Asset and Tracking in the Healthcare Industry

The reliability and accurate accounting of tools and supplies in the healthcare business is imperative. Whether its printers, barcode scanners or mobile devices, any slight deviance or miscount could be the difference between life and death.  A fully implemented data tracking solution offers real-time tracking of current inventory and affects direct cost reduction by better maintenance of assets and improve staff efficiency as a whole. The Barcodefactory offers solutions to re-sellers who are looking to help their end-user customers enhance patient safety, promote barcode at the point-of-care, enhance profitability and support other solutions throughout healthcare facilities like admissions, bedside care, surgical environments and more. The Healthcare market is expanding at a substantial rate with opportunities for more sales and leads to  to an ever changing market. Keeping your customer in the know with a better understanding of related products to help track all assets to make a more secure and productive workforce.

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Admissions: As a patient, when you arrive at a healthcare facility, your process may likely begin in admissions. And from the start, you are looking for a smooth and seamless process. As a re-seller, when your customers upgrade their healthcare technology solutions within admissions, you’re helping them deliver faster and more efficient check-in procedures, which makes for a better experience for both the staff and the patients.

Bedside Care: At first glance, it may seem counter-intuitive to think that technology can enhance the bedside care of patients. However, these tools and resources are immensely helpful and beneficial to both caregivers and their patients.

Mobility: Whether it’s roaming the halls, checking patient vitals, or tracking assets through a hospital, mobile and wireless solutions are not hard to find in the healthcare industry. That’s because everyone from the caregivers to the lab team and the pharmacists need a patient’s real-time information in order to do their job efficiently and correctly.

Pharmacy: Pharmacies are the central hub for patients to get their medication. And with such an extensive list of medications being prescribed, it is vital that the processing and exchange process is accurate, 100% of the time. It is vital that the right patient receives the right dose of the right medication administered, and at the right time.

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Healthcare and Laboratory Label Printing with the LX500

Primera offers printers capable of printing labels for slides and tissue samples as well as other uses to reduce the risk of specimen misidentification.

The LX500 can significantly increase the efficiency of your lab while helping to reduce the risk of misidentification of specimens. Full-color printing adds significant impact to the printed output and helps reduce errors by eliminating handwriting. With impressive 4800 dpi print resolution, you can print text, graphics, color alerts and logos along with high-resolution linear and 2D bar codes on every label, wristband or ID badge you print.

Print times are fast, producing a typical 2” x 3” label in only a few seconds. The printer’s small size and compact footprint allows it to be installed in labs, on counters or many battery operated medical carts that have limited space.

LX500 also integrates seamlessly with our Signature-Series Printers, offering a complete solution for your lab or medical environment.

Helping to improve the quality and efficiency of your patient’s well-being using Zebra’s Healthcare Solutions

Zebra Technologies provides the kind of visibility that lets you see into every aspect of your health facility – and the patient journey. Only with our visionary, end-to-end Positive Patient ID, Clinical Mobility and Healthcare Intelligence Solutions can you best enhance patient safety, the productivity of your staff members and the efficiency of your operations.

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Enhance Patient Safety –
From admissions to discharge, and throughout the patient journey, safety starts with positive patient identification. Zebra Identity Solutions enable accurate specimen collection and management, medication administration and patient identification, helping you improve patient safety and protect patient rights.

Some patient care solution applications include Patient Identification, Specimen Collection, Medication Administration, Pharmacy Management and Laboratory Management. You can find all your Zebra brand Healthcare products for any application that suits your business. Please CALL 888.237.8525 M-F EST 8am-8PM

 

MANUFACTURER: Zebra Healthcare Solutions

PLACES-TO-BUY: BarcodeFactory Healthcare Product Solution

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Adhesives and Protective Coatings for the Application

healthcare-patient-postThe label provides the critical link between the physical specimen and all of the information in software systems associated with it. The range of label sizes and materials available for thermal printers helps automated sample management systems run accurately, efficiently and cost effectively. Thermal printers can quickly and easily be loaded with a variety of media, making it convenient to carefully match specific labels with items to be identified like test tubes, slides, etc., and their environments.

Labeling media and printers work together as a system. Thermal printers are compatible with a wide range of paper and synthetic label material that can stand up to the rigors of laboratory testing and storage processes. This includes exposure to extreme temperatures and chemical immersions, as well as testing in autoclaves, centrifuges and other laboratory equipment. The durable coatings found on most labels help ensure that barcodes remain sharp and readable throughout the life of the sample.

For top quality and durability, always match label supplies with testing and storage needs, and the specific make and model of the printers used. Adhesives and protective coatings that work perfectly well for labeling one type of container or test may not be ideal for other applications. For example, pathology labs require the ability to store specimens for up to 20 years. In areas such as blood banking and cellular therapies, products are often cryopreserved, and then stored for an extended period before eventual transplantation into a patient. In addition, blood labels must be compliant with the ISBT 128 standard.

 

Conclusion: Patient Labeling

Patient safety is goal number one. What’s more, patients want assurance that they are receiving the right care, in the right way, based on the right information. The laboratory is an important line of defense against patient safety errors because of the role it can play in preventing adverse events related to sample misidentification. By establishing processes to accurately label and identify samples, laboratory staff can significantly reduce the incidence of misidentified, lost, or unusable samples, and the related negative consequences, including re-draws, misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment.

Barcode labeling and sample tracking is a proven method for reducing sample identification and data entry errors while meeting regulatory mandates. Reliability is essential to successful sample labeling and improved patient safety. Barcodes must be of the highest quality, readable and durable, and label material must be engineered to withstand challenging test and storage conditions, allowing facilities to keep costs under control.

Barcode printing solutions from Zebra can help healthcare organizations and laboratories reduce errors and increase productivity. Now is the time to provide your patients, applications and assets a virtual voice— so you can work with the patient and continue to provide safe treatments and a caring atmosphere.

 

HARDWARE:
Labels, Synthetic Label, Thermal Printers

PLACES-TO-SHOP:
BarcodeFactory Labels, Zebra, Datamax O’Neil, Paragon Print Systems

Barcode labeling for accuracy and error-prevention benefits

healthcare-patient-postHealthcare providers have long been aware of the impact of sample misidentification, and continuously look for ways to improve their lab processes. Accurate sample labeling is the best defense against misidentification errors and their significant consequences. Labeling samples at the time they are drawn is a proven method to reduce errors. To protect patients through accurate lab specimen labeling, healthcare providers must address several difficult challenges:

• Patient ID verification–Achieve compliance with the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) to “Improve the accuracy of patient identification”. Meeting the patient ID goal requires that medical staff use at least two patient identifiers whenever they collect lab samples and to label containers used for blood and other specimens.

• Increasing information–A standardization of electronic healthcare records means the gathering, storing and linking of more information throughout the patient care process. In addition, blood, tissue and cellular therapy products must be compliant with the ISBT 128 identification standard of labeling—a process simply not attainable with manual labeling.

• Patient privacy compliance–HIPAA mandates the use of technologies and processes to protect patient privacy. This requirement extends throughout the healthcare lifecycle, including EMR, samples, medications and independent laboratories.

• Label sizing–A label provides the critical link between the physical specimen and all the information in the systems associated with it. Test tubes, blood bags, slides and hermetically sealed containers all require specific label dimensions. Cost-effective label creation means using versatile printing technology that produces a label in the exact size for the task, and only when it is needed.

• Legibility–Medical centers have found that colorcoded labels provide a visual indicator of what tests the lab must perform, saving time. Furthermore, because each sample and patient are unique, healthcare providers need a labeling solution that replaces preprinted labels with a system that creates labels on demand, and that will not smudge when exposed to liquids.

• Durability–Pathology labs often must store specimens for up to 20 years, which means labels must be durable enough to last and afford resistance to chemicals. In areas such as blood banking and cellular therapies, products undergo cryopreservation, and then are stored for an extended period before patient transplantation. Barcode labeling of specimens not only delivers accuracy and error-prevention benefits at the point of care, the benefits extend into laboratory operations. Lab staff can scan barcodes to identify samples, record transfers and support test-result entry. Automated data entry is highly accurate, which improves patient safety by eliminating errors. As a side benefit, barcode sample identification and data entry also saves time, enabling lab staff to spend more time on clinical rather than clerical activities, while helping to keep lab costs in check.

 

HARDWARE:
Healthcare Labels, Blood Bag Label, ISBT 128 Labeling, Security Wristbands

PLACES-TO-BUY:
Zebra, Barcodefactory, RFIDfactory, PrintParagon

Patient Safety Begins with Positive Patient ID

healthcare-patient-postVisibility that drives greater patient safety begins with the ability to positively ID the patient at every point of care. Zebra Technologies provides a comprehensive Positive Patient ID solution that features components designed specifically for the unique needs of healthcare providers.

 

PROVIDE A PATIENT SAFETY NET

With robust wristbands, patients can be more confident that they are receiving the right medication, the right test results, and the right treatment.

INTEGRATE PATIENT RECORDS

ID solution allows medical staff to easily provide information to a patient’s Electronic Health Record.

IMPROVE VISIBILITY INTO PATIENT INFORMATION

Make sure healthcare workers can easily access the information they need at the point of care so they can make the best decision for the patient.

 

HARDWARE:

CS4070-HC and the DS6878-HC Barcode Scanner

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Improve Staff Mobility for Better Patient Care

healthcare-postWith a wireless mobile computer, healthcare workers are free to move around the facility while retaining the ability to check patient vital signs and even make adjustments to medical equipment. Nursing staff save time by eliminating the need to move repeatedly from the nursing station to patient rooms, allowing them to be more attentive to patients’ needs.

 

INCREASE PATIENT SATISFACTION

Give patients peace-of-mind knowing they can reach medical staff and that staff can respond quickly to their needs, wherever they are.

MANAGE PATIENT CARE EFFICIENTLY

Nurses can deliver higher quality patient care and improve productivity by eliminating the time spent constantly traveling to either the central nursing station or the patient’s room to perform critical tasks.

CONNECT NURSES AND PATIENTS

Establish a direct lifeline between each patient and their assigned nurse. Communication between nurse and patient is efficient and private.

 

HARDWARE:

MC55A0-HC is designed for life inside the hospital, able to endure everyday drops and bumps as well as disinfecting after each patient.

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