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It has become increasingly popular for stores and mobile employees to now use smartphones and/or tablets as an efficient method of completing consumer transactions. This trend is of no surprise based on the estimated number of shipments for tablets and mobile phones in 2013 at just over 2 million! However, with so many smartphone and tablet choices on the market, how can your organization best narrow down its options?
It can be overwhelming trying to determine which solution will work best for your organization and there may not be only one right answer. But I will say that the Honeywell Dolphin™ 70e Black is one viable option that is
International Data Corporation, a worldwide market-analysis provider, estimates current global waste in manufacturing supply chains at $900 billion. Modern supply chains literally involve countless moving targets, each of which must be hit to achieve optimum efficiency. The complexity of delivering on-time, every-time at minimum cost amid constant change can be staggering, if not seemingly impossible. But the real-time feedback loops of which cutting-edge information technology is capable can get you very, very close!
Take for example the parts-replenishment process, where high volumes of discrete parts can be moved to production lines with Kanban just-in-time efficiency. But the Kanban solution falls short of delivering the right parts in the right
A new trend in the healthcare industry is for organizations to implement a barcode labeling system to keep track of products. In such tracking applications, barcode labels and scanners go together like immunizations and disease outbreaks. You cannot have one without the other.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control found an efficient solution when it came to monitoring immunizations. This solution utilized barcode scanners that would include available information about the vaccines such as:
The implementation of this barcoded label system provided a cost benefit, especially because the prior processes in place required pen and paper documentation. Not only does a barcode system require far less
For more than 20 years, the same doctor served as my general practitioner, and during those years the medical records he maintained on me were all on paper and grew from a few pages in a single folder to an impressively-thick stack of pages bound in that same folder. He not only knew my medical history, blood type and medication allergies, he knew me. And then he retired.
I started over with a new GP, and I still consider her my doctor today. She too knows my medical history, or at least the last few years of it, plus my blood type and medication allergies. I have absolute faith in
One of the most famous taglines in modern technology is Apple’ trademarked, “There’s an app for that,” a phrase that brilliantly captures the defining app-centric characteristic of modern mobile computing. Savvy developers know the advantages of delivering new technology in application formats and interfaces with which clients are already familiar, competent and comfortable, and Zebra Technologies’ Link-OS, now with Cloud Connect, gives developers the tools they need to deploy a single, browser-based application that works across all of their clients’ various platforms.
Zebra’s Link-OS environment is an open platform that combines a comprehensive operating system for Zebra smart devices with powerful software-development tools, as well as a suite of stock
We’ve written extensively in these blogs about the importance to patient safety of rigorous identification protocols, and implementation of the patient wristbands is key to most such strategies. But strapping an ID band – any ID band – on your patients’ wrists does not, in and of itself, ensure their safety. As Zebra Technologies explores in its recent white paper, Wristband Formatting Best Practices: Key Considerations for Improving Patient Care, it takes a comprehensive combination of best practices to achieve optimum results. Zebra identifies eight best wristband practices for maximum patient safety:
Repeat 2-D Barcodes: 2-D barcodes offer the advantage of encoding a wealth of critical patient data, including
One Sunday, I was watching the Travel Channel’s show Mysteries at the Museum, and lo, and behold it was about the first barcode. Now that I’m an “expert” on barcode history, I can tell you that barcodes first came on the scene back in the late 1960s and early 1970s. At first barcodes were developed simply to help track food inventory in grocery stores. Now the barcode is used in a plethora of different global markets.
In fact, it is amazing to think how far barcode technology has come, even in just the past five years. There seems to be an application for everything these days that includes scanning
Although Zebra Technologies had long since established its position as a world-class provider of patient-identification tools, it recently strengthened its already formidable patient-ID solutions by entering a strategic alliance with LifeMed ID, Inc.
This symbiotic alliance integrates LifeMed ID’s unique Cloud-based patient-authentication systems with Zebra’s secure printers to achieve even greater certainty and efficiency to patient-ID protocol.
LifeMed ID’s Patient Identity Management smart-card system:
Speeds and simplifies patient admissions. Reduced wait times increase patient satisfaction, while greater efficiency reduces costs.
Prevents record duplications and reduces data-entry errors, increasing patient safety.
Enhances patient privacy. The LifeMed ID card includes a high-resolution photograph of the patient. No
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I wrote recently about the importance of establishing reliable patient- and specimen-identification protocols and of then following them. That last part, actually following established protocol, may seem too obvious to waste space here saying, but my research revealed that simply failure to follow established procedures is indeed a leading, if not the leading, cause of sample misidentification. More than 160,000 adverse events occur in the U.S. each year, and more than 55 percent of those relate directly to specimen mislabeling.
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory (PPSA) was established in 2002 to address the growing problem of medical errors in that state. Indeed, Pennsylvania was the
What’s in the recipe for the best hamburger buns in Southern California? Flour, water, yeast, love of baking, and Zebra’s MZ 320 Mobile Printer.
Imagine you’re in the business of producing specialty breads and that your chosen customer niche consists of more than 2000 regional restaurants, food stands and coffee shops. Day in, day out, you don’t know what you’ll be producing for delivery tomorrow morning until noon today, and then you must make those delivers within minutes of production, not hours. And, of course, your best laid plans succumb to the domino effect when one of your favorite customers calls to beg, “I order 2000 buns, but we’ve been