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ZD510-HC Wristband Printer is Your New Healthcare Companion

Posted September 13, 2018

zd510-hc-photography-application-nurse-station-adminThe ZD510-HC wristband printer is your new healthcare companion, patient wristbands allows all healthcare workers to provide patients a safer and more efficient process for delivering care. Wristbands provide a quick identification required to prevent medical errors.

Designed to improve safety and data security the Zebra ZD510 printer is easy to clean and sanitize, medical grade power supply, secure solution for HIPAA compliance, and quiet operation.

What Makes the ZD510 Better Than The Rest?

  • Ease of Use- No Training Required, just insert wristband cartridge and print
  • Multiple Connectivity Options, Wireless or Bluetooth or NFC to pair and print
  • Compatible with leading ADT systems
  • Easy migration from the Zebra HC100, existing inventory wristbands will continue to work with the ZD510
  • Maximize uptime, business operations and printer visibility to save caregivers valuable time

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In addition to the ZD510, Zebra Z-bands have leading durability and scannability compare to the other class. It is up to 6- times more durable than other wristbands and healthcare wristbands features silver antimicrobial coating, which test results show effectively protects the wristband against S. aureus, P. aeruginosa, E.coli, and MRSA.

Lastly, the ZD510 can also serve as a hospitality printer in events and leisure when used with different types of wristbands.

Contact our dedicated account managers if you want to learn more about the printer or the wristbands that you can use and we will be happy to help.

 


The Guide to Succeeding with UDI Compliance

Posted April 5, 2018

To go along with yesterday’s blog about Unique Device Identification Compliance some may be wondering what is required to be fully compliant with the FDA. With another UDI deadline approaching it’s important to know the steps that will help you get in compliance. With the help of Zebra Technologies, they wrote a small walk through to help you through each step.

Read the walk through below to clear up any confusion. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated account managers.


Unique Device Identification Compliance

Posted April 4, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established and continues to implement a unique device identification system to properly identify medical devices through their distribution and use. Once fully implemented, the label of most devices will include a unique device identifier (UDI) in human and machine-readable form.

The unique device identification system will be phased in over the next couple of years and offers several benefits. Implementing UDI will improve patient safety, modernize device post-market surveillance, and facilitate medical device innovation. To learn more about UDI read the infographic below!

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If you want to learn more, feel free to contact our dedicated account manager.


QR Codes and Medicine Collide

Posted February 5, 2018

geneticsA new method for producing medicine has been developed by researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and Abo Akademi University in Finland. They can produce a white edible material, on which they can then print a QR code consisting of a medical drug. This could be a solution and a possible replacement to the current method of mass production of medicine. Currently someone with a given illness will get the same product with the equal amount of an active compound as another patient with a less severe illness.

“This technology is promising, because the medical drug can be dosed exactly the way you want it. This gives [us] an opportunity to tailor the medication according to the patient getting it,” said Natalja Genina, an Assistant Professor at the University of Copenhagen.

The shape of a QR code will also enable the storage of data on the medicine itself. According to Genina all that’s required is a quick scan and the information of the given medicine would come up, this could reduce the cases of wrong or fake medication.

“If we are successful with applying this production method to relatively simple printers, then it can enable the innovative production of personalized medicine and the rethinking of the whole supply chain,” said professor Jukka Rantanen from the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Pharmacy.

Currently, researchers are working to refine the methods for this medical production.


How the Barcode Simplified Life

Posted December 21, 2017

barcode-616035_1280In 1974 a pack of gum was purchased using the first ever barcode. Since then the use of barcodes has skyrocketed and has taken many forms of symbologies. The symbology of a barcode includes the encoding of the message in the bars and spaces, including any start and stop markers plus the size of the quiet zone (a blemish free space around the code to help readers locate it) that is required to be before and after the barcode. There are a few different types of barcode symbologies from the linear Code 128 and Code 39 to the newer 2D QR Codes, Data Matrix, and Micro PDF.

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What has the barcode done for this world? It’s made life easier. Its helped the retail industry keep check of the number of products they have in stock and a way to see what products sell at higher volumes. More importantly its helped consumers get in and out of stores quicker by dramatically improving the check out line. Imagine a world in which you would have to wait until the cashier looked up every single item you wanted to purchase? In that scenario the checkout lines would be ridiculous, luckily the barcode is here to save us from that nightmare.

Retail is just one of the many industries that barcodes has helped improve; another is the healthcare industry which has greatly benefited from the barcode. In the healthcare industry you’ll find barcodes on patient samples and the wristbands patients wear. There’s systems in place that would automatically generate a new barcode every time a patient has their blood drawn, making it so that the blood sample can be tracked from the hospital floor to the laboratory for testing. Human error of course is still possible, but with the use of barcodes those errors have been greatly minimized.

To learn more about barcodes visit our FAQ or read more about the rise and use of “The Ubiquitous Barcode

For any questions or a quote on barcode software or barcode labels please contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


RFID Tags Made to Monitor Vital Signs

Posted December 4, 2017

Sensor2IMG_9317The possibility of being able to continuously monitor a person’s vital signs to detect early warnings on potential abnormalities is coming. All thanks to researchers at Cornell University that have been working on a new project. For this to really get off the ground it’ll have to be as noninvasive as possible with no interference of wires and electrodes. With RFID technology that’ll be possible. Researchers have created a new touch free monitoring system that’ll be able to monitor an individual’s breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure all with a RFID Tag small enough to fit in someone’s shirt pocket.

A professor of electrical and computer engineering at Cornell University, Edwin Kan and graduate student Xiaonan Hui developed the technology. Their method relies on near-field coupling. Near-field is the region of the electromagnetic field right around an RFID Antenna with a distance of up to 35 centimeters, or one wavelength, away. Kan and Hui’s demonstrations were able to pick up an individuals’ blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing measures with a high level of accuracy. All of it was possible using a small RFID antenna and RFID tag placed within 10 centimeters of an individuals’ body, and a RFID Reader located up to two meters away. According to Hui this method increases the sensitivity and the signal quality.

In the long term there could be life changing uses that come from Kan and Hui’s research. “There are several potential real-world applications for this, such as the next generation wearable devices, smart garments, healthcare monitoring, and clinical studies,” Hui continued. “The convenience and the high performance could be particularly helpful for smart garments. Imagine if your daily garments were able to gather your vital signs directly, and then report them straight to your cell phone.”

In the short term Kan and Hui are interested in using this RFID technology in hospitals. It could be used to monitor a large number of patients without hooking them up to separate machines and devices to check their vitals. The study also showed that their system could detect up to 200 RFID tags at once, all over the same wireless communication channel.

To read more about Edwin Kan’s And Xiaonan Hui’s research, click here.

For any questions or a quote on any of your RFID needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


An Enterprise Hybrid Device, Honeywell’s ScanPal EDA50

Posted October 11, 2017

scanpalThe ScanPal EDA50 will bring an exceptional user experience that provides real-time visibility into business-critical information. Workers on the retail floor will have the ability to access, as well as capture and send crucial business information in real time.

The Honeywell mobile computer is also an effective unified communications tool for healthcare professionals. Comes with ability to support Voice over Internet Protocol phone calls over hospitals’ wireless networks allowing you to save cost on cellular contracts.

The ScanPal EDA50 has an ergonomic easy-to-use modern touchscreen design with the latest advances in modern mobile technology. This mobile computer is designed to withstand heavy use and users can count on ample battery life for a full shift through superior battery management.

Features and Benefits:

  • Powerful Platform: An Industry leading Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU enables fast access to business-critical applications.
  • Large Touchscreen Display: Large, 5in (12.7) Corning Gorilla capacitive touchscreen is readable both indoors and outdoors, and works when used with wet hands.
  • Lightweight, Ergonomic Design: Lightweight design offering the user the perfect combination of durability, comfort, convenience and portability. Small enough to fit conveniently into a pocket.
  • Drop Specifications: 4ft (1.2M)
  • Long Battery Life: Featuring small battery technology, the ScanPal EDA50 device can power through a full shift and beyond.
  • Multiple-Device Connectivity: ScanPal EDA50 devices can be easily connected to multiple devices, enabling support for more use cases and applications.
  • VoIP Support: The ScanPal EDA50 device supports Voice over Internet Protocol over a wireless network.
  • IP54

For any questions or a quote on any of your mobile computing needs please contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Datalogic Introduces The Memor X3 Healthcare Mobile Computer

Posted July 26, 2017

memor-x3-hcDatalogic announces the Memor X3 HC mobile computer for healthcare. This new offering provides healthcare professionals a safe and easy way to scan bar codes in a hospital or clinic.  The Memor X3 HC is lightweight, pocketable, extremely durable, and resistant to the major chemical cleaners used in the healthcare ecosystem. This mobile computer is equipped with an advanced 2D imager and features Datalogic’s patented ‘Green Spot’ technology for good-read feedback.

The device has a sharp 2.4 inch display and long-lasting batteries, all in a form factor and weight that makes it a truly portable assistant for any healthcare application. It offers enhanced Wi-Fi connectivity with IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, supporting higher WLAN throughputs with improved reliability in both 2.4 GHz and 5.2 GHz bands. The Memor X3 HC mobile computer is a rugged device featuring IP54 sealing with a 1.2 m / 4.0 foot drop to concrete specification and is pre-loaded and pre-licensed with Wavelink Avalanche Device Management making it ready to deploy out of the box.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Ergonomic, compact and robust
  • Cleanable enclosure, designed to withstand daily cleaning with harsh disinfecting solutions
  • Bluetooth wireless technology 2.1 with EDR
  • Datalogic’s patented ‘Green Spot’ technology for good-read feedback
  • 2D area imaging technology
  • More robust technology with no moving parts

Typical Applications

  • Patient Bedside Care
  • Laboratory
  • Pharmacy
  • Admittance, Accounting and Billing

Converged Devices: Honeywell Captuvo SL22h & SL42h

Posted April 11, 2017

For healthcare professionals, streamlining data collection and communications among staff and patients is one key to patient care. That’s why adding a Captuvo SL22h or Captuvo SL42h enterprise sleds to Apple iPod or iPhone devices makes sense. Your clinicians will gain a more robust productivity tool that’s protected by a disinfectant-ready housing.

Healthcare professionals will readily appreciate how this easy-to-use solution helps you streamline data collection and communications among staff and patients. Plus, the sleds are moisture sealed with disinfectant-ready plastic and a sealed screen protector, so it’s ready to withstand sanitizers and disinfectants.


Barcodes, Inc. Delivers and Astute Solution

Posted February 28, 2017

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Astute Medical manufactures biomarkers that are used to identify high-risk, acute medical conditions in critically ill patients. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) issued a mandate that medical devices must carry a Unique Device Identifier (UDI), which requires a greater volume of information than had been previously required.

Astute Medical sought a compliance labeling solution that would meet UDI requirements in accordance with GS1 Standards. The manufacturer also wanted to receive accurate and repeatable verification results and a solution that included a Validation Protocol to document compliance with these requirements. We needed to not only comply with federal regulations, but also ensure that we were sending out our medical devices with a high-quality barcode, “to avoid returns,” explained Susan Shelton, Materials Management and Procurement Manager of Astute Medical.

Analysis

Astute Medical designs, engineers, and manufactures novel biomarkers that enable clinicians to identify acute conditions in their critically ill patients before the symptoms become evident. Products like the NephroCheck Test and Astute140 Meter fall under the guidelines of the FDA’s Unique Device Identification rule. This system was established to identify medical devices throughout their distribution and use, providing critical traceability that benefits the patient, caregiver, manufacturer, and distributor.

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