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Healthcare Asset Management Industry - Strong Concerns for Patient Safety.
Download FREE PDF@ Healthcare asset management solutions offer various benefits to hospitals in improving patient care and satisfaction. These solutions help increase equipment availability; enhance equipment utilization; reduce operating and maintenance costs; lower time and cost for compliance reporting; and improve maintenance, support, and allocation. In the pharmaceuticals market, RFID technology is primarily used to tackle drug counterfeiting and address supply chain bottlenecks. High concerns for patient safety, high returns on investment and cost savings by hospitals, enhanced staff productivity in hospitals, technological advancements, and increasing use in the pharmaceutical industry are the major factors that are driving the healthcare asset management market. However, factors such as technical and operational issues, privacy and ethical concerns, and initial investment requirements are the restraining factors that may hinder the growth of the market. This report categorizes the global healthcare asset management market on the basis of products, applications, and regions. Based on products, the market is segmented into RFID tags and readers, RTLS tags, infrared tags, and ultrasound tags. The RFID segment accounted for the largest share of the global healthcare asset management market, followed by the RTLS, infrared, and ultrasound segments. The large share of this segment can be attributed to factors such as the increasing need to improve patient safety, supply chain productivity, and reduce costs of operations. The major players in the market are AeroScout, Inc. (U.S.), Ekahau, Inc. (U.S.), GE Healthcare (U.K.), Awarepoint Corporation (U.S.), IBM Corporation, (U.S.), and Siemens Healthcare (Germany). AeroScout, Inc. is expected to dominate the market with a close to one-third of the share in 2015.

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