Real-time location systems gather steam in health care

02/21/2013 | Government Health IT online

Real-time location systems are gaining traction in health care, with a global market value of $325 million, according to a presentation at a Stanford Business forum. The Department of Veterans Affairs recently awarded a $543 million contract to deploy RTLS and RFID in 152 medical centers to track medical and surgical equipment and supplies. Despite the technology's appeal, however, one expert suggests that health groups identify a clear return on investment before deploying RTLS or mobile health tools.

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