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RFID in Healthcare Market: Current Trends and the Future

What is RFID in Healthcare?

RFID (Radiofrequency Identification) is a wireless technology that employs radio waves to track objects or devices outfitted with radio frequency tags and readers. Through this technology, healthcare professionals and clinicians can track documents, patients, and other important assets related to healthcare such as blood samples, medical reports, equipment, and medicines. The connectivity range of RFID tags is over one hundred meters. Moreover, technology can efficiently read thousands of RFID tags simultaneously.

What Will be RFID in Healthcare Market Size & Share?

Global RFID in healthcare market in 2019 is nearly USD 1,960 million and is expected to reach around USD 7,700 million by 2026. The anticipated CAGR for global RFID in healthcare market is above 21.6% from 2020 to 2026.

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Who are Top Players in RFID in Healthcare?

Some of the key players driving the global RFID in healthcare market are IBM, Palex Medical SA, Zebra Technologies Corporation, Siemens, Cardinal Health, Southwest Solutions Group, Hitachi Ltd., American RFID Solutions, 3M, NewAge Industries Inc., and ACC Systems Inc., among others.

Extensive advancement in automation and technology are propelling global RFID in healthcare market

Various sectors including healthcare are incorporating automation technology for swift completion of processes. RFID enhances the speed and efficiency of healthcare processes by cutting the workforce required for hunting reports and equipment in a hospital.

Market Growth & Dominance:

  • Component-based segmentation analysis

Based on components, the “Tags” sub-segment dominated the global RFID in healthcare market by holding a nearly 50% share in the market. The key reason behind its dominance is the huge penetration rate in numerous sectors. The sub-segment is expected to bloom splendidly at a CAGR of around 25% throughout the forecast period.

  • End-User based segmentation analysis

Based on the end-user, the global RFID in healthcare market is segmented into biotechnology companies, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies. Among all, hospitals accounted for more than 40% share in the global market. However, analysts' prediction states that the “biotechnology companies” category is likely to flourish at a faster pace during 2019–2026.

  • Application-based segmentation analysis

Application-wise, the global RFID in healthcare market is categorized into people identification and tracking, medicine tracking, samples & blood transfer tracking, supply chain & medical report, and equipment tracking. Among all, the “samples and blood transfer tracking” category dominates the global market by holding a major share, as the demand for blood products inventory management is propelling phenomenally. However, the “supply chain & medical report” category is anticipated to flourish at a greater CAGR, according to the market analysts.

  • Region-based segmentation analysis

Based on the region, North America is in the dominating position, in terms of holding global market share. North America accounts for more than 40% market share. However, analysts’ projection indicates that the Asia Pacific market will expand substantially owing to the growing adoption of RFID in the healthcare sector and the availability of services at affordable prices in the region, particularly in China.

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Last Updated: 19-Jan-2021