The nurse will read the order, select from the medication cart and scan unit dose medication bar code
. This scanning will automatically mark medication as administered as ordered.
At current costs, the effort to collect tissues from animals and bar code
these samples would be only about $1 billion.
"Marsh is a regional supermarket, and the size was conducive to run such an undertaking and an aggressive test for NCR with the UPC bar code
scan," says Marsh v.p.
The print quality of those bar codes
at all five sites is well above the level of "C" (ANSI standards specify print clarity levels of descending order from "A' to "F") or better.
The portable bar code
scanners and other automated devices that help the ROM software work effectively also have to be designed to endure the scrap environment.
"Ten years is the soonest that bar codes
will be replaced by RFID," he says.
* the different requirements for bar codes
used on consumer units, traded units and pallets; and
Hospitals with a private system must print their own bar code
labels, and repackage the drugs.
As the technology develops, the data storage and cost issues will, like early bar code
technology, improve in performance and price from the user's standpoint.
The bar codes
, read by a handheld scanner called a :CueCat, were used by The Dallas Morning News and WFAA-TV in Dallas; The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif.; and The Providence (R.I.) Journal.