Tracking and Identification in Healthcare – Prevention Is Better Than Cure

In this day and age, Hospitals, GPs and Healthcare organisations are under increasing pressure to provide accurate diagnosis and care to its patients.  Connecting the right patient to the right care is often critical for the patient’s well-being.

Technologies have become essential in the running of healthcare operations. Barcoding, Labelling and Wristbanding have become essential not only to track assets, but provide protection, prevention and security for patients, staff and medication.

How does it all work?

Patient Identity Tracking
From the moment a patient walks into a Hospital, visits a GP or Healthcare establishment, identification management is essential for tracking and servicing the patient. Using a variety of applications through barcoding or QR codes on patient wristbanding or medical notes to identify important data or track medication, labelling medical records and more, accurate data is required on the patient at all times.

Healthcare Asset Recording
From barcode labelling for bloods and specimens to tracking of theatre equipment and even patient wheelchairs, identification is essential for the productivity and efficiency of the medical profession.

Staff Flexibility
Barcoding and labelling of staff activity is essential throughout the healthcare chain, it provides better communication, simplified workflows, leading to increased operation efficiency. Allowing secure communication and collaboration of patient information to provide the highest level of care.

Prescription Administration
Traditional tracking of drug administration is time consuming and is followed by a great opportunities for error. Barcode labelling of medication provides traceability and allows accurate dispensing to the unit-dosage level and audit supplies. Having systems in place allows an audit trail of dosage through caregivers and reduces paperwork surrounding prescriptions for healthcare professionals and pharmacies.

BIXOLON Healthcare Printing and Consumable Solutions

BIXOLON offers a range of Barcode, Label and Media technologies designed for healthcare, including barcode and label desktop and mobile label printers, linerless labelling, wristband printers and media, RFID label tracking and more to assist the smooth running of a healthcare facility.

Key Product Highlights

SLP-TX400R –Barcode Label Printer with RFID Data Encoding Functions
4-inch (116mm) Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer label printer which prints high speed graphics, 1D/2D barcodes and text while embedding EPC code including (numbers, unique ID information) onto a UHF RFID label, ideal for highly confidential patient data and asset tracking.

SLP-TX220 – Barcode Label Printer
2-inch (60mm) slim line Thermal Transfer printer with optional Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, ideal for a range of applications from medical note labelling or patient wristband printing directly from a chosen smart device.

SPP-L3000 – Mobile Label Printer
3-inch (80mm) semi-industrial mobile label printer supporting high connectivity printing labels directly from tablets and smart devices. Ideal for patient tracking, specimen tracking or prescription administration.

Printing Consumables
To complement its printing range, BIXOLON offers a portfolio of printing solutions including B-linerless labelling (permanent and re-stick linerless label solutions) for prescription labelling, asset tracking, data management. Alongside B-band wristbanding producing printable wristbands available in B-band Lux (Nylon material) or B-band flex (Polypropylene material) which can be used for a patient identification and tracking.

For more information on BIXOLON’s Healthcare printing and media solutions, visit or contact the team.

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