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RFID and digital ID for healthcare and pharmaceutical

Increasingly, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, pharmacies, and other healthcare providers are looking for ways to better manage costs, increase efficiencies, ensure higher employee and patient satisfaction and, most importantly, improve patient safety.

Improving the performance of the entire system

Digital ID technologies can contribute to the performance of the entire healthcare system, which involves many processes that need identification, monitoring, controlling and documenting – strongholds of touchless RFID technologies.

From pharmacies to hospitals, RFID can help itemize and sort stock to ensure quality and prevent waste. The benefits go beyond return on investment as it has the potential to save lives. That’s why Avery Dennison has developed a portfolio of high-quality products, including tamper-evident RFID labels, and luminescent labels that provide pharmacists, hospitals, and those they are treating with vital information. These critical RFID-enabled solutions streamline efficiencies, improve accuracy, and help manage costs, all while fighting pharmaceutical brand counterfeiting. 

Accurate tracking and authentication of medication

Integrating RFID into pharmaceutical products helps improve patient safety by enabling more accurate tracking and authentication of medication through the entire supply chain, with the goal of reducing error rates to nearly zero. It also eliminates the need for costly and, most important in today’s situation, labor-intensive in-house medication tagging, hence removing a considerable burden from the shoulders of hospital staff. 

At a glance: typical applications

  • Tracking and tracing of instruments, pharmaceuticals and samples
  • Inventory accuracy
  • Product authentication
  • Pharmaceutical drug safety and anti-counterfeiting
  • Patient safety and satisfaction

So, what does that mean in practice?

Kit Check™ and Avery Dennison partner to improve patient safety

Kit Check, the leader in automated medication management solutions for hospitals, and Avery Dennison, a global leader in digital ID solutions and the world’s largest RFID  manufacturer, are partnering to work directly with drug manufacturers worldwide to apply RFID tags to medication packaging.

NFC and blockchain to guarantee authenticity of COVID-19 test kits and PPE

Smartrac, an Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) company, and blockchain startup SUKU, have announced a digital verification solution to authenticate COVID-19 testing kits and personal protective equipment (PPE). The NFC-powered platform enables instant verification of authenticity and provides end-to-end supply-chain transparency.

Smartrac, an Avery Dennison company, signs strategic partnership with Hanmi IT

Hanmi IT is a subsidiary of Hanmi Pharmaceutical group, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Korea, and has been using RFID since 2010. SMARTRAC and Hanmi IT have now teamed up to jointly develop and market RFID tags and inlays for pharmaceutical companies worldwide.