Tagged Scan4Safety


Why a simple bar code can change the tide in the NHS

Setting the standards for digital projects within the NHS can only work with clinical input and understanding the small details that make up a successful system, says Stuart MacMillan, interim consultant on Scan4Safety, who is speaking at the upcoming Healthcare Partnership Network event. Nobody thinks that data sets and bar codes are the most ‘attractive’…


How mobile scanning and computer vision technology helped hospital Trust improve efficiency

Paul Davis, VP of sales, Northern Europe, Scandit explains how mobile barcode scanning and computer vision technology has helped improve cost and time efficiency by 95% across 114 wards at Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust.   In healthcare, identifying patients in real-time, monitoring inventory of medication and equipment and improving processes is increasingly essential. It is…


NHS to receive £500 million in technology funding

The NHS is to receive a new half a billion pound package to help increase the amount of digital technologies that are available across services within the organisation. Speaking at the West Suffolk hospital on Friday (20 July), secretary for health and social care Matt Hancock outlined his plans for the NHS, emphasising the importance…


Five reasons why the NHS is getting serious about supply chains

By Nadine Carey-Whitehead, Genesis Automation  It’s over 18 months since the Department of Health announced its £12m Scan4Safety initiative in six NHS Trusts. Designed to test how barcoding can help acute Trusts track and trace medical supplies, from the point of receipt to the patient, Scan4Safety was expected to deliver savings of £800 million over…

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