Our healthcare solutions
For the nation’s healthcare providers, cost control and accountability are more important than ever. Medical supplies and resources used in patient care must be accurately tracked and correctly billed. Medications, in particular, must be administered without error. Sophisticated and expensive medical systems must be maintained and available for optimum utilization. Patients themselves — and the complete record of the care they receive — must be tracked in real time from admission through discharge.
Lowry’s healthcare solutions support these requirements and more. Combining RFID and barcode technologies with relational database software, Lowry’s healthcare solutions track medical supplies and physical assets to improve inventory management, reduce procurement costs, and enhance the quality of care — in the hospital, satellite clinic, physician’s office, or patient’s home.
Mobile worker solutions
Lowry mobile worker solutions for the healthcare industry help home healthcare providers serve more patients per shift, deliver better and more accurate service in every visit, and improve profitability and cost recovery with accurate, real-time recordkeeping. The Lowry solution integrates with dispatch and workforce management systems to optimize mobile caregivers’ schedules and assign new appointments as they are requested. Mobile RFID or barcode computers capture complete information on medications or tests administered, specimens collected, medical equipment delivered, or services provided. This eliminates errors, reduces paperwork, and speeds insurance reimbursement. Every shift gets off to the right start with electronic confirmation that the mobile worker is hitting the road with all of the products and supplies needed that day.
But mobility doesn’t have to mean leaving the hospital. Lowry Solutions enables physicians, nurses, and other caregivers who spend their days away from a desk to capture, enter, and access patient information where it’s generated and needed most: at the point of care.
Distribution and delivery solutions
Whatever healthcare products you distribute and deliver — pharmaceuticals, diagnostic devices, beds, wheelchairs, uniforms, supplies — a solution from Lowry can track each delivery start to finish, helping you optimize loads and routes, reduce shipping errors, improve customer service, and cut operating costs. Lowry distribution and delivery solutions combine RFID tags and readers, long-range mobile scanners, forklift-mounted computers, and other best-of-breed technologies to enable real-time tracking of inventory, labor productivity, and delivery status. In the warehouse, real-time electronic forms integrate with RFID-tagged products, cartons, or entire pallets or containers to enable efficient storage, quick retrieval, and continual accountability.
RFID solutions for healthcare
From admitting to discharge and at every point of delivering care in between, Lowry RFID solutions help healthcare providers track, manage, and make most effective use of medical equipment, supplies, and resources. With accurate, real-time inventory visibility, staff knows whether needed beds, diagnostic tools, or devices are on hand — and where they are. The less time workers spend looking for supplies, the more time they have for serving patients.
Inventories and patient accounts can be instantly and continuously updated as medications and materials are dispensed and consumed. RFID scanning at the bedside assures the accuracy of medications administered and tests conducted and provides an audit trail of treatment, tests, and specimen collection. Patients’ vital signs can be monitored and equipment adjusted remotely, allowing nurses greater flexibility in attending to patients’ needs, even when they can’t be at the bedside.
Lowry asset tracking solutions help healthcare providers contain costs, streamline management, and maximize the value of all the assets involved in the delivery of care. Whatever their role, team members can benefit from the real-time asset visibility provided by the Lowry solution. Caregivers and medical support staff can quickly locate equipment they need thanks to RFID readers that can track assets even as they’re moving. Equipment or facilities managers can complete audits or inventories in just hours, instead of days or weeks. Financial officers can track the complete lifecycle history of any asset from acquisition to disposal.
Knowing exactly what’s owned and on hand, procurement staff can buy at the most economical prices and avoid costly duplicate purchases. IT assets can also be tracked and managed, for more effective visibility, control, and accountability. And data collected with RFID helps providers monitor and improve regulatory compliance.
Quality and safety are critical concerns for healthcare companies. Lowry Solutions and our partner, Paragon Labeling know the challenges you face — constantly trying to improve efficiencies without sacrificing quality or safety. The healthcare industry has unique requirements for safety, material, and size labels, along with exacting standards for their application.
Paragon’s automatic labeling solutions have helped a wide variety of healthcare companies. Their high performance labeling machines apply a wide array of pre-printed labels that are customizable to fit your needs. Their team of experts will analyze your supply chain process and recommend a solution that will improve your efficiency while providing a great ROI. Paragon prides itself on the high reliability and modularity that each machine provides.
Visit our About Us page for more information about Paragon Labeling Systems.