In the healthcare sector, barcodes are a key part of the total information system. Barcodes help identify patients, medication and materials, which reduces errors and improves accuracy and efficiency. Recently, display solutions have also supported these vital medical processes.
Healthcare organizations are constantly striving to provide high-quality patient care despite workforce shortages, limited budgets, tight federal regulations and the constant threat of litigation. Opticon provides simple solutions that help automate administrative tasks that require data entry, which helps employees maximize productivity and maintain high-quality patient care.
Telecommunication and IT are rapidly converging in the medical sector. Time registration, digital photos and the Electronic Health Record (EHR) are all areas of development. An important issue concerning the EHR is patient privacy and medical records accuracy.
Opticon products are commonly used in the healthcare environment to create optimized solutions for hospitals, blood banks, pharmacies, residential care facilities and home care organizations.
Hospitals and other long-term care facilities need fully integrated systems to provide their patients with the care and service they need. From patient registration to administering the right treatment, any mistakes or inaccuracies can have significant negative consequences for both patients and care professionals.
Optimize Time Management
To provide good patient care, a large percentage of the healthcare budget is spent on labor. But, healthcare professionals frequently need to perform time-consuming administrative tasks, which reduces the amount of time available for patient care. Maximizing the efficiency of administrative tasks increases the amount of time that can be spent providing quality patient care.
Opticon offers a range of products to help healthcare professionals gather, manage and secure data. Opticon’s barcode scanners and room signage solutions reduce errors and improve efficiency in the hospital environment:
1. Patient registration: Healthcare professionals can use barcode scanners to easily and accurately read barcodes on patient badges and wristbands. These barcodes contain all the necessary patient treatment information for the medical staff.
2. Patient records: Barcodes included with medical records contain information to help the medical staff verify that the medical record belongs to the correct patient. Accurately managing patient information prevents patient mix-ups and tracks patient check-in and check-out. In addition to barcode information, room signage lets you access patient information at the right location.
3. Medication: Barcodes are also included on medication. The medical professional can scan the medication and the patient wristband to immediately update the patient's medical record.
Home-based care organizations face extremely complex workforce situations. Mobile employees work outside the office, which makes it a challenging environment to provide them with the necessary information, equipment and medication.
Barcode scanning is a crucial part of the automation process for providing community care. Easy-to-use, reliable mobile data collectors can create complete patient reports for fast and easy upload to the host system. This process saves time and provides an "audit trail" for home-based care.
Opticon offers a full line of portable data collectors. These innovative products range from single-button devices to devices with a numeric keypad and Bluetooth wireless communication. These small, lightweight, ergonomic devices are designed to be portable, so you can take them anywhere. The scanner reads and saves the information and works with the current electronic health systems to improve efficiency and reduce the amount of time spent on administrative tasks. Opticon creates complete registration solutions and wireless communication networks (if necessary).
The Opticon OPN series is the smallest companion barcode scanner on the market. This mini-scanner weighs only 28 grams (1 ounce), including the rechargeable battery and comes with a real-time clock, which makes it ideal for identifying activities that need a date and time stamp.
Pharmacies are responsible for correctly distributing medication; therefore, medication administration is a crucial task. To make sure the right patient receives the right medication, pharmacies use barcodes.
Check, Check, Check
Every pharmacy checks all medication three times before giving it to a customer. When the medication is taken from stock, a label with a barcode is placed on both the recipe and the medication packaging to ensure the dosage is correct. Then, the barcodes are scanned to make sure that the correct medication is issued to the right customer. Finally, both the prescription and the drug are scanned again to make sure the right customer physically receives the correct medication.
Accurate and Secure
Pharmacies are now responsible for providing treatment innovations such as drug compounding and custom combinations. Accurately tracking these processes is crucial; there is no room for error. The right medication needs to be delivered to the right person, at the right time. Opticon products offer accurate, fast and secure data collection to ensure that the correct data is available at any time during the process.
With the introduction of the bp loyalty programme (customer card programme) at that time, a scanner that can read from the smartphone was necessary. Therefore, the corporate headquarters made an internal recommendation for the OPI-3601, which was then introduced at the Austrian stations. Since the OPH-1005 was already in use for ongoing inventory work, especially at the end of the year and at bistro stations, the changeover to the checkout scanner was very easy. The OPI-3601 is particularly interesting for our stations because of its compact design, ergonomic handling and its ability to read both 1D and 2D barcodes - even from the customer’s smartphone display.
As the ESL software is freely available, we were able to program and test the entire connection ourselves. In case of problems, however, we still had the exemplary support of Opticon Sensoren. We are very satisfied with the current version of the software and the use of the displays in everyday life.
The main reason for switching to the Opticon M-10 scanner was its ability to read a wide variety of barcodes directly from the smartphone display, while being presented in a customer-friendly and easily accessible way in our stores. Our customers can use the M-10 to easily scan their loyalty card, as well as discount coupons, quickly and easily from their smartphone. The M-10 can also be used universally via USB (similar to a keyboard). The quick availability, especially during the Corona phase, and the possibility to test the device have further strengthened the decision for the M-10 scanner.
With the H-31, we wanted to create a solution that works online without having to programme a stand-alone app for it and immediately acts live in the data stock and can thus do without synchronisation. Opticon stands for functionality and adaptability. The quick adaptability of the development department to find a solution in order to be able to work target-oriented with the product was very helpful.
The ESL from Opticon and the OPAL's ESL software have made work processes simpler, faster and more secure. By implementing the OPAL's ESL software and the ESLs from Opticon, a high level of time savings and professional process optimization of workflows have been achieved.
Due to the good cooperation with Opticon, we managed to deliver an outstanding solution for mobile ordering applications. We combined Opticon's innovative hardware platform with Sensational's Software design expertise to offer our customers the complete package.
Opticon’s ESL solution changes our prices in minutes; it reduced our manual process drastically.
The Opticon UK-team is a very enthusiastic team to work with, and their level of professionalism exceed my expectations. A pleasure to deal with, every time!
Partnering with Opticon for over 20 years, proving to be a reliable business partner. Opticon has a wide range of top quality products to complement many of our solutions. With a fresh approach to AutoID, constantly evolving to create new opportunities. All backed up by outstanding tech support, enabling us to keep customers happy and business growing.
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