Medication Administration

Boost Patient Safety with More Accurate Medication Management

Without mobility, there are many steps in medication administration that are not only time consuming, but also present opportunities for error. Armed with a mobile computer with barcode scanning capability, nurses can scan the patient wristband, the medication and their own ID card in seconds, ensuring that the right patient receives the right medication, the right dose, by the right route, 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

Move from manual processes to electronic with Zebra's mobile devices. Save time and costs by eliminating the need for additional paperwork.

Increase Accountability

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

Barcode Labeling For Medication Administration

Barcode control systems for medication dispensing and administration deliver proven and significant safety benefits, and can be developed independently of larger and more expensive CPOE and EMR programs. 

Hospitals have several options for implementing barcode marking, including both manual and automated repackaging, overwrapping, and other on-demand barcode printing.

Recommended Components for Medication Administration

Each solution combines industry-leading hardware and accessories, custom software from our App Development Community, and supplies designed to withstand the hospital environment.


Zebra specialty printers, mobile computers, barcode scanners, interactive kiosks and tablets, and RFID real-time locating systems create visibility to data that health systems need to simplify operations, know more about their operations, and empower their clinicians. 

MC40-HC Touch Computer
Your healthcare staff wants the latest in mobile technology, and a device that is as fun and easy to use as their own smartphone. Your healthcare organization requires an enterprise-class feature set, from data capture and security to manageability and dependably robust wireless connections. Get it all with the MC40-HC.

CS4070-HC Scanner
Barcode scanning is crucial for positive patient ID. Now, you can put wireless enterprise-class barcode capture in the hands of every nurse and lab technician with the disinfectant-ready CS4070-HC. Small enough to be carried at all times, it can be tucked in a pocket or worn on a lanyard.


When you use high-quality, pre-tested, reliable Zebra Supplies you can rest assured that the supplies you rely on to provide critical data to improve your operations, don’t negatively affect your operational productivity and efficiency.

Labeling Supplies
Zebra's selection of label and tag materials offer an array of choices for medication labeling including RFID labels. Choose from more than 100 paper and synthetic label and tag material options.


Explore our suite of software offerings to see how you can easily design, manage, integrate and develop your way to higher productivity.  We also have a full Development Services team to support your business environment.

Zebra has created the Link-OS environment: an open platform that pairs an operating system for smart Zebra devices with powerful software apps, making the devices easy to integrate, manage and maintain from any location.

Workforce Connect
Workforce Connect helps mobile workers access crucial business data and communicate more efficiently, inside and outside the health system, by creating software and systems for enterprise voice, text messaging and video communications across multiple media types on unified mobile devices.


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

Zebra OneCare for Enterprise
If it's broken, we'll fix it. We make it fast and easy — any time, day or night. With Zebra OneCare, you choose the service level you need.  

Additional Resources

A Real-Time Data Interface At The Patient Bedside? 

Zebra Technologies and Nagasaki University Hospital teamed up to make it possible. The hospital selected Zebra's TC55 mobile computer as a field terminal while upgrading its electronic medical record system. The smartphone-style intuitive interface allows bedside access to real-time patient data.

Real-time access to data has become an integral part of Nagasaki's stringent Target, Administrator, Object three-point authentication system. 


From admissions to discharge, and throughout the patient journey, patient safety starts with positive patient identification. Zebra Identity Solutions enable accurate specimen collection and management, medication administration and patient identification, helping you improve patient safety, workflow and protect patient rights.