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University of Vermont Medical Center taps RFID to boost medication safety

University of Vermont Medical Center, an academic medical center in Burlington, has tracked more than 5 million medications using radio frequency identification. The RFID technology is part of the hospital's real-time location system, and it enables healthcare providers and staff to track the medication intake by patients at the bedside. The system has helped care providers dispense medicine to patients in a timely way, and also to eliminate errors.

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