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Durability, Flexibility and Convenience: Finding the Right PPID Solution

Posted by Zebra N. America

November 7, 2016 at 8:00 AM


Positive patient ID (PPID) solutions allow healthcare facilities to improve the quality of patient care at every step in the healthcare process from admission to discharge. From helping to prevent medication administration errors to ensuring patient specimens are accurately tracked and processed from collection to the laboratory to results in a physician’s hands, PPID is a powerful tool for improving patient safety. 

In order to be effective, a PPID solution must deliver a few key features:

  • It must be easy to use at the point of care
  • It must integrate with hospital IT systems
  • It must meet the patient ID guidelines of the American Hospital Association, the Joint Commission and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

But, at a basic functional level, a PPID solution must create durable IDs that can withstand the rigors of the healthcare environment. Barcodes on patient wristbands have to be easily readable after repeated exposure to hand sanitizers, water, soaps, foams, alcohols and other common solvents.

That’s what makes the Zebra HC100™ Patient I.D. Solution such a popular choice with healthcare facilities. The all-in-one solution combines a reliable HC100 thermal printer with easy-to-load cartridges containing the only healthcare wristbands on the market with an antimicrobial coating—Zebra’s Z-Band® wristbands.

The HC100 Patient I.D. Solution delivers wireless connectivity, one- and two-dimensional barcode symbologies, a small footprint, and it’s remarkably easy to create durable wristbands that remain scannable for longer than the average patient stay.

Download the HC100 Patient I.D. Solution data sheet today to learn more.

Topics: North America, Healthcare, Patient Identification, Barcodes