Code, an innovator in healthcare automation and mobile technology, is bringing some additional excitement to the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) show in Orlando with the release of the CR7000 series healthcare mobile battery case. The durable protector for the iPhone 7 and 8 completely shields your valuable electronics while maximizing uptime with its quick-swappable battery, all in a compact package made to stand up to the toughest disinfecting chemicals.
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Salt Lake City, UT - February 6, 2019 – Code, an innovator in healthcare automation and mobile technology, is featuring its new CR1100 compact barcode reading system at the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) show in Orlando next week. The CR1100 features years of healthcare barcode reading experience combined with the latest image processing technology in a tiny package that easily fits into a variety of medical devices.
Cost of Doing Business Increase? Nope, Not for Code
What is that all about you might ask? Well, back in August the United States government placed new tariffs on a number of goods being imported from China. The first wave of action on this started on October 1st. The long and short of it is that an extra 10% duty will be placed on 279 product categories, including barcode readers and this tax will increase to 25% in January of 2019.
Not all barcode scanners are created equal, plain and simple.
There are a lot of different types of barcode scanners, and companies that produce them. So how do you decide what you need? Well, you do just a little bit of research. Before you purchased your business software, safe, processing equipment, and so on, I am betting you did your due diligence.
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Mobile devices have not only changed the way we communicate but the way we live our lives. They are our calendars, calculators, notepads, navigation devices, pedometers, budget organizers and so much more. The technology that can fit in our pockets is progressing to a point where we start to wonder, what can’t our mobile devices do?
The business definition of credentialing is “the process by which the eligibility of a person for a particular job or task is established by determining if the person has the specified qualifications and fulfils the defined requirements (1).” In the healthcare industry, credentialing is determining whether an individual or “vendor” is legitimate and if they have the authority to enter the facility’s grounds for the purpose of providing a value added product or service.
Healthcare Meets a Mobile Revolution
With forward thinking ingenuity, and patient care as a priority, Rush University Hospital, a Chicago-based academic health system set out to improve the health of their patients and the diverse communities they serve. One of the first items on their list was to find the most efficient mobile solution to improve the varied prescribed medication process with accurate patient identification at the point of care. Shedding bulky sleds and additional scanning hardware, Rush incorporated enterprise-grade barcode scanning mobility, the first of its kind in healthcare, into their workflow using nurse favored and requested iOS devices.
When someone talks about "barcode scanning" in general, it has always meant hardware that is specialized for particular barcode types (1D, 2D, DPM, etc...) and for industries like healthcare, manufacturing, industrial, logistics, government, and others. Depending on the workflow complexity, this could even mean that there may be a need for more than one type of barcode scanner. Costs can start to exponentially climb when upgrades are needed, products are EOL'd, or their life-cycles simply come to a sad and damaged end.
Barcode scanners and healthcare go hand in hand. A lot like peas and carrots or Sonny and Cher. Supporting role aside, barcode scanning has the outstanding ability to make healthcare’s leading performance even better. How you might ask? By reducing if not eliminating ADEs (adverse drug events) increasing patient safety and eliminating transcription errors. Government mandates have made data capture solutions a necessary part of each healthcare facility’s operation. Aside from regulations, data capture solutions ensure patient safety through iterative checks and documentation. Unique identifiers (barcodes) are attached to patients, medications, equipment, and pretty much every item located in a healthcare setting for track and trace purposes. Additionally, cleaning, inventory, and hospitality crews use data capture solutions to track room cleanings and patient nutrition. Those little barcodes have a very big job.