Healthcare

As operational expenses continue to rise, stricter regulatory standards come into play, and the emphasis on patient safety grows, automated data collection solutions are necessary for the healthcare industry.

Whether you are looking for a system to track and identify patients during their hospital stay, or to manage your inventory of pharmaceuticals and stockroom items, Barcoding can customize a solution to meet your needs. We offer a range of healthcare-grade, rugged mobile devices; barcode scanning and labeling equipment; inventory control and warehouse management software; and much more to keep your facility, your staff, and your patients happy and healthy.

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“In conjunction with Better Day™, Barcoding will help doctors have more interactions with more patients, in less time, and without boring data entry.” ” Peter Ragusa, MD, MPH, CEO and co-founder of Better Day™ Health

Case Studies

Background
Summa Health System is one of the largest integrated delivery systems in Ohio and represents more than 2,000 licensed inpatient beds. Outpatient care is extended throughout the area in 9 community health centers.

Challenges
An overcrowding dilemma at Summa Akron City Hospital created a shortage of beds and hospital staff, meaning EMS squads had to wait to unload patients. Reduce wait times for both EMS squads and patients and streamline ER services.

Solution
Barcoding’s RFID cot-tracking solution—RFID tags were affixed to cots, and Barcoding’s CaptureTech CTR3100 RFID Reader was deployed.

Results
Access to critical data from its ER entrance. The ability to treat more patients in less time so EMS squads can move on to the next emergency. More efficient staffing and decreased patient wait times.

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Background
At its annual Winter Sports Clinic event, veterans are challenged to overcome perceived limitations through adaptive skiing, sled hockey, and other activities.

Challenges
The clinic required coordination on multiple fronts, but did not have a way to track where equipment was being used over the duration of the event. Barcoding was brought on board to devise and implement a solution to track the movement and utilization of the hardware inventory.

Solution
Barcoding suggested pivoting to a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) solution, which would enable them to obtain detailed location information whenever needed. We collaborated with our partner, Link Labs, to devise custom monitoring software.

Results
The Barcoding team coordinated a smooth deployment. We ensured coverage for nearly twenty different sites, starting with the equipment-heavy IT room and conference room areas, and ending with first-aid stations on the mountain.

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Barcoding Hospital Solutions

Barcoding, Inc.’s automated data collection solutions, including barcoding and radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, can help hospitals and acute healthcare facilities ensure accuracy, accountability, and patient safety inside the four walls.hospital-acute-care-facility-data-capture-solutions

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Data Capture Hospital Solutions by Functional Area

Stock_Healthcare_Team_AS_97136108Barcoding technology can facilitate the hospitals admissions process. When a patient is admitted, nurses can record the patient’s information via a Barcoding application on a handheld computer or laptop, and instantly create barcoded wristbands with a mobile printer.

As the patient wears the wristband throughout a hospital stay, medical personnel can instantly access critical patient information, such as insurance and health records, with a simple scan of the wristband’s barcode.

The right mobile point-of-care solution can not only enhance process efficiency and cut costs, but also save lives by preventing harmful medical errors.

Stock_Healthcare_Child_DPC_84466906At the patient’s bedside, nurses and staff can use fixed and/or portable batch/wireless data collection devices to scan both the barcode on the patient’s wristband, as well as on the patient’s chart to verify that they are caring for the right individual.

Upon verification, nurses can view and update the patient’s medical charts and insert notes, then wirelessly transmit this information to the hospital’s central database. Also with a scan of a barcode, nurses can ensure that specimens, blood transfusion bags, prescriptions, and even food trays are associated with the correct patient.

Stock_Healthcare_Computer_Xenon1900h_app07_1Barcodes can be used in the hospital’s laboratory to improve the accuracy and efficiency of specimen identification.
At the point of collection, hospital staff can create and print barcode labels, and affix them to the appropriate sample.

At the lab, medical personnel can scan these barcodes to verify that each sample, vial, or aliquot is associated with the correct patient to prevent mixed-up lab results and protect the hospital’s liability. Plus, a wide range of barcode labels are available to meet the specimen’s needs, such as for those that must be stored in extreme temperatures or exposed to certain chemicals.

Stock_Healthcare_Pharmacy_Xenon1900_app04_large_1Barcode and mobile technology can streamline a hospital pharmacy’s operations and protect patient safety, and Barcoding offers a myriad of batch and wireless hardware and software solutions to automate your inventory process.

Within the pharmacy, staff can print barcode labels and affix them to medication and their bin/shelf locations for convenient and accurate inventory tracking.

When administering medicine from the pharmacy, even at the point of care, the barcode on the package can be scanned to confirm that the right patient is receiving the proper dosage at the right time, and subsequently, update the patient’s records.

Stock_HealthcarePharmacy_Xenon1900h_app06_large_1In addition to managing inventory in its pharmacy, a hospital must have an effective means of managing, maintaining, and distributing the right medical supplies and materials.

Without the right solution, hospital materials management can be extremely time consuming and prone to human error from manual data entry. By introducing barcodes and mobile terminals, hospitals can easily control inventory supply areas, track all equipment in use, and make sure that the right supplies are available and delivered on time to the patient.