Barcode Use in Healthcare Document Management Systems is Growing: Here are Some Things to Consider When Developing Barcode Technology for Medical Records Software
The use of barcodes in healthcare markets has been advocated going back to the 1970s. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has emphasized a high priority on using barcode technology to reduce medical errors for better patient safety. The technology has helped solve many human errors. For example, the US Department of Health and Human Services has stated the use of barcodes has reduced medication error rates by as much as 85 percent. To those in the barcode industry, it is well known that the technology helps improve workflow and efficiency. This is true across a myriad of industries, but in the medical field it can also help save lives. So, what do technical staff need to consider to ensure a successful implementation of barcode technology in their healthcare practice?
Article Credit To: Catherine Sea, Customer Service Manager, Dynamsoft