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The Visible Value Blog

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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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Getting a Big-Picture Vision of Clinical Mobility Considerations

Posted by Wayne Miller February 7, 2018 at 10:57 AM

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Implementing a clinical mobility solution is great way to improve clinician efficiency and support better patient care. With real-time access to patient data, the ability to collaborate with peers on a moment’s notice and the capability to effectively manage patient alarms, a mobile clinician is an empowered clinician.

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Topics: Healthcare, Barcodes, EMEA, Patient Identification

Why printed barcodes are critical to the healthcare industry

Posted by Wayne Miller January 20, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Why Barcodes are critical to the Healthcare Industry

Barcodes have become a universal element on today’s goods and services, allowing quick data acquisition and management, as well as sophisticated tracking and recording. Thanks to their limitless capabilities and versatility, they can be deployed across numerous industries and offer measurable benefits.

It’s hardly a surprise then, that barcodes now play a critical role in one of the most precision-orientated industries: healthcare.

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Topics: Healthcare, Printers, EMEA, labelling,, prescription

Prescription labelling is transforming efficiency and quality

Posted by Wayne Miller October 20, 2016 at 3:12 AM

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Prescription processing is a huge operation within the healthcare sector. Every year there are approximately one billion prescription items and payments exceed £9billion in the UK alone. As pressure grows on healthcare providers to process an increasing number of prescriptions, healthcare services must strive to achieve efficiency gains in order to satisfy demand, while also maintaining safe delivery of medicines.

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Topics: Healthcare, Printers, EMEA, labelling,, prescription

How compact printers reduce patient sample collection errors

Posted by Wayne Miller August 15, 2016 at 3:00 AM

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Mistakes are inevitable and occur throughout all industries, yet errors, such as sampling errors, made within the healthcare sector are particularly serious as they can directly affect a patient’s wellbeing. As demand for healthcare services continues to rise, it’s imperative that processes become more efficient in order to limit mistakes and increase staff productivity. There are also severe financial implications that arise due to poor sampling processes, as the costs of redraws, retesting and additional treatment are substantial.

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Topics: Healthcare, Barcodes, Printers, EMEA, labelling,

Why technology should play a central role in sample collection

Posted by Wayne Miller June 28, 2016 at 4:58 AM

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Despite best efforts, errors in taking samples from patients are difficult to fully eradicate. Wards are extremely busy places and a crisis can happen at any moment, diverting the attention of staff. Added to this are the difficulties associated with the handwritten labelling processes many hospitals still use. Illegibility can cause serious problems when it comes to patient identification and specimen collection, putting patient safety at risk and taking up valuable staff time.

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Topics: Healthcare, Printers, EMEA, Mobile Printing, Technology

5 Steps to Electronic Health Records

Posted by Wayne Miller October 14, 2015 at 5:51 AM

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The words ‘efficiency drive’ strike fear into the heart of any clinician who cares about their patients. But across Europe, an ageing population is costing health services more money – 80% of the care we need in our lives is required after we’re 65 – and budgets are shrinking rather than expanding. Fortunately many efficiency improvements can also improve patient outcomes – and one that can do just that is the electronic health record (EHR).

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Topics: Healthcare, EMEA