|Healthcare - AIDC Vertical Markets|
Healthcare is where accuracy and quality matter most, and is why it is one of the most-used environments for automatic identification and data collection technologies. Millions of barcodes, RFID tags, RTLS systems and other AIDC technologies are used every day throughout the healthcare system to accurately identify patients, medications, samples, medical devices and other assets, and to accurately record activity. AIDC systems improve healthcare quality by taking errors out of processes.
technologies can eliminate manual data entry, and the typographical and
transcription errors that come along with it. They are used almost everywhere
accurate identification, data entry and data access are needed. Here are some
of the most popular and emerging use cases:
Barcode and RFID wristbands make positive patient identification fast and
accurate. AIDC systems can link directly to electronic medical records (EMR),
patient flow systems and other clinical and operational applications.
technologies are also used at the bedside and link to electronic health record
systems or error-free automated medication administration, pre-procedure
patient verification, sample identification and even to make sure patients
receive the right meals they ordered.
workers use AIDC to track samples and can scan bar code menus to automatically
record activity performed into LIM systems.
of care facilities use real time locating systems (RTLS) technology to
carefully manage valuable equipment and make sure it is always available and
can be found when needed.
at every stage of the supply chain use AIDC technologies to improve accuracy
and save time materials management, inventory control and asset management
use cases include medical device traceability through the FDA Unique Device
program, tracking individual surgical items through sterilization processes to
ensure no items are missed, and using unit-of-use bar code labeling and RFID
tagging to provide complete traceability for medications.
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