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Zebra MotionWorks Asset

Imagine the advantages of knowing where your assets and inventory are located within your business at all times. No more searching for equipment or looking for stock/supplies you ‘think’ are located in location x, y or z. It’s time to stop searching and start tracking. By introducing Zebra Motionworks Asset to your business, you can gain a competitive edge, make smarter, faster decisions all whilst improving your bottom line. Zebra MotionWorks sense the location of assets and inventory automatically, helping to improve the safety of workers and streamline production time.

Zebra MotionWorks not only tracks all the important resources within your workplace it also provides you with actionable insights delivered from measurable, real-time data. By pinpointing asset location, status and motion, you can increase control, minimise downtime and maximise performance.

Let’s look at the benefits of MotionWorks in Healthcare

Every day, nurses and care givers need access to high-value and high-usage medical equipment to support their clinical tasks. The ability for them to have quick access to the right medical equipment – IV pumps, ventilators, oxygen cylinders – is vital to ensure that the right procedure is carried out and that the utmost quality of patient care is delivered.

With healthcare staff constantly on the move and the vital need to react to dynamic shifts, medical equipment is often borrowed from one department to another, and quite often not returned to its original storage area. Missing and misplaced equipment can have considerable impacts on patient outcomes, in delaying procedures and treatments, leading to bed blockages and delays in patient discharge.

The process of monitoring, tracking and locating high-value and high-usage medical equipment can be a challenging task for healthcare providers to manage. From getting lost, misplaced or even stolen amid day-to-day use, missing equipment is an issue that plagues all healthcare facilities in some form or fashion. With the Zebra MotionWorks Healthcare Medical Equipment Tracking solution, healthcare staff receive real-time visibility on the location and status of critical medical assets. It helps to considerably reduce time wasted searching for misplaced equipment when nurses should focus their attention on patient care

From a financial aspect, MotionWorks Healthcare Medical Equipment Tracking can simplify inventory management processes to help eliminate unnecessary costs from re-stocking misplaced or lost equipment, and reduce waste. This business intelligence tool powered by Zebra’s real-time location technology tracks equipment throughout all areas of the facility and sends alerts when a device leaves its designated zone

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Prevent Errors With Point Of Care Labelling

Labelling blood and other samples at the time they are collected improves patient safety and helps prevent a host of problems related to misidentification. Misidentified specimen samples create a serious risk to patient safety and can result in misdiagnosis or incorrect treatment. With Zebra’s mobile devices and printers, healthcare workers can print labels at the point of care and perform a three-point check that confirms the links between specimen collection order, the patient wristband and the labelled container.

Improve Patient Safety
Zebra’s specimen collection solutions allow staff to positively identify patients and ensure specimens and results are accurately recorded in the medical record.

Identify, Track and Manage
Handheld computers allow everyone from nurses to lab technicians to scan and print barcodes for accurate specimen tracking and analysis.

Access Information Quickly Test results are logged promptly, providing doctors with accurate data for informed decisions and timely treatment.

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Saving time, money and mistakes with UDI

Patient safety is the top priority for every healthcare provider.  To help healthcare providers track and trace all medical devices, manufacturers are now required to apply Unique Device Identification (UDI) to all medical devices from the point of production, during shipment, through the product’s use and finally, to its disposal.   Although this is predominantly a safety feature, it has the ability to do so much more.

The data from the UDI allows the manufacturer to store information such as the manufacturer, model, version, serial number and use by date.  All of this information can be scanned in an instant and uploaded to the healthcare providers Enterprise Resource Program (ERP).  Not only does this save time but a barcode scanner has an error rate of 1 in 10,000,000 characters scanned compared to that of manual data entry which is 1 in 300.

Time spent with the patient is crucial so paired with the appropriate software, the healthcare provider can streamline processes to ensure time isn’t wasted inputting data.  The data derived from the UDI can be used to optimise inventory management.  This can enable the healthcare provider to implement the first in, first out rule, reduce waste, ensure accurate stock levels and maintain traceability to ease the task of preparing for audits.

The use of the UDI can help to ensure incorrect or expired devices are not used.  In the case of recalls, the healthcare provider can quickly establish the location of the medical device and remove it without negatively impacting at the point of care.  Faulty medical supplies/devices can be highlighted, located and pulled from the supply chain.

When laser marking is added within the hospitals sterile services department an UDI can be applied to surgical devices allowing it to be traced and tracked throughout the entire cleaning, packing and disinfection process in the hospital decontamination unit.  The laser marking process does not affect the passive protective layer of the instrument and can be used on stainless steel, adonised aluminium, titanium and plastic.

Linked below is a case study of the successful implementation of UDI using Datalogic Laser Marking System within NHS Tayside Central Decontamination Unit – Datalogic Case Study.

Not all scanners are created equally, contact Sciamed now to discuss your current scanner and software package and see how you can incorporate the advantages of UDI to your business.