Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 36, Issue 6, pp 3393–3398 | Cite as

RFID-Enabled Healthcare Applications, Issues and Benefits: An Archival Analysis (1997–2011)

  • Samuel Fosso WambaEmail author


In this paper, a comprehensive review of articles published between 1997 and 2011 in the Journal of Medical Systems (JMS) on RFID technology is presented. A total of 22 papers are analyzed using a classification framework that has three dimensions: RFID-enabled healthcare applications, RFID-enabled healthcare issues, and RFID-enabled healthcare benefits. In addition, an invitation sent to all authors of the papers accepted for the special issue on RFID for the JMS allows them to position their various papers within the classification framework. Finally, a list of future research directions is presented.


RFID technology Healthcare RFID applications RFID issues RFID benefits Literature review 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of WollongongWollongongAustralia
  2. 2.Rouen Business SchoolRouenFrance

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