Labeling blood and other samples at the time they are collected improves patient safety
and helps prevent a host of problems related to misidentification — including many of
the estimated 160,900 adverse events that occur in U.S. hospitals annually because
of sample identification errors.1 There is a strong and growing body of evidence within
medical literature that creating specimen identification labels on demand at the patient
bedside with a mobile printer can significantly reduce errors. The Joint Commission’s
National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) for 2010 advocate the use of two patient-specific
identifiers, such as name and birthdate, whenever taking blood or other samples from
a patient, and to label the sample collection container in the presence of the patient.
Producing specimen labels at the patient bedside and encoding patient identification in
a barcode satisfies both The Joint Commission’s NPSG and Health Insurance Portability
and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements. T
Detecting and preventing errors that threaten patient safety is a closed-loop process that begins at the point of care, extends to independent laboratories, and then back to the caregiver. Sample identification and results reporting errors can lead to misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment with deadly consequences. A 2006 Wall Street Journal article reported that while malpractice claims for pathology errors are relatively low, they are the second most costly. In addition to creating a serious risk to patient safety, sample misidentification creates significant financial implications. Redraws, retesting and additional treatment that result from sample errors cost the healthcare industry an estimated
$200 million to $400 million per year.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 21, 2018
In a country often referred to as the business hub of the Middle East, bringing a new person into the world gave parents plenty to keep them busy. For each birth, parents were required to visit a number of different government agencies to collect the necessary legal documents such as a birth certificate and a national ID card.
But a new emphasis on 'Smart Government' aimed to transform the experience for the benefit of all citizens.
Up to 14% of medical records include inaccurate, potentially dangerous patient data as a direct result of failures in patient identification. Often, errors can be attributed to outdated manual processes, such as oral verification or written wristbands, which can impact the standard of care delivered.
In this white paper Zebra Technologies outlines the benefits of an automated barcode wristband solution, including insight into:
Reducing common Patient ID errors
The advantages of automated Patient ID processes over manual
The best automated barcoding options
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
Kevin Ashton founded the Auto-ID Center at
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and
has done pioneering work in radio-frequency
identification and sensor technology.
Ashton is known for coining the term “the
Internet of Things” to describe a system where
the Internet is connected to the physical world
via ubiquitous sensors. In 2015, he spoke at a
European customer service conference and
noted that field service management is the
first industry being transformed by IoT.
Some people in the industry have noted that
the entire IoT concept came from trying to
solve field service problems in 1999. IoT’s
origin story lies in field service management.
Clearly, field service management and IoT are
deeply intertwined. But how are the changes
being implemented? And how can you
benefit from them?
Live migration is essential for a dynamic data center environment. But until now, it's been impossible between different generations of processors. Intel IT and End User Platform Integration have done so successfully with Intel® Virtualization Technology FlexMigration. This white paper explains how.
Download this white paper now and learn high level definitions, opportunity identification, and future potentials for: Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Anytime, Anywhere Availability, Mobile Devices, Web 2.0, and Report Cards or Balanced Scorecards as a Business Intelligence (BI) capability.
Detecting and preventing errors that threaten patient safety is a closed-loop process that begins at the point of care, extends to independent laboratories, and then back to the caregiver. Download to learn more!
Maximizing patient safety and improving the quality of care is the ultimate goal for healthcare providers. Doing so requires staying within regulatory compliance, while also advancing staff retention and meeting fiscal constraints. Barcode technologies provide a “virtual voice” to patients, applications and workflows. Barcoding accomplishes this by laying a solid foundation for enhancing patient identification, providing visibility into medical practices, and driving efficiencies throughout healthcare applications, and is an integral part of electronic medical record (EMR) adoption. Download to learn more!
In this report you will learn how today's WCM platforms are fusing the best marketing automation practices with content management, allowing marketers to leverage content in new and innovative ways. Discover 10 of the top capabilities you should be considering for your website.
A zero-day threat is a vulnerability that becomes known to the vendor on the same day it becomes known to the public, meaning IT assets targeted by a zero-day threat won't have a patch available when it's needed. However, zero-day attacks operate in a realm of the probable - they work only because there are exploitable vulnerabilities within IT systems. Many of these can, and should be prevented.
This guide describes why organizations are vulnerable to zero-day attacks, and what you can do to add a zero-day offense to your existing vulnerability management processes to protect your organization's assets and data.
Everyone expects wireless mobility that provides a high quality experience – but delivering that from arrival to departure in your transportation system is highly complex. Customers want the mobile services that make their life easier such as personalized promotions and navigation guides. Operators want to be able to handle more people, making the customer journey as secure and comfortable as possible, while reducing cost and risk. And all of this depends on the network.
The Economist Intelligence Unit examines the lessons learned from the current financial crisis, and proposes ten practical lessons that could help to address perceived weaknesses in risk identification, assessment and management.
Dedication to Lean requires a focus on change, the identification of areas of improvement across the enterprise and a commitment to monitor continuously. The real challenge to Lean, however, requires this first change, a shift in the culture.
IBM Security Trusteer solutions provide a layered security approach that can help overcome the pitfalls of two-factor authentication. They can help identify the root cause of malware and phishing attacks, defend against identity theft and thwart the evolving tactics of today’s fraudsters.
This white paper discusses the conditions that have created the need for pattern matching techniques, the identification and creation of patterns, the Calibre Pattern Matching process, and the benefits derived from its use.
Published By: Iovation
Published Date: Sep 25, 2009
Online businesses today face a daunting battle in combatting online fraud and abuse. Existing identity-based and credit risk scoring systems are being challenged by fraudsters and fraud rings. They capitalize on cheap identities they use to repeatedly target a business or industry. Using device identification to establish device reputations and expose repeat offenders and fraud rings changes everything.
Published By: Tripwire
Published Date: Mar 31, 2009
HIPAA requires businesses that handle personal health information (PHI) to set up strong controls to ensure the security and integrity of that information. Learn how Tripwire Enterprise helps meet the detailed technical requirements of HIPAA and delivers continuous compliance.
Published By: Tripwire
Published Date: Mar 31, 2009
How do organizations pass their PCI DSS audits yet still suffer security breaches? Paying attention to PCI DSS checklists only partially secures the cardholder environment. Learn the next steps for fully securing your data.
Extended Validation SSL delivers the acknowledged industry standard for the highest level of online identity assurance processes for SSL certificate issuance. Find out how the EV standard increases the visibility of authentication status through the use of a green address bar in the latest high security web browsers.
Moving to C++ presents opportunities for higher programmer productivity. The requirements of embedded systems, however, demand that the adoption of C++ be carefully measured for the performance impact of run-time costs present in C++, but not in C. This talk suggests strategies for developers who are starting their acquaintance with C++.