Barcode technology means patient location can now be tracked in near real-time at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, its associate director of commercial and procurement has told Digital Health News.
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The largest of the Scan4Safety demonstrator sites is to link information from barcodes to its electronic patient record (EPR) and patient administration system (PAS).
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The humble barcode has been ubiquitous in retail for decades. Now the NHS is trying to use the technology to track faulty devices and improve patient safety.
This week’s industry round-up includes news of IT go-lives from NHS Wales, McKesson and TPP.
Six NHS hospital trusts have been named as demonstrator sites for the use of GS1 standards and will share £12 million in funding from the Department of Health.
This week’s industry round-up includes the news that all trusts are now members of GS1 UK and some interesting wins for UK companies abroad.
Close to 100% of NHS organisations have adopted GS1 standards for coding supplies into the NHS.
A baby identification system that uses mobile technology has been launched in the UK.
Several major hospitals are failing to generate and print standardised wristbands for their patients.
A review of the impact of a report calling for the wider use of coding and tracking technologies in the NHS has concluded that “overall progress has been a little slower than expected.”