Is it worth it? Do you already have a decent PM programme in place and operating well? Are your "customers" happy with the tech support you currently provide? If not, I would suggest that any money that comes your way might be better spent in those "more traditional" areas before splashing out on RFID.
Regarding RFID; the whole thing is not as easy (or as simple) as some of the companies would like you to believe. In short, it needs proper planning if you are to have any hope of real and lasting success.
I would recommend that RFID implementation should be regarded from the onset (and extending probably for a couple of years) as a Project ... with a Project Manager (not just dumping it on the Biomed Chief), plus a (small) project team. In a large hospital, it may even be worth retaining the team after
initial implementation in order to provide on-going support (as well as development, system expansion, upgrades, maintenance etc.
There is a need to have clear aims and targets (all written down, and sanctioned by "senior management") - otherwise the whole thing can degenerate into (yet another) fiasco
(white elephant, blame game, exercise in wishing thinking, or shall we say - waste of money).
Needless to say such a Project needs to be properly funded (where is the budget going to come from?). Otherwise, well ... just look at John's example about tags laying about in the office. Let's be charitable and hope they were part of an initial trial (feasibility test, "proof of concept", or what-have-you).
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