RFID implementation in Australian hospitals: Implications for ICT sector and health informatics

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a mobile technology that was explored in hospitals in the last decade for improving process efficiencies. However, in the Australian context, this technology is still regarded as an innovation that health ICT practitioners and hospitals are reluctant to trial. This technology, although non-intrusive, is perceived as disruptive by hospitals. Information Systems professionals in the ICT sector and Health Informatics practitioners in Australia are exploring best practices for implementation. In this research paper, I report on findings from empirical research that was conducted in Australia, based in two large hospitals1, to better understand the factors involved in the successful implementation of RFID in Australian hospitals. Findings from this study are presented and endorsed by health ICT practitioners and informatics professionals as current implications for the field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-61
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Enterprise Information Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Australia
  • Health informatics
  • Hospitals
  • Information communication technologies (ICT)
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)


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