Hamad Medical Corporation rolls out Zebra for patient ID
Zebra print solutions helping HMC to manage patient identification
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) the principal public healthcare provider for the State of Qatar, has signed Zebra Technologies Corporation to provide its print technology for patient identification management.
The Zebra solutions will be deployed at eight hospitals under the HMC, to enhance patient identification, through labelling and wristbands, including pathology and pharmacy.
HMC is helping its hospital staff ensure they can match the right patient with the right sample or drug. Providing clear identification in both human readable form and in barcodes (1D or 2D) is an important part of HMC's future state workflow design. Patients are accurately identified throughout their hospital stay and enable immediate access to critical patient information from admission right to the patient's bedside and across all hospital departments.
Paul Charnley, assistant chief HICT - Strategic Programmes Health Information and Communications Technology, Hamad Medical Corporation commented: "Zebra Technologies has served as a trusted advisor to help us provide optimal patient care. For example, we are now printing on super soft wristbands for the tiny infants being cared for in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. We have ordered Zebra equipment for four of our eight hospitals and anticipate completing the rest of the project by the end of 2015. We plan to use Zebra as we open new hospitals in 2016 and beyond."
Franck Riout, vertical marketing manager healthcare, EMEA, Zebra Technologies added: "Patient-centred care and safety is every hospital's number one priority and accurate patient identification is fundamental to achieving this. Zebra is partnering with Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar to deliver a better patient experience, through better access to information whilst helping to meet the quality and patient safety standards demanded by international industry regulators. It's all about making hospitals safer, more efficient and more productive."