Hospitals and other long term care facilities need fully integrated systems to provide the patients with all the care and service they need. In the process from patient registration through to the provision of the right treatment, any mistakes or inaccuracies can have significant consequences for both the patient and the care professionals.
Optimize time planning
A large amount of the healthcare budget is spent on labor cost. This is necessary to provide the care that patients need. As employees have administrative tasks that are frequently very time-consuming, there is only limited time available for the patient. By maximizing the efficiency of the administrative tasks, more time can be spent providing quality patient care.
Opticon offers a range of products that help healthcare professionals with gathering, managing and securing data. By using barcodes, the amount of errors can be reduced. Opticon has introduced barcode scanners, especially suitable for use within a hospital, that improve efficiency when it comes to:
1. Patient registration
Barcodes on patient badges and wristbands are easily and accurately identified by barcode scanners, providing a clear view of treatment information of a patient. The barcodes contain all information needed for the medical staff. Especially 2D like Data Matrix codes are used more and more, since these can contain more information than 1D codes.
2. Patient records
Medical records contain a barcode to make sure the medical record belongs to the right patient. Scanning the barcode functions as a check to be sure people with similar names will not be mixed-up. Apart from that, the medical records show which patients have checked in and checked out.
Medication recipes for patients are entered into the computer system. The medical staff can immediately request medical information and prepare unit-dose prescriptions. These prescriptions are packaged, equipped with a barcode and supplied to the nursing floor. The nurse scans both the medication and the patient's wristband, so that the patient's record is updated immediately.
"Scan a patient's wristband and get their treatment orders instantly"