|5 Rights of Patient Safety|
Since 2003, improving the accuracy of patient identification has been number one on JCAHO's yearly list of National Patient Safety Goals. The use of bar code technology to replace inevitable human errors that occur with manual data entry not only increases the accuracy of patient identification, it improves regulatory compliance and reduces costly, sometimes fatal, medication errors. With instant access to reliable and accurate patient data, hospitals can protect themselves from the costly lawsuits and dangerous mistakes that happen all too often.
To contribute to efficient patient care, bar coded patient wristbands can be used to ensure accurate bedside medication verification, patient scheduling and billing, and as an added security check for mothers and their newborn babies;just to name a few. In addition to patient wristbands, thermal labels printed directly from each department are a cost effective solution for the patient's file folders, charts, order sheets, and specimen collections.
Bar coded patient information at all points of care ensures accurate delivery of the five rights: the right patient, the right drug, the right dose, at the right time, with the right method of administration.
DataRay's Positive Patient Identification (PPID) Solution features: