Labeling blood and other samples at the time they are collected improves patient safety
and helps prevent a host of problems related to misidentification — including many of
the estimated 160,900 adverse events that occur in U.S. hospitals annually because
of sample identification errors.1 There is a strong and growing body of evidence within
medical literature that creating specimen identification labels on demand at the patient
bedside with a mobile printer can significantly reduce errors. The Joint Commission’s
National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) for 2010 advocate the use of two patient-specific
identifiers, such as name and birthdate, whenever taking blood or other samples from
a patient, and to label the sample collection container in the presence of the patient.
Producing specimen labels at the patient bedside and encoding patient identification in
a barcode satisfies both The Joint Commission’s NPSG and Health Insurance Portability
and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements. T
Give your clinicians access to a single, secure and HIPAA compliant workspace. Using their laptop, tablet or smartphone, they can quickly access patient data on the go, while you retain control of your devices.
Digital transformation and smart technologies are paving the way towards smarter healthcare. Medwel understands that the goal of smart hospital development stems from the needs of the patient. By tapping on ICT advancements in the healthcare environment, the common goal is to reduce medical errors and achieve a holistic approach centered on the patients’ needs.
Read more about the new MEDS-P1001—a 10.1” medical grade touchscreen PC that boosts
• Effective computing through low power consumption
• Interoperable through dual OS for different applications in hospitals
• Health insights based on smart interfaces of vital sign measuring devices
• Expandable functions through peripheral devices such as cameras, RFID reader, WIFI, etc.
• Refined and reliable design that is slim, lightweight, antibacterial, water and dust-proof
Up to 14% of medical records include inaccurate, potentially dangerous patient data as a direct result of failures in patient identification. Often, errors can be attributed to outdated manual processes, such as oral verification or written wristbands, which can impact the standard of care delivered.
In this white paper Zebra Technologies outlines the benefits of an automated barcode wristband solution, including insight into:
Reducing common Patient ID errors
The advantages of automated Patient ID processes over manual
The best automated barcoding options
By now you’ve seen The Joint Commission’s often-quoted statistic that nearly 80% of serious medical errors involve miscommunication during the handoff between providers and care settings. The newest clinical communication technology is designed to close dangerous communication gaps. Top clinical communication platforms offer advanced collaboration tools to ensure that critical patient information makes it safely from one care setting to another. Download this guide to learn how a clinical communication platform can significantly improve patient outcomes in 5 key areas.
Labeling blood and other samples at the time they are collected improves patient safety and helps prevent a host of problems related to misidentification — including many of the estimated 160,900 adverse events that occur in U.S. hospitals annually because of sample identification errors. There is a strong and growing body of evidence within medical literature that creating specimen identification labels on demand at the patient bedside with a mobile printer can significantly reduce errors. The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) advocate the use of two patient-specific identifiers, such as name and birthdate, whenever taking blood or other samples from a patient, and to label the sample collection container in the presence of the patient.
Poor quality of care takes a tremendous toll, not just on the system as a whole, but on the patients and their families at the center of that system. It also has a tremendous effect on employers, who already face unsustainable health care costs. When we evaluated one of our customer's claims, we found numerous signs of preventable complications that had cost our client significant amounts, not to mention the toll on the individual. Specifically, we identified the following preventable hospital- acquired conditions (HACs):
• Fourteen instances of stage III and IV pressure ulcers
• Twelve instances of vascular catheter-associated infections
• Thirteen instances of catheter-associated urinary tract infections
• One instance of a patient dying or experiencing a serious disability associated
with intravascular air embolism
• Five instances of foreign objects remaining in patients after a procedure.
Please download the whitepaper to learn more!
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