The Evolution of Patient Identification: Part IV
Updated: Dec 8, 2022
Barcode Patient ID Wristbands: Comparing Laser and Direct Thermal Technology
With hospitals admitting a greater number of patients each year as well as being expected to do more with less, proven technology and automated processes are more critical than ever. This healthcare trend has led to barcode technology being the preferred patient identification system that works across all hospital information systems and environments.
From Part III of this patient ID evolution series, we found that the most popular options for patient ID wristbands are Barcode Laser Wristbands and Barcode Direct Thermal Wristbands. In this blog post, we provide a comparison of these two different technologies as it relates to printer systems and performance, patient wristband application, environmental impact and cost.
Comparing Laser and Thermal Printing
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