Tech in Healthcare

Healthcare Solutions

Making sure that the data-collection end of the process yields accurate, reliable, and predictive information is crucial. Technologies such as barcoding and RFID are being used throughout healthcare for asset-tracking, patient-identification wrist bands to predictive supply rotation and replenishment, and sensitive testing sample chain-of-custody requirements to name a few.

Specimen Tracking

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Specimen tracking is one of the most important areas in the hospital and one in which barcode has a big impact. Throughout the process, from collection to testing to result, there is no room for error. And regardless of the specimen tracking software being used, the one common denominator is the label.

Labels for Specimen Tracking

ADI offers a broad selection of label for specimen tracking. They include:

Barcode Test Tubes
  • Blood bag labels

  • Test tube labels for plastic

  • Test tube labels for glass

  • Glass slide labels

  • Cryogenic labels

  • And more . . .

RFID in Healthcare

Increasingly RFID is being used in hospitals and for good reason. RFID provides an efficient way to track all things including commonly recognized assets like medical devices and equipment to the not so common use to track patients, specimens and even hospital staff including doctors and specialist. The ability to quickly locate what you need when you need it, is of high importance to the healthcare industry to ensure the highest level of care.

Use of RTLS in hospital grahic

Increasingly RFID is being used in hospitals and for good reason. RFID provides an efficient way to track all things including commonly recognized assets like medical devices and equipment to the not so common use to track patients, specimens and even hospital staff including doctors and specialist. The ability to quickly locate what you need when you need it, is of high importance to the healthcare industry to ensure the highest level of care.

In Zebra’s Future of Healthcare Vision Study, the use of Real-Time Location Systems is expected to increase dramatically in the 5 year period covered in the study.

This vividly illustrates the importance to hospitals of knowing exactly what they have and where it is at any given point in time and is critical to continued improvement of patient care.

Admissions

With most things, starting at the beginning is always a good place to start. And Admissions in the hospital setting is no exception. Barcoded, and now RFID wristbands, are used to identify patients and accurately associate all care administered to that patient during their hospital stay.

Patient Wristbands

ADI offers a full selection of thermal, laser and RFID wristbands.

Patient Wristbands - Zebra

Patient Wristbands - Thermal Printable

The ZD510-HC wristband printer from Zebra is an all-in-one solutions for patient identification. The ZD510-HC Wristband Printing solution combines the reliable ZD510-HC direct thermal printer with easy-to-load cartridges containing the only antimicrobial-coated wristbands on the market — Zebra’s Z-Band® wristbands.

Patient Wristbands - RFID

Direct Thermal UHF — These custom propylene wristbands 7-14 day wristbands for Healthcare feature the SMARTRAC Trap 4E inlay. They are printed and encoded with our ZD500R™ printer.

Healthcare Devices

For the most part, devices used in healthcare are the same as devices used in other industries with one very important exception . . . the plastics. Honeywell, Zebra, Datalogic and others all call it by different names, but the healthcare plastics all serve the same purpose which is to be resistant to bacteria and withstand constant cleaning with solutions that kill bacteria.

Point of Care

“Clinical Mobility”, is a term Zebra Technologies has coined in their Future of Healthcare: 2022 Hospital Vision Study and is a concept that is transforming healthcare. Thanks to clinical mobility, hospitals around the world are eliminating manual, error-prone procedures and replacing them with digital solutions that increase the accuracy of patient care and enhance overall visibility. By digitally capturing information, data can be transmitted in real time to clinical staff, reducing errors and delivering critical time savings. According to the 2022 Healthcare Visions Study published by Zebra, by 2022, nurses across all disciplines, physicians, pharmacists, and lab technicians, will increasingly use mobile technology.

Healthcare continues to evolve and technology continues to play a big role in that evolution touching all areas of care. The importance of efficiency and accuracy in health care can’t be overstated and the technology to maximize both and deliver better patient care are here right now.