MedTech Breakthrough, an independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global health and medical technology market, announced that Zebra Technologies Corporation was selected as the winner of the “Best Clinical Administration Hardware Device” award for its DS9908R-HD hybrid imager.
Labs and healthcare facilities can use the DS9908R-HD imager to safely scan and track 2D barcodes found on critical items, such as medications, blood, tissue and biopsy samples.
These identity solutions help ensure safety by accurately identifying patients, medications, specimens and hospital assets.
Also, the DS9908R-HD can read securPharm labels, which are used to protect patients from receiving counterfeit medications.
With the right disinfectants, medical workers can also wipe down the DS9908R-HD to ensure they are limiting the spread of infectious diseases in their facilities.
The DS9908R-HD offers a one-of-a-kind hybrid design and management tools to drive workflow efficiency.
The hybrid design enables seamless switching between handheld and hands-free scanning, allowing the technology to adapt to the desired workflow instead of forcing workers to adjust their processes to suit the technology.
This ensures specimens are dealt with in a timely fashion and prescriptions are filled quickly and accurately, thus increasing patient safety.
The healthcare-grade hybrid scanner also comes with a proven and reliable design increasing the scanner’s durability and dependability.
The DS9908R-HD offers an optional RFID model and further boosts staff efficiency by reading multiple RFID-tagged samples in one pass without line of sight.
Its high-density focus is purposely designed for the healthcare environment and ensures workers can read a variety of barcodes, including smaller high-density barcodes often found on microscope slides, medicine bottles and blood vials.
“Pharmacists and lab technicians often face daunting workloads, and we know that increasing efficiencies in their workflows directly results in improved patient outcomes,” said Chris Sullivan, Global Healthcare Practice lead, Zebra Technologies.
This year’s accolade marks Zebra’s third consecutive year receiving a MedTech Breakthrough Award.
In 2019, Zebra’s TC52-HC touch computer was awarded “Best Clinical Efficiency Solution.” In 2018, Zebra’s TC51-HC earned the “Best Overall mHealth Hardware Solution” award while its Lifeguard for Android security solution was recognized as “Best Healthcare Network Security Solution.”
“Streamlining workflow in pharmacies and labs, particularly labs that specialize in vital patient specimens like tissue and bloodwork, is an extremely important aspect of the healthcare industry as a whole,” said James Johnson, managing director, MedTech Breakthrough. “We congratulate Zebra Technologies for tackling the complex task of simplifying and streamlining workflow efficiency.”