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Barcoding Technology

BarcodesNew patient identification bands were recently implemented at SJMHS. The new ID bands have a bar code included as part of the identifying information. Bar code scanning is currently used during blood glucose testing to match results with the patient’s medical record. This is an added safety feature that eliminates entering in the medical record number by hand and perhaps making a mistake in data entry. This is just the first step in moving toward bar coding technology for medication administration.

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