Impact of RFID Technology on Health Care Organizations

Impact of RFID Technology on Health Care Organizations

Véronique Nabelsi (École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada) and Florina Stefanescu (ePoly Centre of Expertise in Electronic Commerce, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-960-1.ch072
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Abstract

RFID technologies represent a common standard for data storage and retrieval that could improve collaboration and data sharing between noncompeting organizations. With the advent of RFID (radio frequency identification), organizations have the opportunity to rethink how their organization will be. Unlike companies in the United States and Europe which are mandated by large retailers or government departments, most Taiwan companies are investing in RFID without pressure. The article explores the factor affecting radio frequency identification adoption applications in Taiwan. Its objective is to summarize the ways in which organizations are thinking about their possible uses in a wide variety of companies and industries. An empirical investigation (n=134) found seven factors affecting RFID adoption within Taiwan. They are operation efficiency, manufacturing efficiency and supply chain efficiency, organization context, investment cost, market environment, and technology characteristic. By providing insight into these important factors, this article can help further understanding of their role in the adoption and use of RFID. The theoretical and practical implications of these results are discussed.

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