Tracking Medical Items Sent in a Pneumatic Tube System: Barcode Technology Delivers Where RFID Falls Short


Barcoding and radio frequency identification (RFID) are the leading technologies used in pneumatic tube system tracking. But what’s the difference between the two?

This exclusive white paper defines the role of these technologies in tube system tracking – and provides answers for the healthcare professionals interested in tracking pharmaceuticals, specimens and blood products.

In this free download, you’ll learn:

  • How existing technologies – barcode and RFID – are utilized to address the tracking of valuable items
  • The key differences between the two technologies when it comes to cost, implementation and the type of data captured
  • How the implementation of each technology can affect patient care

The paper concludes that barcode technology surpasses RFID technology because it is easy to implement, cost-effective, and helps accelerate care.