It’s important for the patients and the hospitals. About 15 years ago there were three quarters of a million Adverse drug event(ADE) reports. With the advent of many EHR and barcode medication administration systems-that number is decreasing everyday.
We need to continue the push:
- Patients who experienced adverse drug events (ADEs) were hospitalized an average of 8 to 12 days longer than patients who did not suffer ADEs, and their hospitalization cost $16,000 to $24,000 more.
- Anywhere from 28 percent to 95 percent of ADEs can be prevented by reducing medication errors through computerized monitoring systems.
- Computerized medication order entry has the potential to prevent an estimated 84 percent of dose, frequency, and route errors.
- Hospitals can save as much as $500,000 annually in direct costs by using computerized systems.
TCG was the first company to work with OEM’s in the development of healthcare plastic and FIPS 140-2 secure barcode scanners. We are the original. Let us recommend the best BCMA Scanner for your Health Information Systems such as: AllScripts (Eclypsis), Epic, Cerner, CPIS, McKesson, Meditech, and Siemens.
BCMA Barcode scanner at point of care
Don’t ever grab the wrong sample or specimen labels from the networked laser printer again. Zebra’s QLn Series Healthcare printers are small and light enough
to be easily carried on a belt clip or mobile medication cart and deliver labels at the point
of care. This saves time and money and improves the patient experience, not to mention-patient safety.
In addition, we recently added FIPS 140-2 to enhance wireless security on these devices.
Zebra QLN Healthcare Mobile Printers
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The purpose of the field report is to pass on relevant information about the performance of the product and why users misinterpret a bad battery for a broken device.
The use case is the Intermec CN70 in storage facilities tracking assets since 2012. These devices are operated by both a permanent and a temporary work force.
The initial feedback on the devices was very positive. Over time the users started to complain about the Cn70 units failing. These reports were only occurring in facilities that had an extremely high usage of the devices. Most of these complaints were unexpected shut down or black screens on the units. The spreading issue was being blamed of faulty devices.
A common theme when the root cause isn’t understood or the expectations are beyond what the device is capable of providing is the users blamed the device, when the issue is with aging batteries. High use sites rotate or hot swap batteries and similar symptoms were being seen across the facility. The batteries had been in service for 3-5 years. Upon further investigation the battery diagnostic utility on the units wasn’t being used to determine the health state of the battery Users only relied on the charge indicator and if it was above 50%. This status bar was misleading them into thinking a battery was preforming optimally when in fact it was not capable of holding a charge.
By implementing a battery replacement schedule these issues can be avoided. Most batteries will perform well for a period of 2 years under normal use conditions. However extreme use cases can deplete batteries after a year. It’s important to understand the use conditions and to monitor the health of your batteries.
For more information on this topic please reach out to Sale@TCGbarcode.com
As we head into this summer season, we thought it would be a good time to let all our valued customers know TCG continues to hold top partner levels with both Zebra and Honeywell. We are a premier partner for both of these OEMS.
What does that mean?
It means we only purchase product direct from the factory or from one of the three certified Distributors. It means we are trained and certified to support all the products we sell. We will not just send you off to a factory help desk should you have any problems. We maintain a brick and mortar building and not just a webstore. It’s means the product we sell will have legitimate serial numbers recognized by the OEM warranty system.
Why is this important?
There are several companies distributing Honeywell and Zebra product that are not authorized to do so. This is called gray market. This grey market product is sold directly from their webstore and through 3rd party resale sites.
The origin of this product did not come from an authorized USA distributor and may not be covered by any type of OEM warranty or support.
What are gray market items?
The “gray market” is made up of genuine goods sold through unauthorized channels in direct competition with USA authorized distributors. Because gray market items are sold by companies who are not authorized by the manufacturer to sell their products, gray market items do not have any warranty coverage. Some of this product may also be new, old stock that is legitimately excessed by the original purchasers.
If you suspect you received gray market items, please contact us as soon as possible with a serial number of the product. We can help trace the origins of the product and help you the best we can.
Zebra Premier Partner
Honeywell Platinum Partner
When using barcode scanners in a healthcare facility, cleaning a scanner that is constantly handled should be part of your process. Cleaning is the necessary first step of any sterilization or disinfection process. Our top suppliers have scanners with housings that are made just for that environment. Here is how we helped them develop that technology and the recommended cleaning process. It also lists the appropriate cleaning agents. Please let us know how we can help your healthcare facility.
For immediate release: Upperco, MD
In conjunction with SEWP contractor, Bluetech; TCG recently completed delivery for Zebra MC67’s for use with the Integrated Logistics Management System (ILMS). ILMS enhances capabilities for diplomatic mail services, system support to DOS procurement inventory and warehouse management and overall asset management. The work will increase supply chain efficiencies for the department and provide greater visibility into the delivery of goods and services to Americans worldwide.
“TCG is a quality-oriented supplier to the Department of State and we are proud of our premier level performance for Zebra Technologies.” said Brian Czawlytko, partner at TCG. Tim Myers, Government Sales Manager added, “This custom Zebra MC67 brought some inherent features to the table that other mobile devices in that category did not have.” Myers continued, “The units are supplied with a complete line of accessories and warranty to get the most functionality out of each and every device.”
TCG barcode, located in Maryland, prides itself on its’ customer service. Customer satisfaction is our ultimate goal. We strive to build strong, lasting relationships that are based on trust and honest communication. Over the past 30 years, TCG has developed relationships with many top manufacturers, prime integrators, and independent software vendors. This means we have all the solutions you need in one place. By partnering with the most reputable companies in the industry we are able to provide outstanding total value solutions.
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The Honeywell Xenon™ 1902g-bf area-imager scanner is Honeywell’s latest barcode scanner powered by super-capacitors – eliminating the battery for a green, environmentally friendly scanner. This powerhouse solution is capable of scanning over 450 barcodes on a single charge, and can be recharged in less than 60 seconds via a powered USB port.
Powerful, Battery-Free Scanning
When fully charged, typically scans over 450 UPC/EAN codes without the need for recharging – enough to check out at least 25 customers during peak periods.
Advanced Super-Capacitor Technology
Super-capacitors hold their charge for hours when fully charged. So operators who forget to place the scanner in the charger prior to break won’t impact operations upon return.
Configurable, Convenient Low-Battery Alerts
Two configurable recharge alerts remind you to place the scanner back into the base for charging – and can be set to trigger at different levels of discharge and urgency.
Fully charges in under two minutes with a simple USB connection, and under 30 seconds when a powered USB or external power supply is used.
Completely out of power? Just place the scanner in the base. In less than 20 seconds, the LED will flash to notify you that there is sufficient power to support over 100 scans.
TCG will be proudly displaying it’s products at the Business to Government Joint Base Expo in Hampton, VA . The Hampton Roads area is home to one of the world’s largest populations of military personnel, with approximately 83,000 active duty military personnel. Hampton Roads is home to the largest Naval base in the world and the only NATO command on U.S. soil. For more information about this free show, lecture, and roundtable event see: http://ttexpojble2017.org/
7am Early Registration with Complimentary beverage & pastry service • 8:00am – 4:00pm Conference Sessions
The Ultimate in Performance, Innovation and Manageability
Only the DS8100 Series combines the power of an 800 MHz microprocessor, a high-resolution megapixel sensor and Zebra’s exclusive PRZM technology. With this unique combination of hardware and advanced algorithms, the DS8100 Series instantly captures the most problematic barcodes—including dense, poorly-printed, crinkled, faded, distorted, dirty or damaged as well as electronic barcodes on dimly-lit displays. Includes a battery gauge indicator and FIPS 140-2 secure encryption standard on all models.
Give us a call at 410-239-6808 or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org to see how the DS8100 series can transform your business.
***Also available in Healthcare plastics***
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Due to the winter storm Stella, TCG offices will be closed Tuesday 3/14/2017.
TCG employees will be operating remotely. Phones and email will be forwarded. Response delays are to be expected during this winter event.