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Why You Shouldn’t Settle for Conventional EHR Systems

Posted July 8, 2020

A mere decade ago, most hospitals nationwide counted on paper-based systems and manual data entry to keep track of patient records. While newer software has virtually displaced manual data entry out of the healthcare field, current electronic health record (EHR) systems continue to contribute to staff burnout, an issue that still plagues over 50%[1] of healthcare professionals. To minimize burnout while integrating new technologies, contemporary EHR solutions must include patient care optimization as one of its main goals. By favoring patient experience in addition to data protection, novel EHR tracking systems hold the potential to:

  • Create new and safe communication channels between caregivers and patients
  • Seamlessly compile and share medical history within a secured platform
  • Accelerate data entry to increase valuable one-on-one time with patients
  • Reduce costs associated with inaccurate forms and misidentification
  • Provide clear picture of common illnesses currently being treated

Go beyond conventional

Combining data capture with end-to-end visibility, Barcodes, Inc. works with leading manufacturers to lower error rates in healthcare, ultimately helping you raise the standards in quality care. From crucial software development to government-grade security, enhance your EHR tracking system with the next generation of computing technology.

See how we leverage Zebra’s TC52-HC to enhance EHR tracking systems.

Your patients and your staff deserve better. Contact us today to start optimizing your EHR tracking system with a solution that’s committed to better care.


[1] Rumph, Christopher. “Disruptive Forces in Healthcare”. SE Healthcare. Aug 18, 2019.

OpenTable Receipt Printers for Online or Mobile Dining Reservations

Posted July 7, 2020

With many states entering the next phase of the COVID pandemic that allow for re-opening of indoor dining at restaurants, people are anxious to get back to their normal routine and enjoy an indoor dining experience. However, limited capacities have made pre-booking almost a priority. Therefore, OpenTable is almost a necessity for any restaurant.

Reservation services like OpenTable are capable of managing your capacities and spreading out reservations so that your restaurant still has sufficient time to perform the required cleaning procedures. OpenTable receipt printers like the Star TSP100III can connect via Ethernet and is an ideal solution for multiple iPads that need to print from the same printer.

OpenTable Receipt Printers for Restaurant Online Dining Reservation Services

As restaurants move to indoor dining, flexibility using tablets and printers to allow customers to make online or mobile reservations will become more important. With more reservations being made to avoid wait times, accuracy will also become more important. Shop OpenTable receipt printers on Barcodes, Inc.

If you haven’t connected a printer to your OpenTable tablet yet, these OpenTable printer tips can help: https://support.opentable.com/s/article/Chit-Printer-Setup?language=en_US.

Star Thermal Receipt Printers

A leader in point of sale, Star thermal receipt printers like those used by OpenTable are designed for quick and easy setup and connection to devices using Ethernet, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and USB. Via Bluetooth, the printer is compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows devices.

With their compact size and internal power supply, Star receipt printers are compact enough to fit into any restaurant or bar space. And with print speeds up to 43 receipts per minute, these printers can keep up with increased demand during these uncertain times.

Contact Barcodes, Inc. for More Information on OpenTable Receipt Printers

As your business continues to adapt to changing regulations and recommendations, the experts at Barcodes, Inc. are here to answer your questions about all your point of sale, delivery service and online dining reservation needs. Contact us today for product recommendations like these OpenTable receipt printer options and more.

Three Reasons Your Operations Need Enhanced Hands-free Mobility

Posted June 30, 2020

Within the last five years, markets worldwide have shifted to accommodate wave after wave of unprecedented changes. From the rise of online retail to new delivery methods, customer expectations have changed dramatically as technology continues to advance. Studies show that most consumers today admit to having higher expectations from businesses, including faster delivery, better order accuracy, and real-time communication and tracking. As a result, enhanced mobility solutions such as Hands-Free Technology [1] can help you keep up with competition while also:

  1. Valuing current employees – Hands-free technology can maximize productivity by 15% without demanding more from your workforce. Plus, Barcodes, Inc. works with strong yet lightweight technology that adapts to each individual worker.
  2. Eliminating costly bottlenecks – Stalled productivity and downtime can drain money and time best suited for other tasks. By keeping all your crucial devices functional and at hand, your workforce bypasses long travel times and bottlenecks throughout the warehouse.
  3. Improving customer experience – More and more customers expect fast to same-day delivery with little to no errors. Consequently, maximized mobility can also maximize your order throughput.

Stay on the move with Hands Free Technology

Partnering with Zebra Technologies, Barcodes, Inc. combines the power of touch-free devices and virtual reality with easy software integrations, wireless networking, and remote technical assistance to deliver a scalable hands-free mobility solution built with:

See how enhanced mobility elevates your ROI in our webinar with Andrew Pierce, Senior Product Manager at Zebra Technologies.

Start empowering your workforce today with maximized mobility when you contact us for a free demonstration of these solutions and more. 

Your Pharmacy Doesn’t Have time for “Complicated”

Posted June 29, 2020

2015 broke the record for most drugs approved by the FDA, releasing as many as 45[1] new drugs into the public market. In addition to new products, pharmacies would also have to adapt to new pricing, storage requirements, and government compliance measures to accommodate change. With new approvals comes the new need for corrected pharmacy tracking, a system that can ultimately dictate your customers’ experience -and most importantly- their health. 

Complicated tracking equals complicated care

Without proper visibility, your operations are exposed to misidentification risks, which can lead to detrimental health risks and/or financial loss. To uphold government and service standards, pharmacy tracking and traceability systems must focus on accuracy and adaptability as new changes can come at any moment. Equipped with both intelligent software and Zebra-powered hardware, Barcodes, Inc. streamlines adaptable accuracy into your workforce. See how in our video:

Faster printing and labeling gives your pharmacy staff the upper hand to quickly adapt to new changes without losing visibility or productivity. Moreover, since it’s built with Zebra’s ZD420-HC printer, custom labels, and readily available TrueSupport, Barcodes, Inc.’s pharmacy tracking solutions ultimately integrate:

  • Secured documentation
  • Affordable digitization
  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • Easier onboarding for new employees

Contact us today for a free demonstration to eliminate unnecessary complications from your workflow.


[1] Owens, Gary. The Year 2015 Had Highest Number of Drug Approvals in the New Millennium, but with Controversy. AM Health Drugs Benefits. Mar 19, 2016. Pg 19-21.

Getac Launches B360 Fully Rugged Notebook Computer

Posted June 25, 2020

What Are The Benefits of the Getac B360?

The Getac B360 is equipped with a sleek and strong design, powerful 10th Generation Intel Core Processor and portable make-up. Here is what makes the Getac B360 a best-in-class fully rugged device:

  • Powered by a 10th Generation Intel® quad-core processor with an option of up to 6 cores
  • Complete with LumiBond® 2.0 Technology, the capacitive touchscreen is responsive to a finger, pen or glove
  • Sunlight-readable solution boosts brightness up to 1400nits
  • Fully rugged laptop is MIL-STD-810H, MIL-STD-461G and IP66 certified to withstand temperatures from -29°C to +63°C (-20°F to 145°F) and a 6-foot drop
  • Meets ANSI/ISA 12.12.01 standards for class I Division 2 hazardous locations
  • Weighs in at only 2.32kg (5.11 lbs)
  • Optional Absolute DDS protects your data all the way to your endpoints
  • Equipped with Bluetooth 5.1 and Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 and optional 4G LTE and integrated GPS
  • Versatile I/O ports include a serial port, smart card reader, headphone-out/mic-in combo, an optional 1D/2D barcode reader as well as an optional USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C
  • Industry-leading 3-year warranty

Where Does the Getac B360 Fit?

The Getac B360 is ideal for Public Safety, Utilities and Manufacturing environments where a fully rugged design is required to withstand outdoor and harsh elements.

In Public Safety, the B360 meets the requirements for FirstNet Ready and Verizon First Responder Private Core out of the box, in order to connect to dedicated United States Public Safety networks.

In Utilities, regional locations where harsh weather conditions exist more often than not, the B360 has a Touch/Rain Mode setting that turns the touchscreen sensitivity down to reject rain and large areas with low electric charge. Additionally, the combined settings allow the screen to be used under rain and when moist.

In Manufacturing, the B360 has a rugged design and hot swappable batteries that meet the demands of the harsh environments and shift changeover.

Contact us today for a free assessment and see if the Getac B360 is right for your operation.

Go Beyond Customer Expectations with a Cannabis POS System

Posted June 24, 2020

In order to keep customers happy and on the move you need to streamline your Point of Sale (POS) system. What better way to complete your custom cannabis POS System than with Epson’s TM-T88VI receipt printer.

High demand leads to many retail environments facing queue issues with printers which ultimately slows down transactions and the check out process. The TM-T88VI receipt printer was designed to keep the queue running smoothly through its Server Direct Print Technology. This allows the receipt printer to print online orders from a web server directly to the printer.

Epson’s TM-T88VI is perfect for dispensaries who want to develop effective new ways of interacting with customers, and also for those who just want to run a traditional or permanent combined system.

Need to pair the TM-T88VI receipt printer with a cannabis retail platform? Follow the link to read more! CLICK HERE

Contact Barcodes, Inc. today to discuss your dispensary and Point of Sale needs and discover how Barcodes, Inc. and Epson can help.

Is Your Technology Helping or Hindering Patient Care?

Posted June 23, 2020

In a span of ten years, over 90%[1] of medical facilities nationwide have switched from paper-based tracking to automated systems, yet patient identification problems continue to persist in the digitized era. Researchers at the ECRI Institute suggest that technology may be responsible for as much as 15%[2] of patient misidentification errors occurring predominantly at the patient’s bedside. Several technical issues may be to blame, including:

  • Poorly printed identification wristbands
  • Complicated or “buggy” tracking software
  • Lack of available devices
  • Devices incapable of capturing data without line of sight

Explore the advantages of a high-performing patient identification solution in our video:

How Can Wristband Printing Help?

As leaders in efficient tracking, Barcodes Inc. combines the power of Zebra’s easy-to-deploy ZD510-HC wristband printer with adaptable identification software to eliminate any complications that might distract your staff from providing superior care. Enhance the patient experience while simplifying identification systems with:

  • Faster wristband and label printing
  • Easier media reloading that diminishes downtime
  • Customized wristbands
  • Long-lasting prints that preserve identification
  • Scalable applications that adapts to patient influx 

Contact us today for a free demonstration and integrate labeling efficiency back into your patient identification system.


[1] Landi, Heather. Survey: Nearly All U.S. Hospitals Use EHRs, CPOE Systems. Healthcare Innovation.  Sept 11, 2019.

[2] White, Jess. Prevent patient identification errors. Healthcare Business & Technology. Sept 29, 2016.

Refining Your Competitive Edge with Direct Store Delivery

Posted June 23, 2020

Eliminating the constraints of complicated supply chain operations, direct store delivery (DSD) holds the capacity of enhancing your customer’s experience by increasing inventory availability. However, if done inadequately, your DSD system can drain profits while directing customers to shop elsewhere. To certify deliveries are completed within a timely fashion, your teams require a new level of reliable connectivity that focuses on:

  • Preserving open communication channels amongst the whole supply chain
  • Adapting to new challenging environments without losing functionality
  • Expanding device availability to accommodate your workforce
  • Meeting demands without straining budgets

As DSD operations continue to grow nationwide, Barcodes, Inc. enhances the components of a superior field service solution -reliability, connectivity, and speed.  

Implementing a new device is just the starting point

Maximizing operational efficiency for over a decade, Barcodes, Inc. knows well there is more to efficiency than just a device. That’s why we work closely with your team to integrate complete end-to-end solutions built with next generation technology such as Zebra’s TC75X touch-computers. In addition to a high-performing device, empower your field teams with:

  • Tailored software that fits their workflow
  • Flexible and fast cellular service
  • TrueSupport
  • Remote mobile device management
  • Spare pool management and timely repairs to expand device availability

Learn more our Direct Store Shipping solution in our video below

Contact us today for a free demonstration and stay ahead of change with the leaders in seamless integration.

Take Mobility to the Next Level with Hands-Free Technology

Posted June 12, 2020

June 25th at 11:30AM (Central Time U.S. and Canada)

The modern warehouse is changing, and Barcodes, Inc. is equipping you with HUD technology — the next-generation hands free solution, perfected for efficient productivity.

Stay ahead of change when you join us on June 25th as we navigate through the modern warehouse with the exclusive benefits of hands-free technology. Get leading insight from automation experts, plus get entered for a chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card when you attend.

Benefits of Hands-Free Technology:

  • Higher data capture accuracy rates & faster processing speed to increase throughput
  • Accelerated onboarding and training
  • 15% more productivity per worker
  • Greater actionable intelligence that leads to data-driven decisions

Presented By:

Andrew Pierce – Senior Product Manager, Zebra Technologies

Patrick Finn – Vice President – U.S. Field Sales, Barcodes Group

By registering, you submit your information to Barcodes, who will use it to communicate with you regarding this event and other services.

Keep Errors Out of Your Medication Administration System

Posted June 9, 2020

Coming in behind heart disease and cancer, medication administration errors stand as the third leading cause of death in the U.S., eventually leading to recurrent relabeling efforts and strict compliance guidelines. On the hospital floor, staff is encouraged to verify the Five Rights to prevent errors before they occur.

  • Right Patient
  • Right Drug
  • Right Time
  • Right Dose
  • Right Form

However, with the large influx of patients and current hospital overcrowding issues, manual verification can be overwhelming, contributing to an average of 100,000[1] medication administration errors reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) per year. With the correct technology and expertise, Barcodes Inc. equips your staff with medication administration solutions designed to overcome one of healthcare’s toughest challenges. See how we can help:

Protect the Five Rights to Protect Your Patients

Working alongside Zebra Technologies and your IT team, Barcodes Inc. maximizes visibility and data capture accuracy to accelerate verification without compromising patient safety. From carefully tailored data capture software to on-site deployment and support, choose a medication administration solution that safeguards care quality with:

  • Intelligent mobility provided through Zebra’s CS4070-HC scanner
  • Streamlined data sharing from the bedside to your workstation
  • Hot-swappable battery power that outlast your longest shifts
  • Managed device spare pool that maximizes productivity and availability
  • Customized wristbands and labels that remain legible even in the toughest conditions
  • Barcodes, Inc. TrueSupport to help support your Zebra devices

Contact us today to for a free assessment of your medication administration system.


[1]  U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Working to Reduce Medication Errors. Aug 23, 2019.  

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