Zebra has signed a new three-year full product line agreement with MedAssets Supply Chain Systems. The full line agreement makes Zebra’s bar code, card and RFID printers as well as its supplies and service agreements available to MedAssets’ customers for a wide range of identification, tracking and access control applications.
“Increasing patient safety is among the highest priorities in healthcare today,” said Nadia LaFlam, director of administrative services at MedAssets Supply Chain Systems. “The various tools Zebra offers will help our customers improve the safety and efficiency of delivering quality healthcare. Having such effective information technology in place is key to achieving this tremendously important goal.”
According to The Institute of Medicine, medical errors cause up to 98,000 deaths annually in the United States alone. Bar coding has been shown to substantially reduce costly and dangerous medical errors, increasing patient safety while improving operations. Zebra’s bar coded wristbands, unit-dose pharmacy labeling, and employee badge solutions help enable patient safety improvements at the bedside, as well as throughout the hospital with its patient registration/identification, medication labeling, lab specimen collection, radiology film labeling and surgical instrument tracking solutions.
“Improving patient safety is critical in healthcare. Provider organizations must do everything they can to reduce medical errors. Fortunately, proven information technology is available to help providers combat medical errors,” said David Crist, vice president of sales at Zebra Technologies. “Zebra is committed to working with MedAssets and its customers to deliver numerous bar coding and RFID solutions to improve patient safety and enhance hospital productivity.”
Zebra is a leading manufacturer of specialty thermal printing solutions including wireless, mobile, and high-volume label, wristband and plastic card printers designed to meet the needs of the healthcare market. Zebra also offers printing supplies, including highly durable, ready-to-print Z-Band Direct wristbands for accurate patient identification, winner of the 2004 Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership of the Year Award in the field of medical informatics.
Zebra Technologies Corp. delivers innovative and reliable on-demand printing solutions for business improvement and security applications in 100 countries around the world. More than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use Zebra-brand printers. A broad range of applications benefit from Zebra-brand thermal bar code, “smart” label, receipt and card printers, resulting in enhanced security, increased productivity, improved quality, lower costs and better customer service. The company has sold more than four million printers, including RFID printer/encoders and wireless mobile solutions, and also offers software, connectivity solutions and printing supplies.