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The Visible Value Blog

Welcome to a place where you can connect and learn.

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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HOW DO YOU ENSURE MEDICAL IMPLANT TRACEABILITY?

Posted by Marie-France Dequeker December 4, 2018 at 3:17 AM

Hospitals and clinics need to be able to efficiently trace medical implants in case of product recall.

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Topics: EMEA, Healthcare, Patient Safety, Mobility, Identification

IT’S CRITICAL THAT HOSPITAL PATIENTS GET THE RIGHT MEDICATION

Posted by Joanne Pearn November 26, 2018 at 3:06 PM

Excellent care with compassion.

That is Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s (LTH) motto.

To provide this excellent care, LTH needs to ensure the right items are getting to the right patient at its hospitals.

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Topics: EMEA, Healthcare, Patient Safety, Wristbands, Printers, Identification

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: EMEA, Healthcare, Barcodes, Patient Identification

Connecting the right patient to the right care

Posted by David Stain November 14, 2017 at 3:38 AM

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There is simply no room for error in hospitals when it comes to patient ID. It is vital that medical staff match records, medication, specimens and more to the right patient.

RELYING ON ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES

Recognising this, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) has deployed Zebra HC100 Wristband Printers and Zebra Z-Band Ultrasoft Wristbands.And numerous other NHS Trusts across the UK have deployed or are trialling similar patient ID solutions from Zebra Technologies.

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Topics: EMEA, Patient Identification, Healthcare, HC100, Wristbands, scan4safety

Why Zebra for Android is the enterprise choice for mobile working

Posted by John Wyer August 3, 2017 at 7:01 AM

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The workforce mobility revolution is here to stay. And its beating heart is AndroidTM.

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Topics: Android, Mobility, Mx, Mobility DNA, Manufacturing, Warehousing, transport and logistics, Retail, Healthcare

Getting a big-picture vision of clinical mobility considerations

Posted by Zebra N. America May 30, 2017 at 8:00 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, Clinical Mobility, Mobility, North America

Mobile devices and the risk of healthcare-associated infections

Posted by Zebra N. America May 19, 2017 at 10:09 AM

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Mobile devices and handheld computers have made healthcare much more efficient in the past few years. It wasn’t that long ago that hospitals relied entirely on paper-based methods for recording, sharing and reporting data. Now, with the advent of EMRs, mobile devices are providing unprecedented access to patient data and providing secure channels for instant peer collaboration. But are they also presenting a new threat to patient health when it comes to healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). 

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Topics: Healthcare, Clinical Mobility, North America, Mobility

Who's next? Your cyber risk and what you can do

Posted by John Wyer May 17, 2017 at 9:04 AM

 

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Are you exposed to security risks? 

Security has never been a bigger priority.

As we’ve seen all too vividly of late, a cyberattack can cause major damage to reputation, customer trust, and, your bottom line. Outdated IT systems leave the door open for hackers and cyber criminals. And the mobile space could be the next target.

Enterprises need to be proactive to understand the security risk and take the appropriate proactive and defensive measures that protect your data, your devices and gives you peace of mind.

LifeGuard™ for Android™ is Zebra’s software security solution that extends the lifecycle of Zebra Android enterprise mobile computers. It adds years of OS security support to bring your devices into line with the enterprise hardware lifecycle, helping your business significantly lower total cost of ownership.

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Topics: Mobility, Security, Software, Healthcare, Manufacturing, T&L, Retail, Field Mobility, Warehousing

Event-driven Care Team Communications Can Help Nurses Focus on Critical Alerts

Posted by Zebra N. America May 1, 2017 at 8:00 AM

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Patient monitoring devices are literal lifesavers in the modern healthcare environment. From reporting changes in vital signs to signaling the end of an infusion or indicating a patient is trying to get out of bed, these monitoring devices provide critical visibility into the patient room when clinicians are busy elsewhere. 

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Topics: North America, Healthcare, Mobility

A New Facility Means a New Approach to Clinician Collaboration

Posted by Zebra N. America April 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM

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When one of the largest public hospital systems in the country opened a state-of-the-art, 2.8 million square-foot addition, making sure the nursing staff could remain in constant communication was a challenge. 

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Topics: North America, Healthcare, Mobility