Close the loop of patient safety through barcoding

Keep patients safe and avoid rising costs through barcode labeling

When it comes to healthcare priorities, patient safety is number one. For patients, knowing that they are receiving the right care, in the right way, based on the right information is top of mind. With redraws, retesting and additional treatment resulting from sample errors costing the healthcare industry an estimated $200 million to $400 million per year, having the right systems in place can keep both healthcare providers and patients happy.

As a laboratory sample management tool, barcoding can be the answer to the sample misidentification question. In this expert paper Zebra Technologies explains:

  • Why labeling is the secret weapon for accurate sample identification

  • How bedside labeling can virtually eliminate mislabeling and the associated cost of resampling

  • How different sampling types could need unique labeling solutions