Code Products in Healthcare
Our scanning technology is changing the way healthcare is done.
To scan 75% of barcodes, most barcode scanners will work. But for those where fast, accurate, and reliable scanning makes the difference in quality patient care, there is only Code®.
Code’s ability to scan damaged, reflective, and moving barcodes allows your team to scan what others simply can’t.Get a demo
Code® and PDC® are Brady® companies dedicated to offering a one-stop shop for healthcare ID solutions.
PDC printers pair perfectly with Code scanners and customers can now work with one Code partner to meet their unique scanning and printing needs.
Point-of-Care (POC)—Nursing Workflow Bedside Medication Administration
Medication errors are one of the most significant safety issues in healthcare. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that more than 770,000 injuries and deaths occur each year as a result of Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) or medication errors in hospitals. Reliable barcode printing and scanning significantly reduce these errors.
Code® is a leader in integrating barcode reading technology into medication administration processes. When administering medication, matching drug to patient via barcode improves patient safety, quality of care, and clinical productivity. Today, POC workflows are increasingly going mobile with integrated scanning as part of their electronic health records system. Code’s CortexDecoder® was the first integrated soft-scanning solution to kick off this mobile revolution.
Medical Supply Tracking
In a healthcare setting, countless medical supplies come in and out daily. Tracking that inventory is paramount to ensure that essential supplies are always on hand. Code® healthcare scanners are the key to your supply tracking needs.
Code healthcare scanners and PDC healthcare printers are the perfect combination to meet your supply tracking needs. In addition to printing high-quality patient wristbands, PDC healthcare printers also print labels for IV bags, medications, expiration dates, medical equipment, and more. Tracking your inventory is a breeze now that you can get excellent barcode printing and scanning solutions from the same source.
Are your disposable gloves almost out of stock? Need more syringes or hand sanitizer? Setting up a barcode solution with Code can help your hospital maintain a seamless supply chain and workflow. Code’s healthcare scanners are built with PVC-free, disinfectant-ready CodeShield® plastics, so sterilization is never an issue. Check out the supply tracking scanners below.
Track, trace, and verify lab samples
Mix-ups can be deadly when working with blood, lab cultures, or other specimens. When tracking lab samples, it is essential they are labeled with well-printed barcodes and traced through their entire journey with reliable scanners. The right barcode printing and tracking system significantly reduces the chances of a potentially hazardous mix-up. PDC® and Code® have you covered for printing and scanning.
Additionally, using sterile equipment in these processes is crucial to avoid cross-contamination. CodeShield® plastics are ready for the industry’s harshest sanitization chemicals, making sterilization a breeze. With CodeShield protecting the electronic components, your lab staff can maintain the utmost safety while continuing to capture data.
Scanning barcodes on medications can be a tricky process. Utilizing a scanner that can read every barcode thrown at it is crucial on any surface. Drug barcodes can include multiple pieces of information like expiration dates, lot numbers, and the FDA-required National Drug Code (NDC).
PDC healthcare printers further minimize the chances of pharmacy mix-ups by providing high-resolution medication labels that pharmacy staff can scan without issue.
Code® scanners read all barcode symbologies (and can even read more than one simultaneously). They easily fit into pharmacy workflows to scan medication at various stages of the preparation and dispensing processes. The information on medication labels can then be tracked and read with confidence. Code scanners and decoding technology continue to read barcodes that others simply can’t.
Like any other company, a hospital has many administrative tasks that keep business flowing. Checking patients, vendors, doctors in and out, payroll, insurance, and more. Because healthcare is so high-traffic, it’s crucial to have barcode scanners built to keep up.
A Code® reader will ensure healthcare admin tasks are always on track. Code offers scanners that can parse ID and driver’s license information, omnidirectionally scan any barcode—in any condition, and read in low light or situations with increased glare. Join the thousands of healthcare facilities worldwide that have increased efficiency and decreased errors by automating administrative workflows with Code.
Mobile technology is advancing more and more every day. Nurses and clinicians are now finding it beneficial to use mobile devices for charting, scanning, calls, peer-to-peer messaging, and other job functions. Wouldn’t having a case that protected mobile devices from harsh disinfectants while extending battery life be nice? Code has you covered with cases featuring PVC-free CodeShield® plastics, Dragontrail™ glass screen protectors, and integrated batteries that double battery life.
Want some software-only decoding options? CortexDecoder® turns iOS devices into enterprise-grade barcode scanners. CortexWedge™ App is a decoding keyboard application that will turn a mobile device into an enterprise-quality scanner without any additional integration.
PDC: Trusted by 90% of US Hospitals
Leading hospitals all across the nation trust PDC products. Three out of four babies born in the US wear PDC wristbands within minutes of birth.
Everything in One Place
No other company can match our extensive portfolio of medical-grade patient identification wristbands, labels, medical products, visitor and employee identification solutions, and more.
6+ Decades of Experience
PDC is a trusted global leader and manufacturer of healthcare printers, wristbands, and medical labels. High performance meets value—reliably print identification wristbands and labels with maximum uptime.
- Seamless EMR integration with Epic, Cerner, MEDITECH, and more
- Mix-and-match thermal printers, wristbands, and labels offer you more options
- Reliable performance validated by thousands of hours of testing to meet the 24/7 demands of healthcare
- Industry’s most competitive printer warranties—up to 3 years
- Product guarantees ensure 100% customer satisfaction
Thousands of customers in 100 countries rely on Code.
Meet some of our partners.
Many of the leading medical facilities worldwide rely on our reliable barcode scanning systems. When matching patients to medication, transfusions to patients, and expressed breastmilk to the right baby, there’s a reason more healthcare organizations have chosen Code above any other medical barcode solution.
CodeShield Plastics Explained
The modern healthcare system features miraculous advancements in technology, treatments, and methods of healing. The equipment used to diagnose and treat patients has changed radically in just the past 50 years. Every day, medical science brings us closer to curing everything from the common cold to cancer. Medical scanning technology is advancing too. Protect your patients and your barcode scanning investment with CodeShield® Plastics—created to hold up under the most aggressive cleaning chemicals.
Simplify wristband printing.
More than 90% of U.S. hospitals already use PDC® hospital wristbands. The benefits include:
- Easy to use—from printing to attachment
- Made of durable materials
- Very comfortable to wear—light and soft materials
- Compatible with numerous printer models and EMR systems including EPIC, Cerner, and Meditech