Electronic infant protection systems have, to date, been department-level solutions. A new generation of Wi-Fi technology, however, expands infant protection hospital-wide, presenting new opportunities. This white paper reviews the steps required for healthcare IT professionals to select, design and deploy a Wi-Fi Infant Protection solution, in cooperation with clinical and security peers.
Infant mix-ups in hospitals are an issue that occur at a surprisingly high rate,
but are preventable. With Zebra Technologies, hospitals now have the ability to seamlessly match mother / baby identification. Zebra has developed a series of mother/infant/birthing partner wristbands with matching security code features. These wristbands can be produced from identification coming from leading HCIS platforms. Other leading major HCIS vendors are actively incorporating this technology into their offerings.