The use of wristbands to identify hospital patients has been a standard practice for well over half a century. Handwritten, typed or printed, wristbands were originally created to provide an easy way for caregivers to verify identity at any point along the patient’s healthcare journey. From newborns in the delivery area to geriatric patients in rehabilitation, everyone got a wristband. And that’s how things worked until the introduction of barcode technology.
By putting barcodes on hospital wristbands, healthcare facilities can leverage a host of connected technologies to improve safety and quality of care. It’s also the most effective way to comply with the National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) to “Improve the accuracy of patient identification,” which the Joint Commission has included in its annual goals since 2003.
Published By: STARLIMS
Published Date: Jun 09, 2014
The laboratory is a strategic asset for your organization. Laboratory data comprises the majority of medical records and is critical for accurate diagnoses. Physicians depend on reliable laboratory result data to deliver optimal care. Efficiency is critical for laboratory success; it enables your lab to ensure patient safety, reduce operating costs and increase revenue. STARLIMS offers clinical laboratories a powerful solution suite, which includes configurable tools to manage complex testing workflows, enforce rules-based actions, promptly format and deliver laboratory results to clinicians by their preferred method, track and route bar-coded specimens within the lab and across the network for more efficiency, as well as distribute and manage bio specimen inventories.
Published By: Intermec
Published Date: Aug 09, 2012
Bar-coded shipping labels are essential to sophisticated tracking and material-handling systems, and thus so are label printers. This white paper identifies the features of shipping-label printers that will return the greatest value for long-term, low-cost reliable operations, from features that save time to those that simplify integration and management.
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