Top 5 Features Every Lab Logistics Team Needs

If you’re in the business of specimen collection and delivery, then you have probably encountered a number of issues that go along with the tracking and accountability aspects of the application. Many couriers in this business are using a manual process – pen and clipboard – to keep track of the daily route of client pick-ups. The trouble with a manual process, however, is accuracy. We’re only human, after all, and mistakes happen. But when medical specimens are involved, it could mean a matter of life or death if a specimen is not tested in a timely manner, or if the specimen needs to get collected again if the original is lost.

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User Preference: Touchscreen Keypad or Physical Keys?

Change is often difficult to accept. Particularly when you’ve been doing something the same way for more than a decade. Fortunately, most of the time these changes ultimately end up saving us time and money (fax machine vs. email?). When it comes to data entry, we’ve been using keys for hundreds of years – so the touchscreen was probably a little foreign to us at first. But then we came to realize how much easier it can be – for most applications.

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Bringing Greater Efficiency to the Laboratory

As it pertains to slide labeling, Honeywell offers a complete solution that offers reliable, quality output to further ensure the accuracy and processing of patient specimens. Along with durable labels, a desktop direct thermal printer and handheld barcode scanner designed specifically for a healthcare environment enables efficient disposition of patient specimens. Fast, quality printing produces superior barcode identification.

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Barcode Automation: Labeling Inside the Laboratory

When it comes to healthcare and medical laboratory work, nothing is more important than patient safety. In a study published by Johns Hopkins, researchers estimated that in the U.S., more than 250,000 deaths per year result from medical errors. Despite advances in safety procedures and laboratory technology, preventable errors still happen. Most of these errors are a result of lack of barcode automation.

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Moving to 4G – Verizon non-LTE EOL

Mobile carriers such as Verizon are always working to improve their technology, especially when it comes to speed and security. As far back as 2012, Verizon began phasing out its 3G networks for consumer devices in favor of 4G and the upcoming 5G.

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An Industry Approach to Android

Recently, Microsoft announced that it is discontinuing support for its Windows CE and Windows Handheld mobile operating systems. While this news has been disconcerting, there is no need to panic. Microsoft has given plenty of advanced warning, so its customers can find and deploy alternatives.

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Importance of Electronic Specimen Tracking Solution

Medical Courier Elite (MCE) is a complete solution that tracks medical specimens in real-time through a cloud-based software solution. It optimizes the collection process and provides a real-time management platform from pick up to delivery.

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Sleek, Modern and Tough — Zebra TC56 Touch Computer

If you are looking for an industrial mobile device to improve productivity, you should put the TC56 Touch Computer from Zebra at the top of your list. This mobile computing device is as sleek and powerful as the most coveted consumer-oriented smartphones and tablets, but with the strength, reliability and ruggedness to outperform the typical handheld computer.

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5 Benefits of Leasing Your Technology

With the pace at which technology is changing, has the thought ever crossed your mind that you may be better off leasing your equipment vs. buying new every few years? How about the ability to keep cash flow moving in the event of changing business conditions? Of course, there are pros and cons to each, so you really need to determine which path is right for your business.

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Let Us Know How We Can Help

Thanks for your interest in Medical Courier Elite! If you're interested in learning more about our solution and how it can help your business, we'd be happy to schedule a demo, provide a quote or answer any questions you may have.

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