Benefit Analyses of Technologies for Automatic Identification to Be Implemented in the Healthcare Sector

  • Mike Krey
  • Ueli Schlatter
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 22)


The tasks and objectives of automatic identification (Auto-ID) are to provide information on goods and products. It has already been established for years in the areas of logistics and trading and can no longer be ignored by the German healthcare sector. Some German hospitals have already discovered the capabilities of Auto-ID. Improvements in quality, safety and reductions in risk, cost and time are aspects and areas where improvements are achievable. Privacy protection, legal restraints, and the personal rights of patients and staff members are just a few aspects which make the heath care sector a sensible field for the implementation of Auto-ID. Auto-ID in this context contains the different technologies, methods and products for the registration, provision and storage of relevant data. With the help of a quantifiable and science-based evaluation, an answer is sought as to which Auto-ID has the highest capability to be implemented in healthcare business.


Auto-ID Supply Chain Evaluation Healthcare RFID Barcode 


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  • Mike Krey
  • Ueli Schlatter

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