Barcode Medication Administration (BCMA)

healthcare provider scanning patient for barcode medication administration (BCMA)

Improve Patient Safety With Accurate Medication Administration

Medication administration can be time consuming and also present opportunities for error. With Zebra mobile computer and barcode scanning solutions, nurses can scan the patient's wristband and their medication to confirm a match, ensuring the right patient receives the right medication at the right time.

Reduce Errors

Lessen the possibility of human error by making sure staff can access the most current data about patients and their medications.

Streamline Processes

Zebra's mobile devices move you from manual processes to electronic barcode medication administration. Save time and costs by eliminating the need for additional paperwork.

Increase Accountability

Caregivers can scan the barcode on their ID badges, creating an automatic audit trail that increases accountability.

healthcare provider scanning patient wristband using a zebra healthcare scanner

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LTH)

Read about how this NHS Hospital Trust has delivered an industry first, by deploying Zebra’s MC18 Personal Shoppers for scan to patient.


Can you tell which medication the patient needs next? Access the most up-to-date patient records by the patient's bedside, every time.

Nurse using Zebra Scanner to Scan Patient Wristband

Barcode Medication Administration Best Practices

Implementing an effective barcode medication administration program can help reduce medication errors by up to 80%. Discover what best practices help make barcode medication administration a success.

Let Zebra Design a Barcode Medication Administration Solution to Meet Your Needs

Build Your Barcode Medication Administration Solution


Double check patient identity, dosage and time of last administration with a barcode medication administration solution built on unique hardware components designed specifically for the demands of the healthcare industry.

Software and Applications

Communicating across multiple devices leads to confusion. Zebra software allows healthcare professionals to do everything they need with one device, keeping co-workers in touch and on the same page.


Zebra services help you through each phase of your technology's lifecycle, so you can plan your communications solution to fit your organisation's current and future needs.