Wristband Formatting Best Practices: Key Considerations for Improving Patient CareOctober 11, 2011 No Comments
As the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) spurs the widespread adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems at hospitals nationwide, bar code-based systems, such as patient wristbands, have proven to be an excellent way for medical centers to improve the safety and quality of care while meeting industry mandates. To gain the most benefit, the information provided on the wristband must afford easy readability, and deliver the right information in the right way.
Like any technology or process, following proven best practices helps ensure a smooth transition to
deployment and beyond. The purpose of this white paper is to help launch the right wristband system with the right format. The result is improved efficiency and quality of care — productivity increases, there are fewer chances for errors, and nurses can provide more focused attention to their patients.