Surviving Infancy, Growing Healthcare RFID Technologies Market Set to Reach $3 Billion by 2012

July 27, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
New York, July 27, 2007 — Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies, estimated at $297 million in the U.S. healthcare industry in 2007, are expected to experience explosive growth over the next five years, reaching more than $1 billion by 2010 and $3.1 billion by 2012, according to RFID Opportunities in Healthcare in the U.S., a new report by Kalorama Information.

Already a $27 billion market in manufacturing and supply chain management worldwide, RFID technology is sounding alarms in the U.S. healthcare industry as hospitals and nursing homes, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and pharmacies realize the benefits of RFID, including better data capacity, better efficiency in terms of offering read-write ability, and greater flexibility of design.

Although the adoption of RFID in the healthcare industry is at an early stage, Kalorama Information reports that growth in the healthcare market—expected to multiply by more than ten times for the period discussed—will occur as issues of network infrastructure scalability, interoperability, and the relatively high costs of implementation are resolved. RFID technologies in general will see growth as awareness of its benefits increases and as common standards and regulations for the adoption of RFID arise.

“RFID has the capability of transforming the way healthcare services are delivered,” said Steven Heffner, Executive Publisher of Kalorama Information. “The need for enhanced efficiency and cost-effectiveness is the main factor fueling the adoption of RFID by the healthcare industry. Mobile asset tracking, better inventory management, real-time monitoring of patients, and medication tracking and dispensing systems are all advantages RFID provides. ”

RFID Opportunities in Healthcare in the U.S. defines the market for RFID opportunities in the U.S. and includes the overall costs associated with hardware, software, and implementation. It outlines key market trends and dynamics and analyzes the value chain and customer preferences. This report can be purchased directly from Kalorama Information by visiting It is also available at

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