RFID-enabled healthcare applications, issues and benefits: an archival analysis (1997-2011)

J Med Syst. 2012 Dec;36(6):3393-8. doi: 10.1007/s10916-011-9807-x. Epub 2011 Nov 23.


In this paper, a comprehensive review of articles published between 1997 and 2011 in the Journal of Medical Systems (JMS) on RFID technology is presented. A total of 22 papers are analyzed using a classification framework that has three dimensions: RFID-enabled healthcare applications, RFID-enabled healthcare issues, and RFID-enabled healthcare benefits. In addition, an invitation sent to all authors of the papers accepted for the special issue on RFID for the JMS allows them to position their various papers within the classification framework. Finally, a list of future research directions is presented.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bibliometrics*
  • Diffusion of Innovation
  • Medical Informatics Applications*
  • Radio Frequency Identification Device*
  • Research