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Counting Down the Top 10 Articles of 2021 - #3: Benefits of RFID on Vial Labels

Join us as we look back at the most-read Healthcare Packaging stories of 2021. At #3, we cover ways that RFID benefits health systems, from the perspective of the manager of pharmacy operations at Allegheny Health Network.

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If you’ve been following along on our Top 10 countdown, you’ve seen by now that traceability and RFID labeling have garnered spots at #9 and #5. Then trend continues, with our #3 article covering the benefits of RFID on vial labels as told from a health system pharmacy manager’s perspective. He shared how automated traceability systems help with ensuring drug supply, saving resources in stocking the right drugs, and even helping justify staffing levels.


Automated inventory management solutions are used for a variety of different products, including medications and equipment. Their popularity continues to grow in tracking drugs for efficiency benefits across health systems.

We talked with Eric Schaefer, PharmD, manager of pharmacy operations at Allegheny Health Network, about how using label systems from Kit Check and CCL Healthcare has opened doors, increased efficiency, and more.

Before we get into the benefits—and Schaefer explains there are many—we’ll go over the technology that makes this possible. Kit Check and CCL Healthcare have partnered to deliver labels embedded with RFID tags to pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Continue to the full article here: Part 1: From Drug Supply to Staffing, Benefits of RFID Integrated into Vial Labels

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