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How did RFID help University of MD Medical Center cut medication error rate?

A couple of the biggest benefits of RFID technology are that it can give hospitals an accurate count of their supplies and automate certain tasks. For hospital pharmacies, this supply management technology trend in healthcare stands to improve patient safety. It makes it easier to identify drugs nearing their expiration date and helps speed up response times to drug recalls. At the RFID in Healthcare conference in Washington, D.C. this week, the manager of University of Maryland Medical Center’s pharmacy services shared how shifting to RFID technology as part of its healthcare technology armory has helped it whittle down medication error rates.

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