Patient Identification

Patient Safety Begins in the Admissions Process

Proper positive patient identification begins at admissions, and an accurate patient identification match is the cornerstone for all subsequent patient care processes and procedures. Zebra provides a comprehensive Positive Patient ID solution specifically designed for the unique needs of the healthcare admissions process.


Zebra wristband print solutions enable immediate access to critical patient information at the bedside and across all hospital departments.

Improve Patient Information Visibility

Give caregivers access to the information they need at the point of care so they can make the best decision for their patient.

Integrate Patient Records

Zebra's identification solutions allow medical staff to easily add information to a patient's Electronic Health Record.

Admissions and Positive Patient Identification Barcode Labeling

Patient wristbands are an important part of every hospital identification system and the key to minimizing many types of patient errors. Evidence-based best practices demonstrate that positive patient identification is enhanced by using 1D and 2D barcodes in combination. 

Recommended Components for Patient Identification

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 tabels, 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. 

DS6878-HC Healthcare Scanner
Cordless. Horizontal or vertical. IP43 sealing and disinfectant-ready plastic housing. Visual, audible and vibration feedback, with "Do Not Disturb" mode. The DS6878-HC was literally designed for healthcare environments. 

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.

DS4308-HC Barcode Scanner
In the mission-critical world of healthcare, caregivers need to be able to accurately capture virtually any barcode, on any medium, in any condition — with first-time every time predictability.

HC100 Wristband Printer
The only wristband printer in the industry that offers easy to load media cartridges to provide user friendly, hassle free printing. The HC100 also is designed with disinfectant ready medical grade plastic and a space friendly size.


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.

Z-Band Ultrasoft
Ultra-soft, flexible direct thermal synthetic wristband with adhesive closure offering excellent resistance to most hand sanitizers. Adult, pediatric and infant sizes available in white. Scannable up to 14 days. Latex-free. MR-Safe.

LaserBand Wristbands
Our "do everything" wristband can be used to simultaneously print patient chart labels and wristband on one sheet - no separate wristband printer required. Available pre-punched for securing to patient charts. 


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.

Zebranet Bridge Enterprise
Centrally deploy, manage and monitor your Zebra printers from a single PC screen anywhere within your health network with ZebraNet Bridge Enterprise.


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

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Southwest Vermont Medical Center

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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.