AMR Research just released a horizontal market survey (i.e., looking at all industries) on RFID adoption. Information Week has a summary here
suggesting RFID was not "ready for prime time." Isn't that the
definition of any market prior to mainstream adoption? Hospitals
looking to use RFID for asset or patient tracking really don't face the
kind of standards issues that retailers, industry and distributors face
when tracking products or components that are tagged by their original
manufacturer. The nature of most hospital proejcts make RFID a
realistic solution to key operational problems.