Zebra partners with Tracline

Zebra partners with Tracline

Barcode vendor signs reseller to push its wristband printers to hospitals

Barcode printer and security application vendor Zebra Technologies has partnered with reseller Tracline to help hospitals to fulfil the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) directives.

Tracline already resells Zebra’s Motion C5 Mobile Clinical Assistant device - a wireless Tablet PC designed to keep better track of patient’s samples and data. As a result of the partnership the VAR will also sell Zebra's wristband printers and QL label printers, which will connect with the C5 device.

Bar-coded wristbands will be given to patients and scanned at the bedside using the Motion C5 device and then labels are printed for blood samples.

Andrew Elliott, sales director at Tracline, said: “As government directives come into play, it will become vital to maintain accurate patient identification across the NHS. Mobile devices accessing bar-coded wristbands at the patient’s bedside can help achieve this.”

Susan Cataldi, project manager at Tracline added: “Zebra’s printers are a great addition to its range of technology for hospitals, and it’s confident the partnership will deliver some great results across the healthcare sector.”

Richard Murphy, business development manager at Zebra Technologies, said: “The partnership with Tracline is a significant step forward for Zebra. The company has five years experience providing mobile technology to the NHS, and both companies recognise the opportunity we have to help hospitals meet NPSA deadlines.”