The incorporation of Radio Frequency Identification Technology in health institutions and the determining aspects of adoption


  • Emerson Pessoa Vidal a:1:{s:5:"en_US";s:7:"UNIFESP";}
  • Márcia Mello Costa De Liberal UNIFESP
  • Paola Zucchi Unifesp



RFID, Management, traceability, technologies, services, health


The process of traceability by radio frequency identification system (RFID) is considered one of the biggest contributions of the last years in the health sector. This article aims to study the academic contributions that this technology has brought to the segment in question and the consequent difficulties resulting from the implementation of this technology in the ambit of hospital and outpatient facilities. To carry out this work, we proceeded to survey and literature review in order to select the research related to the topic of RFID in the context of traceability. The data obtained clearly show that the benefits of this tool are numerous, ranging from drug screening to the correct availability of patient data. Although it is imbued with all these advantages, RFID still represents a visible difficulty of insertion in the hospital environment due to economic and security problems in terms of information privacy. However, this new reality is undeniable and its implementation is increasingly present in the medical environment, being a necessity rather than a technological advance.


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Author Biographies

Márcia Mello Costa De Liberal, UNIFESP

Department of Health Management and Economics, School of Medicine, Unifesp

Paola Zucchi, Unifesp

Department of Health Management and Economics, School of Medicine, Unifesp


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Vidal, E. P., De Liberal, M. M. C., & Zucchi, P. (2020). The incorporation of Radio Frequency Identification Technology in health institutions and the determining aspects of adoption. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 8(4), 342–368.

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