Valencia Healthcare Department selected the printing and wristband ID solution from Zebra Technologies to implement this new system at 28 of its hospitals. The systems integrator involved in this project offered not just the complete solution, but also has also taken responsibility of installing the printers in a fast and efficient way.
This 1.3 million project will be implemented over 3 years. During this period they will supply 9 million wristbands (3 million per year), of which 8.7 million of these will be in adult size and 300,000 of these in child sizes.
In addition to the 140 printers required, these hospitals will receive a Zebra maintenance support for the project's duration, which will also cover any service issue.
To further improve the wristband printing process, it has been necessary to develop a specific software application. This has been handled by one of Zebra's main channel partners in Spain.
The whole wristband printing process is very simple and efficient. Each hospital has 4 printers plus an additional 1 for backup purposes: 2 of them (1 for each wristband size: adult and child) are located at the general admission desk area, and the other 2 at the emergency admissions desk area – an area which prints the highest amount of wristbands.
When the patient is admitted, their wristband is immediately printed and applied to the patient's wrist when they are admitted into their room or an area for undergoing further tests. This procedure allows any member of the hospital's staff requiring information about this patient, to obtain it immediately and without errors, simply by reading or scanning the patient's wristband barcode.