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Niall Wallace, CEO Infonaut Inc.

Using RFID to Prevent Hospital-Acquired Infections
Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAI) are the next big challenge facing hospital and healthcare institutions -- in Canada, and internationally. HAI are responsible for at least $1 billion in direct hospital expenses in Canada alone, and have been flagged as an area of importance by the CDC in their plan “Preventing Emerging Infectious Diseases for the 21st Century”. While the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries work on ways to cure infections once they’ve happened, we can use RFID technology to stop them before they start.
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Bob Moroz, Chair ITAC RFID Forum and President RFID Canada

A Successful Canadian RFID Industry Requires Collaboration
RFID is one of the fastest growing technologies today and like all emerging technologies, it has had its struggles. In the next few years, everyone will be touching RFID and all consumer and business based software will have an RFID component. In Canada, we need to do some soul searching, and ask ourselves tough questions. How is Canada positioned in comparison to the rest of the world? What are we currently doing? And how can Canada be a leader in the design, development of RFID products and solutions?
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