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Tuesday, 22 February 2011
From barcode medication administration to bedside specimen collection, Zebra and Honeywell work together to make mobility a priority

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zebra Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: ZBRA), a global leader in specialty printing and automatic identification solutions, will showcase an array of bar code and mobile printing solutions for healthcare this week at HIMSS 2011 (booth #5449). Zebra’s healthcare solutions play a critical role in reducing medical errors, minimizing the risk for mislabeled specimen samples, improving patient safety and supporting the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals.

“Ensuring the five rights of the patient is a priority when it comes to providing innovative solutions to the healthcare industry,” said Kathie Trotter, industry development manager at Zebra Technologies. “Our role in preventing medical errors is an important one, and we continue to develop products that allow nurses and doctors to deliver the best patient care possible. Mobile printing and scanning at bedside is an efficient and invaluable part of that solution.”

This week Zebra is showcasing several of its healthcare bar code and printing applications that can be easily implemented including the HC100, QL220 Plus and IQ Color Thermal labels, among others. Features for these printers include:

  • QL220 Plus – A lightweight direct thermal printer specially designed for complex mobile printing applications, especially suitable for bedside specimen labeling.
  • HC100 – The first cartridge-based patient I.D. printer solution that uses Zebra’s Z Band® cartridges to print infant, pediatric and adult size wristbands with both adhesive tab and clip closures.
  • IQ Color Thermal Labels – IQ Color uses direct thermal ink technology to print color labels on demand and can be integrated in conjunction with Patient ID technologies to alert physicians to a pre-existing condition or allergy or in healthcare labs and pharmacies for the identification and prioritization of orders.

Industry Alliances

In October 2010, Zebra announced a global alliance with Honeywell Scanning & Mobility which allows each to combine the strength of the other company’s network across verticals and regions to create a strong solution-oriented value proposition through many common channel partners. This alliance enables both Zebra and Honeywell to bring comprehensive mobile computing, scanning and printing solutions to the healthcare space. With joint Zebra and Honeywell mobile solutions, hospitals can improve patient safety by decreasing errors in bedside specimen labeling and medication administration, increase efficiency with on-demand wristband printing and scanning, and improve accuracy in inventory tracking and management.

“Through our relationship with Zebra, we deliver compelling and cost-effective solutions to healthcare providers that streamline their workloads and improve the safety of the patient and the quality of care,” said Dave Stewart, director of healthcare, Honeywell Scanning & Mobility. “Mobility is a critical piece of this puzzle and together we are committed to delivering seamless mobile solutions to our healthcare customers across the globe.”

Zebra will be showcasing a variety of products for the healthcare industry at booth #5449. For additional information on Zebra products, please visit www.zebra.com or on Twitter at @ZebraHealthcare.

About Zebra Technologies

Zebra Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: ZBRA) provides the broadest range of innovative technology solutions to identify, track, and manage the deployment of critical assets for improved business efficiency. Zebra's core technologies include reliable on-demand printer and state-of-the-art software and hardware solutions. By enabling improvements in sourcing, visibility, security and accuracy, Zebra helps its customers to put the right asset in the right place at the right time. Zebra serves more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies worldwide. For more information about Zebra's solutions, visit http://www.zebra.com.
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