Article | December 18, 2012

Using Healthcare Data Capture Solutions To Improve Patient Care

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In the healthcare industry, fast, accurate data capture is crucial to improving patient care. Scanners used by healthcare professionals should not only be simple to operate, ergonomic, and efficient, but they must also meet strict standards for cleaning and disinfectant to aid organizations in the prevention of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs). Imagers are needed everywhere in healthcare for a variety of functions, from check-in locations to nurses’ station to mobile carts providing bedside care. This article will provide some insight into how VARs can help their customers decide which scanners are right for their medical organizations.

Value-Added Resellers operating in the healthcare industry should make sure they are first offering scanners that are rugged enough to withstand the intense daily usage that comes with healthcare applications. Devices in healthcare will often be subjected to a number of harsh cleaners and disinfectants and must be able to withstand the effect of these chemicals, but devices can also be dropped and bumped so those circumstances must be taken into consideration as well.

Scanners are also a major investment and companies want to invest in a scanner that will last for years. Imagers that can scan both 1D and 2D barcode symbologies from traditional surfaces as well as LCD monitors, cell phone screens, and other mobile devices will play a key role in the mobilization of healthcare technology over the next several years.

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