert interviews verify information and are the source of forecasting.


  • Executive Summary
    • HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
    • IDENTIFICATION TECHNOLOGIES
      • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
    • DEFINITION AND SCOPE
      • Table Market Forecast for RFID in Healthcare (2005-2010) (in USD million)
    • RFID IN HEALTHCARE
      • Key RFID Applications in Healthcare
      • Cost of RFID Deployment
        • Table Cost of Implementation of RFID (2004 and 2008) (percent)
    • MARKET OVERVIEW
      • Market Size
      • Market Segmentation
      • Drivers and Inhibitors
      • Emerging Applications and Future Outlook
    • INDUSTRY VALUE CHAIN
      • Hardware Vendors
      • Software and Application Vendors
      • Healthcare-specific RFID Vendors
    • DEMAND SIDE ANALYSIS
      • Customer Segments
      • Customer Issues and Needs
        • Table Major RFID Benefits for Users
        • Table Top Business Issues Being Faced by Healthcare Provider Managers 2005-2006
        • Table Barriers to Implementation of RFID in Healthcare (2005-2006)
    • CONCLUSIONS
  • Introduction to RFID in Healthcare
    • HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
      • Trends
    • IDENTIFICATION TECHNOLOGIES
      • Introduction
      • Different Identification Technologies
        • Table Different Classes of Bluetooth Technology and Performance Parameters
        • Table Bluetooth Technology Versions and Properties
        • Table Application of GPS in Different Fields
        • Table Key Differences between Bar Codes and RFID
        • Table Vertical-wise Application and Benefits of RFID
        • Table Worldwide Market for RFID (2006-2013)
      • Select Identification Technologies Compared on Different Parameters
        • Table Select Identification Technologies Compared on Different Parameters
      • Application of Identification Technologies
    • RFID IN HEALTHCARE
      • US - The Best Market for RFID Opportunities in Healthcare
        • Table US Healthcare Spending (2000-2015)
      • Trends
      • Challenges
        • Table Challenges Associated with the Adoption of RFID in Healthcare
  • Benefits of RFID Applications
    • INTRODUCTION
    • HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY SEGMENTATION FOR RFID APPLICATIONS
      • Table Healthcare Industry Segmentation and Scope of RFID Applications
      • Table Challenges Associated with Adoption of RFID in Healthcare
    • KEY APPLICATIONS OF RFID
      • Mobile Asset Tracking
      • Patient Tracking
      • Patient Identification
      • Medication Tracking and Dispensing
        • Table Step-by-step Working of RFID-enabled Dispensing Systems
    • KEY BENEFITS OF RFID IN HEALTHCARE
      • Applications of RFID in Pharmaceutical Industry
      • Applications of RFID in Hospitals
  • RFID Technology
    • BASICS OF RFID TECHNOLOGY
      • Configurations of RFID Systems
      • Parameters for Distinguishing RFID Systems
        • Table Classification of Radio Frequency in Terms of Performance Parameters
        • Table Applications of RFID with Different Ranges
        • Table Comparison of Active and Passive RFID in Terms of Different Performance Parameters
      • Classification of RFID Systems
        • Table Auto ID Centre Classification of RFID Systems
      • Security Aspects and Possible Attacks on RFID Systems
        • Table Types of Attacks on RFID Systems and their Countermeasures
    • RFID INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Table Classification of RFID Tags
  • Implementing an RFID System
    • RFID INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT
      • Table Planning and Implementing RFID Systems
      • Implementing RFID in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
        • Table Phase-wise Proposed Deployment of RFID in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
      • Implementing RFID in Hospitals
      • Scaling from Pilot to Implementation Stage
    • COST OF RFID INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT
      • Table Cost of Implementation of RFID (2004 and 2008) (percent)
    • RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI)
      • Estimated ROI and Benefits for a Hospital
        • Table Estimated Benefits for a Hospital (in USD)
        • Table Estimated Costs Incurred by a Hospital over a Period of Five
        • Table Estimated Net Benefits for a Hospital (in USD)
      • Estimated ROI for Pharmaceutical Industry
        • Table Estimated Return on Investment Following the Implementation of RFID - Large Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Distributors (2004)
  • Market Overview of RFID in Healthcare
    • MARKET DEFINITION
    • MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH RATE
      • Table Market Forecast for RFID in Healthcare (2005-2010) (in USD million)
      • Market Segmentation - Based on Implementation Cost Components
        • Table RFID Market Segmentation - Based on Implementation Cost Components 2005 and 2008 ($millions)
      • Market Segmentation - Based on Transponder and Decoder IC Frequency
        • Table RFID Market Segmentation - Based on Transponder and Decoder IC Frequency (2005 and 2008) (in USD million)
    • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
      • Segmentation of Types of Players
      • Industry Value Chain and Key Players
    • DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS
      • Growth Drivers
      • Growth Inhibitors
    • EMERGING TRENDS AND OUTLOOK
      • Trends
      • Emerging Applications and Outlook
  • Demand Side Analysis
    • CONSUMER STATISTICS
      • Table Main Types of RFID Technology Users in the Healthcare Industry
      • Hospitals
        • Table Number of Hospitals in the US (1975-2005)
        • Table Number of Hospital Mergers in the US (1999-2004)
        • Table Adoption of RFID by US Hospitals (2005-2011) (percent)
        • Table US Hospitals that have Adopted RFID - Sample List
      • Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
        • Table RFID Technologies-enabled Pharmaceutical and Pharmacy Companies in the US
      • Nursing Homes
        • Table Number of Nursing Homes (2000-2004)
      • Pharmacies
        • Table Number of Pharmacies and Drug Stores (2000-2004)
      • Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
        • Table Number of Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories (2000-2004)
    • CONSUMER ISSUES AND PREFERENCES
      • Table Major RFID Benefits Cited by Users
      • Table Implementation Priorities of Healthcare Organizations in the US (2005-2008) (percent)
      • Table Top Business Issues Being Faced by Healthcare Provider Managers (2005-2006) (percent)
      • Table Barriers to Implementation of RFID in Healthcare (2005-2006) (percent)
  • Case Studies
    • CHARGE CAPTURE MANAGEMENT
      • Table Post-pilot Charge Capture Analysis
    • INVENTORY REDUCTION
    • EXPIRATION MANAGEMENT
    • RFID FOR INVENTORY LABELING - PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY CHAIN
    • RFID FOR BLOOD TRANSFUSION ERROR REDUCTION
  • Regulatory Environment
    • REGULATORY BODIES AND SOCIETIES
      • Table Standards Organization Overview
      • International Bodies
      • National Bodies
      • Industrial Bodies
        • Table Divisions of HAG and their Roles
        • Table Divisions of SAG and their Roles
      • Other Bodies
        • Table ISO/IEC RFID Standards
        • Table EPCglobal RFID System Standards Release 1.0
        • Table ETSI Generic RFID Standards
  • Conclusions
    • FIRST CONCLUSION
      • Table Identification Technologies and Their Application Areas
      • Table Key Differences between Bar Codes and RFID
    • SECOND CONCLUSION
      • Table Trend Comparison between the Worldwide RFID Market and the US RFID Healthcare Market (2006-2012)
    • THIRD CONCLUSION
    • FOURTH CONCLUSION
      • Table Adoption of RFID by US Hospitals (2005-2011) (percent)
    • FIFTH CONCLUSION
    • SIXTH CONCLUSION
      • Table Current and Future Applications of RFID in Healthcare
    • SEVENTH CONCLUSION
    • EIGHTH CONCLUSION
      • Table RFID Market Segmentation - Based on Implementation Cost Components (2005 and 2008) (in USD million)
  • Company Profiles
    • ALIEN TECHNOLOGY
      • Table Corporate Details - Alien Technology
      • Table Key Executives - Alien Technology
      • Company Overview
        • Table Geographical Presence
      • Key Competitors58
      • Performance Review
        • Table Revenue - 2003-2005 (in USD million)
      • Product Portfolio
      • Use of RFID in Healthcare Solutions
      • Company Strategy
    • ATMEL CORPORATION
      • Table Corporate Details - Atmel Corporation
      • Table Key Executives - Atmel Corporation
      • Company Overview
      • Geographical Presence
        • Table Geographical Presence and Subsidiaries - Atmel Corporation
      • Key Competitors
      • Performance Review
        • Table Annual Revenues - 2001-2006 (in USD million)
        • Table Revenues by Geographic Segments - 2006
        • Table Revenues by Business Segments - 2006
        • Table Annual Revenues of the RF and Automotive Business Segment 2001-2006 (in USD million)
      • Product Portfolio
      • Company Strategy
    • CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
      • Table Corporate Details - Cisco
      • Table Key Executives - Cisco
      • Company Overview
        • Table Geographical Presence - Cisco
      • Key Competitors
      • Performance Review
        • Table Revenue - 2002-2006 (in USD million)
        • Table Revenue Break-up by Business Segments - 2006
        • Table Revenue Break-up by Geography - 2006
      • Product Portfolio
      • Company Strategy
    • EXAVERA TECHNOLOGIES
      • Table Corporate Details - Exavera Technologies
      • Table Key Executives - Exavera Technologies
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Company Strategy
    • INTERMEC, INC.
      • Table Corporate Details - Intermec, Inc.
      • Company Overview
        • Table Geographical Presence and Subsidiaries - Intermec, Inc.
      • Key Competitors
      • Performance Review
        • Table Revenue - 2002-2006 (in USD million)
      • Product Portfolio
      • RFID-specific Product Portfolio in Healthcare
      • Company Strategy
    • MANHATTAN ASSOCIATES
      • Table Corporate Details - Manhattan Associates
      • Table Key Executives - Manhattan Associates
      • Company Overview
        • Table Geographical Presence - Manhattan Associates
      • Key Competitors
      • Performance Review
        • Table Revenue - 2002-2006 (in USD million)
        • Table Geography-wise Break-up of Net Sales - 2006
        • Table Segment-wise Revenue Break-up - 2006
      • Product Portfolio
      • RFID-specific Product Portfolio
        • Table RFID-specific Product Portfolio - Manhattan Associates
      • Company Strategy
        • Table Strategic Alliance Partners - Manhattan Associates
    • MOBILE ASPECTS
      • Table Corporate Details - Mobile Aspects
      • Table Key Executives - Mobile Aspects
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Company Strategy
    • PANGO NETWORKS
      • Table Corporate Details - PanGo Networks
      • Table Key Executives - PanGo Networks
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Company Strategy
    • SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
      • Table Corporate Details - Symbol Technologies
      • Table Key Executives - Symbol Technologies
      • Company Overview
        • Table Geographical Presence - Symbol Technologies
      • Key Competitors
      • Performance Review
        • Table Revenue - 2001-2005 (in USD million)
        • Table Geography-wise Break-up of Net Sales - 2005 (in percent)
        • Table Break-up of Worldwide Product Sales, 2005 (in percent)
      • Product Portfolio
        • Table Healthcare-specific Solutions - Symbol Technologies
        • Table RFID-specific Product Portfolio - Symbol Technologies
      • Company Strategy
    • TAGSYS
      • Table Corporate Details - Tagsys
      • Table Key Executives - Tagsys
      • Company Overview
        • Table Amount of Finance Raised per annum
      • Product Portfolio
        • Table Product Details for the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Sector Tagsys
      • Company Strategy
    • TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
      • Table Corporate Details - Texas Instruments
      • Table Key Executives - Texas Instruments
      • Company Overview
      • Geographical Presence
        • Table Employment Details - Texas Instruments
        • Table Major Worldwide Design and Manufacturing Locations - Texas Instruments
      • Key Competitors
      • Performance Review
        • Table Revenue Break-up - 2001-2006 (in USD million)
        • Table Revenue Break-up - Business Segments (2006)
        • Table Revenue Break-up - Semiconductor Business Segment (2005)
      • Product Portfolio
      • RFID-specific Product Portfolio
        • Table Product Offering - TI RFID Solutions
      • Company Strategy

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