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When you think Zebra, you may think of printers, but we're so much more than that. A leader in developing solutions that feature barcode, RFID and RTLS technologies, Zebra converts the physical into the digital to give assets, people and transactions a virtual voice. When you have more visibility, you can drive more value.

In this blog, we will:

  • Break down the basics of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how our connected world is making a big impact on how we work and play
  • Cover all the latest trends in visibility technology, like barcoding, RFID and RTLS, across many industries
  • Give you a closer look at the latest news and solutions from Zebra

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Andy Tippet

As healthcare practice lead – Americas, Andy Tippet oversees healthcare practice for North America and South America Regions of Zebra Technologies. Tippet provides planning and execution on marketing initiatives to drive revenues.

Recent Posts

What's New at HIMSS 2017

Posted by Andy Tippet February 20, 2017 at 1:00 PM

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In a previous blog we discussed all of the aspects of clinical mobility that can improve staff productivity and increase patient safety.  Solutions such as point of care data capture, clinical collaboration, and workflow enablement are all part of clinical mobility but none of these opportunities can be met without the right device. That device is the TC51-HC.  This is a tough device that will last for years with a contemporary design that looks and feels like a consumer smartphone and enterprise class scanning and data capture features to boost productivity.  It supports the Android Marshmallow operating system, with support for the next two versions (“N” and “O”).  Enterprise features to keep data and devices secure.  Best-in-class power, battery life and manageability. 

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Topics: Healthcare, North America, HIMSS, TC51-HC, DS8100-HC, Silver Line Labels

Clinical Mobility at HIMSS

Posted by Andy Tippet February 17, 2017 at 6:00 AM

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Clinical mobility is the term used to describe the use of a variety of mobile devices and unified communication platform by physicians, nurses, midlevel practitioners, and other allied health professional as they deliver care to their patients.  Clinical mobility is synonymous and used interchangeably with the term point of care, and because it contributes to improved patient care responsiveness, clinical accuracy, and workflow efficiency when implemented effectively it is transformational to the entire patient care delivery process. Clinical Mobility enables better collaboration between clinical staff, improves the workflows of healthcare personnel, and increases patient safety by bringing identification to the point of care. 

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Topics: Mobility, Healthcare, North America, HIMSS, Clinical Mobility

Better Connections That Lead to Visibility

Posted by Andy Tippet February 15, 2017 at 6:00 AM

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As healthcare providers, your #1 priority is safe and effective patient care. But often, complex workflows, administrative demands and inaccurate information create barriers between caregivers and patients. Dealing with these problems can lower the standard of care—and that’s where Zebra can help. Connecting the right patient, to the right care, at the right time is critical. As is connecting providers to patient records, caregivers to colleagues, and patients to providers. Without a doubt, better connections lead to a better patient to caregiver experience. 

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Topics: Healthcare, North America, HIMSS, Visibility that's Visionary

Clinical Mobility that Delivers Better Patient Care

Posted by Andy Tippet February 22, 2016 at 8:00 AM

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Zebra Technologies Corporation is proud to exhibit at HIMSS16. This year’s event takes place Monday, February 29 through Thursday March 3, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

At HIMSS16, Zebra will demonstrate our mobility platform that enables a host of solutions to improve patient care. 

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It Begins with Patient ID

Posted by Andy Tippet February 16, 2016 at 1:44 PM

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Zebra Technologies Corporation is proud to exhibit at HIMSS16. This year’s event takes place Monday, February 29 through Thursday March 3, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

At HIMSS16, Zebra will debut a series of solution sets that will deliver identity solutions that improve patient care. 

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Visibility into Healthcare Operations at HIMSS15

Posted by Andy Tippet April 13, 2015 at 7:54 AM

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Zebra Technologies Corporation is proud to exhibit at HIMSS15. This year’s event takes place Sunday, April 12 through Thursday, April 16 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

At HIMSS15, Zebra will debut a series of solution sets that will deliver visibility to enhance patient care, improve operations, increase staff productivity, and optimize IT. 

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Topics: Healthcare, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, HIMSS, Events

HIMSS15 Preview: Technology Changing the Healthcare Landscape

Posted by Andy Tippet April 10, 2015 at 7:50 AM

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Zebra Technologies Corporation is proud to exhibit at HIMSS15. This year’s event takes place Sunday, April 12 through Thursday, April 16 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

In addition to showing unique, comprehensive solutions within the Intelligent Healthcare Pavilion (booth #6566) and at our booth (#2619), Zebra is presenting on several new technologies at this year’s HIMSS Conference. 

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Topics: Healthcare, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, HIMSS, Events, Technology

Zebra Technologies’ Secure Prescription Printer

Posted by Andy Tippet December 9, 2014 at 9:07 AM

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Tested and proven in over 2,000 locations nationwide, Zebra’s GX420Rx works seamlessly with your hospital’s technology software, and complies with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Tamper Resistant Prescription Law.
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Topics: Healthcare, Patient Safety, Printers, Identification, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Super Six: Medication Labeling

Posted by Andy Tippet November 11, 2014 at 12:02 PM

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In the Super Six series, we explore the ways that Zebra is providing solutions to the healthcare industry.  Each post focuses on one particular category and examines the ways in which Zebra is actively providing healthcare facilities with solutions to improve the way they operate. This post is all about medication labeling!

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Topics: Healthcare, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Patient ID in Ambulatory Settings

Posted by Andy Tippet November 4, 2014 at 8:06 AM

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According a recent article in Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine, “the number of outpatient surgeries grew by 40% over a ten year period …Although nearly two-thirds of U.S. surgeries are performed in the ambulatory setting, little is known about patient safety and care quality in this arena. But that’s quickly changing.”

One of the keys to patient safety, implemented extensively throughout hospitals, is the ability to positively identify patients, primarily through barcoded wristbands. Though these wristbands have not been as widespread in the ambulatory setting, the critical need to increase patient safety in this area of the continuum means that soon patients will receive these identifiers regardless of the time it takes to receive their healthcare.

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Topics: Healthcare, Patient Safety, Wristbands, Identification, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA