5 Benefits of Barcode Scanners in the Healthcare Industry



Organizing a large number of patients can be a difficult task, especially during a pandemic when hospitals are getting filled up every day. We all know that there is little room for making mistakes even more when the lives of others are at stake. Most staff members have to work long hour shifts, usually in a high stress environment. For this reason, it is crucial to implement the right system that simplifies the decision making process as much as possible.


  1. Improve efficiency

With our technology oriented solutions, it is easier to enhance patient care and workflow across your healthcare environment. This can be done by connecting clinicians to critical documents and real-time data right from the patient’s bedside. You can largely reduce the amount of time that is invested in other manual tasks by making marginal improvements in the system that you already have in place. By applying the use of scanners, organizations can save time and money which allow doctors and health providers to interact more with their patients.


  1. Track medication

Human error is bound to happen when a system is done manually. We understand that mistakes happen even to the best of us but when we are working with medications that have potential side effect; these mistakes could put the health of your patients at risk. A study titled “Effect of Bar-Code Technology on the Safety of Medication Administration” by the New England Journal of Medicine stated that the implementation of barcode scanners reduced the percent of errors when compared to manual processes by 41.4%.


  1. Identify surgical materials

Keeping track of your inventory as well as their location is crucial when you work in a high pressure environment. Healthcare providers are choosing to apply barcodes to their inventory as well as other important materials in order to help them identify when they need to re-stock different items. A recent client of ours required our solutions to apply barcode scanners and labels to their surgical materials. Why track your important assets in a manual format when you can save time and reduce mistakes by implementing our solutions?


  1. Identify patients

Each patient requires different medication or treatment. This is why it’s important to identify them with a barcode label. By simply scanning their code, you can easily identify the correct medication or treatment that each patient requires as well as wirelessly update their medical records. This is another area where errors are easy to make but with a simple solution like a wristband with a barcode label and a scanner that can read it, you can ensure that the patient is receiving the appropriate treatment.


  1. Rugged construction

Our solution stand’s out in the healthcare environment because our models are not only made to be disinfected with ease but they can also withstand accidental drops due to their rugged construction. Not all solutions are equal; this is why MultiSystems specialists are here to help you to determine the most suitable materials for your application requirements. For more information about the different solutions that we have to offer, feel free to contact us and we will be glad to help.


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