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Wireless technology is growing and a number of vendors are providing solutions in the area of healthcare. These solutions include electronic prescriptions using handheld devices, data capturing at point of entry using wireless devices, communication of patient information and accessing patient databases using handheld devices. While these new systems appear to be providing solutions to some of the problems encountered by the healthcare industries, there are a number of barriers associated with the wireless technology itself, prohibiting the uptake of this technology in healthcare settings. This paper provides a review of such barriers.