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Honeywell Healthcare Solutions for Hospitals in Today’s Evolving Times

Honeywell Healthcare Solutions for Hospitals in Today’s Evolving Times

No time in recent memory has been more stressful for healthcare worldwide than right now. As the pandemic accelerates, healthcare systems globally will be faced with operating or beyond maximum capacity for many months.

Honeywell Productivity Products has been working closely with our healthcare customers during this time to ensure that they have the resources they need to address the frontline issues in real time. We provide hardware, software and connected solutions that streamlines workflows and improves clinician well-being, so you can focus on what’s important—patient care. We deliver on this promise through industry-leading mobile computers, data capture devices, cloud-based software and automation solutions.

This article is a solution brief to help healthcare professionals understand the various hospital workflows we support and what solutions we are recommending in terms of mobile computers, scanners, printers, and more.

The article is divided into the following sections which you can accesses directly with one click.

  1. Patient Care/Identification Workflow Solutions
  2. Clinician Productivity Workflow Solutions
  3. Patient Safety and Security Workflow Solutions
  4. Asset Management Workflow Solutions
  5. Where to Order Honeywell Healthcare Solutions
  6. How to Finance Healthcare Solutions
  7. Where to Learn About Cleaning Healthcare Disinfect-Ready
  8. Where to Learn About Cleaning Non-Healthcare Grade Devices

See the Honeywell 30-minute webinar: Honeywell Healthcare Solutions for Today’s Evolving Needs

 

Patient Care/Identification Workflow Solutions

From Check-in to Discharge, accurately associating the patient with their electronic medical record is vitally important. Honeywell realizes how important it is to have full visibility on your patient during check-in/admission. The Honeywell solution makes it very easy to scan/read critical forms of identification such as patient ID cards, driver’s licenses and patient wristband barcodes. This provides secure closed-loop verification that reduces dangerous and costly errors due to incorrect patient identification. Some of the Honeywell recommended products that are a great fit for patient identification and admission include:

  • Battery-free Scanning. The Honeywell Xenon™ Extreme Performance (XP) 1952h-bf area-imaging scanner incorporates the latest in battery-free technology and helps you make every second count. You'll have the freedom of Bluetooth® wireless technology without the maintenance hassles or long recharge time associated with traditional batteries. Key takeaways include:
    • Disinfectant-ready housing and connectors are specifically designed to withstand frequent exposure to cleaning solutions recommended for the healthcare industry.
    • At least 450 scans without recharging.
    • Supercapacitors hold their charge for hours.
    • Recharge alerts save you from unexpected downtime.
    • Capable of a full charge in under 60 seconds.
    • In a Hurry? Start scanning in 20 seconds.
    • Accurate barcode scanning – even on poor-quality or damaged barcodes.
  • Scanning Software Plug-in. Honeywell's Easy DL™ scanning software plug-in parses barcode data found on government-issued identification cards to deliver ready-to-use information to the host system. The embedded barcode parsing functionality can support applications including age verification or automatic electronic form population. EasyDL age verification and ID scanning software is compatible with the Honeywell 2D barcode scanners. Easy DL™ reduces transaction time by 95%, scanning and populating information in a matter of seconds.
  • Wristband Printer. The Honeywell PC23D Wristband Printer is 2” wide thermal printer and is part of PC Series printers which are perfect for space-constrained settings. Their low cost and fast operation make them the smart choice for light-duty labeling applications where users need reliable, easy-to-use printers. Key takeaways include:
    • Disinfectant-ready housing and connectors are specifically designed to withstand frequent exposure to cleaning solutions recommended for the healthcare industry.
    • Ten-language LCD or intuitive icon graphical user interface.
    • Simple to use and maintain, with easy one-handed media reloading.
    • Comprehensive printer command language support, including ZSim2, makes upgrading easy.
    • Flexible, with user-installable connectivity upgrades and accessories.
    • This Smart Printer runs apps right inside the printer; you can add keyboards, scanners or other USB peripherals for increased efficiency.
  • Mobile Computer. The Honeywell CT40 HC mobile computer is designed to equip your nurses and other staff with a versatile, productivity tool that’s built for healthcare, from construction to capabilities to data security. The CT40 HC mobile computer is an all-purpose device that simplifies, streamlines, and helps error-proof healthcare delivery. Key takeaways include:
    • Disinfectant-ready housing and connectors are specifically designed to withstand frequent exposure to cleaning solutions recommended for the healthcare industry.
    • Starts with Android O; forward-compatible through Android R. Security updates available through Honeywell Sentinel for up to five years past the last Google patch – the longest security lifecycle in the industry.
    • Security by design in product hardware and software to meet requirements of healthcare use.
    • Rugged, sleek design is ergonomic, lightweight, and simple to use. It fits easily in the hand and is comfortable to use for all day productivity with 12+ hours of battery life.
    • Honeywell 7th generation 2D imager quickly and accurately reads 1D and 2D barcodes on virtually any medium – vials, syringes, IV bags, patient wristbands, and more. And the 13 MP color camera lets you document images to aid in care.
    • Mobility Edge enterprise management tools allow you to test and validate applications once, accelerate deployments, optimize device performance, simplify maintenance, and extend product lifecycle.
  • Wristband Printer Media. Honeywell Wristband Media is designed for positive patient identification that helps reduce medical errors. From infants to adults, Duratherm™ wristbands provide the positive identification hospitals need for maximum patient safety. Key takeaways include:
    • Superb resistance to soaps, hand sanitizers, moisture, and other common exposures ensures standard and 2D barcodes will be scanned accurately.
    • Full-coverage thermal print coating enables high-quality printing on the entire length of the band, eliminating the need to reposition a sleeping patient to scan their band (not recommended with green).
    • Flexible yet strong construction is easy to apply and offers superior patient comfort, minimizing the risk of patient tampering; antimicrobial coating further enhances safety.
    • A robust tamper-evident closure feature protects the integrity of the patient identification system.

 

Clinician Productivity Workflow Solutions

Clinician Productivity is about equipping your care and clinician teams to be more effective and efficient with the right mobile solution for patient data and communication throughout the hospital. This includes

  • Voice and text communication for care coordination
  • HER and EMR access to patient records
  • Medical device app lookup and/or other applications specific to needs

Unlike traditional communication that takes place within the four walls of the hospital, today’s medical climate is pulling teams outside the hospital in to emergency medical environments such parking lots for medical testing/triage and empty space (e.g., convention centers) for patient overflow. This makes it especially important for care and clinician teams to be able to effectively communicate. For these type of environments, Honeywell recommends the following products to improve the Mobile EHR efficiency of data entry, help ensure compliance and maximize productivity for staff resulting in increased staff satisfaction. They include:

  • Mobile Computer. The Honeywell CT40 HC mobile computer on the Mobility Edge platform is designed to equip your nurses and other staff with a versatile, productivity tool that’s built for healthcare, from construction to capabilities to data security. The CT40 HC mobile computer is an all-purpose device that simplifies, streamlines, and helps error-proof healthcare delivery. Key takeaways include:
    • Disinfectant-ready housing and connectors are specifically designed to withstand frequent exposure to cleaning solutions recommended for the healthcare industry.
    • Starts with Android O; forward-compatible through Android R. Security updates available through Honeywell Sentinel for up to five years past the last Google patch – the longest security lifecycle in the industry.
    • Security by design in product hardware and software to meet requirements of healthcare use.
    • Rugged, sleek design is ergonomic, lightweight, and simple to use. It fits easily in the hand and is comfortable to use for all day productivity with 12+ hours of battery life.
    • Honeywell 7th generation 2D imager quickly and accurately reads 1D and 2D barcodes on virtually any medium – vials, syringes, IV bags, patient wristbands, and more. And the 13 MP color camera lets you document images to aid in care.
    • Mobility Edge enterprise management tools allow you to test and validate applications once, accelerate deployments, optimize device performance, simplify maintenance, and extend product lifecycle.
  • Mobile Computer. The Honeywell EDA51 HC mobile computer, is designed for designed for light-duty applications in healthcare. It’s sleek, easy to use and carry. And it gives you the right combination of features and accessories to deliver excellent, patient-focused care. Key takeaways include:
    • Disinfectant-ready housing and connectors are specifically designed to withstand frequent exposure to cleaning solutions recommended for the healthcare industry.
    • Great, low cost option when price is a factor
    • Easily capture 1D/2D barcode data, even if damaged, with the high-performance N3601 imager, and document everything with the autofocus 13 MP color camera.
    • Comes with Android O and is technically compatible through Android Q, protecting your investment for the future.
    • Easy to use and carry, with a 5-inch touchscreen and intuitive smartphone interface in a lightweight, comfortable, and pocketable design.
  • Healthcare Case for IPhone. The Captuvo SL42h enterprise sled encases the Apple iPhone® 7, 6 or 6s with an industry-leading, integrated barcode scanner and a protective, disinfectant-ready housing. The result? A superior tool for clinician workflows.
    • Disinfectant-ready housing and connectors are specifically designed to withstand frequent exposure to cleaning solutions recommended for the healthcare industry.
    • Reduces the number of devices healthcare and IT professionals have to manage and use to effectively care for patients.
    • Increases productivity and throughput with an integrated and easy-to-use imager that provides aggressive scanning of linear and 2D bar codes.
    • Charges the iPhone ensuring maximum uptime with an easy access swappable battery.
    • Assists enterprises to remotely manage deployed iOS devices, lowering total cost of ownership with RemoteMasterMind™ 4.0 software.
  • Healthcare Communications. Honeywell Smart Talk, powered by Counterpath, is a true voice-enabled unified workforce communications application that tackles the problem of fragmented communications. It is ideally to help your clinical and care teams communicate throughout the hospital. You receive enterprise-grade security for voice calling, text and media messaging, and user presence – all from one device such as the CT40. Key takeaways include:
    • Secure and encrypted video calls, voice calls, secure text messaging
    • Advanced security & encryption for voice, media and provisioning
    • PBX interoperability with market-leading providers
    • Cloud call server (cloud or premises) via existing infrastructure
    • Protocol standards for calling, messaging and management include: SIP, XMPP, UDP, TCP, HTTP/S
    • There is a desktop version available so you can connect with your stationary staff (nurses station desk, IT department, etc)
    • Device Agnostic! ( Can be used on competitive devices like Apple, Samsung, Zebra, Spectralink, Etc.)

 

Patient Safety and Security Workflow Solutions

Honeywell wants to provide instant access to EMH and HER patient electronic health records and clinical apps that empower clinicians with the data they need at the point-of-care. In today’s climate, healthcare workers on the frontline need to ensure that patient care is error-free with tools that securely access patient data and administering the right dose to the right patient at the right time in workflows such as

  • Specimen Collection
  • Meds Administration
  • Alarm Management

Many of Honeywell healthcare customers have experienced rapid if not overwhelming increases in testing and specimen collection workflows and we are looking to help simplify that process. Customers have voiced the need to

  • Scanners that are rugged, standup to the high-volume applications inside and external to the hospital (e.g., drive-through testing).
  • Small mobile printer, worn on the hip, that hooks up to the scanner to print accurate labels that can place on the specimen bottles and kits.
  • Light weight, rugged healthcare mobile computer to help clinicians and cares teams communicate have immediate access to patient data and team in the hospital.

Some of the Honeywell recommended products include:

  • Battery-free Scanning. The Honeywell Xenon™ Extreme Performance (XP) 1952h-bf area-imaging scanner incorporates the latest in battery-free technology and helps you make every second count. You'll have the freedom of Bluetooth® wireless technology without the maintenance hassles or long recharge time associated with traditional batteries. Key takeaways include:
    • Disinfectant-ready housing and connectors are specifically designed to withstand frequent exposure to cleaning solutions recommended for the healthcare industry.
    • At least 450 scans without recharging.
    • Supercapacitors hold their charge for hours.
    • Recharge alerts save you from unexpected downtime.
    • Capable of a full charge in under 60 seconds.
    • In a Hurry? Start scanning in 20 seconds.
    • Accurate barcode scanning – even on poor-quality or damaged barcodes.
    • Superior 1D and 2D scanning performance, even on damaged and poor-quality barcodes, eliminates wasted seconds from any scan.
    • Multiple patient comfort modes are available to ensure patient comfort while maintaining clinician productivity: Patient Do-Not-Disturb, Vibration, and Scan Lamp.
    • Honeywell Operational Intelligence software delivers on-demand scan insights, enabling higher healthcare worker productivity and throughput.
  • Corded Scanning. The Honeywell Xenon™ Extreme Performance (XP) 1950h corded area-imaging scanner ensures that healthcare professionals remain focused on the patient, making the process of patient ID verification quick and easy. Incorporating Honeywell’s renowned imaging technology, the Xenon XP 1950h scanner offers superior scan performance, easily capturing even the most difficult-to-read or damaged codes.
    • Disinfectant-ready housing and connectors are specifically designed to withstand frequent exposure to cleaning solutions recommended for the healthcare industry.
    • Accurate barcode scanning – even on poor-quality or damaged barcodes.
    • Superior 1D and 2D scanning performance, even on damaged and poor-quality barcodes, eliminates wasted seconds from any scan.
    • Multiple patient comfort modes are available to ensure patient comfort while maintaining clinician productivity: Patient Do-Not-Disturb, Vibration, and Scan Lamp.
    • Honeywell Operational Intelligence software delivers on-demand scan insights, enabling higher healthcare worker productivity and throughput.
    • The Honeywell Scanner Management Utility (SMU) creates a holistic solution that automates how you deploy and update the scanners in your environment.
  • Scanning Software Plug-in. Honeywell's Easy DL™ scanning software plug-in parses barcode data found on government-issued identification cards to deliver ready-to-use information to the host system. The embedded barcode parsing functionality can support applications including age verification or automatic electronic form population. EasyDL age verification and ID scanning software is compatible with the Honeywell 2D barcode scanners. Easy DL™ reduces transaction time by 95%, scanning and populating information in a matter of seconds.
  • Wristband Printer. The Honeywell PC23D Wristband Printer is 2” wide thermal printer and is part of PC Series printers which are perfect for space-constrained settings. Their low cost and fast operation make them the smart choice for light-duty labeling applications where users need reliable, easy-to-use printers. Key takeaways include:
    • Disinfectant-ready housing and connectors are specifically designed to withstand frequent exposure to cleaning solutions recommended for the healthcare industry.
    • Ten-language LCD or intuitive icon graphical user interface.
    • Simple to use and maintain, with easy one-handed media reloading.
    • Comprehensive printer command language support, including ZSim2, makes upgrading easy.
    • Flexible, with user-installable connectivity upgrades and accessories.
    • This Smart Printer runs apps right inside the printer; you can add keyboards, scanners or other USB peripherals for increased efficiency.
  • Mobile Printer. The Honeywell RP2 Mobile Label Printer is part of the RP Series mobile printers offer the most rugged and reliable performance for healthcare. Frequent drops, vibration and exposure to dust and water are just a few examples of the regular abuse that mobile printers endure. The RP Series printers are designed to withstand these harsh conditions and give you years of reliable thermal receipt and label printing. Key takeaways include:
    • Ultra-rugged: survives 2 m (6.6 ft) drops and 1,000 0.5 m (1.6 ft) tumbles, has an IP54 rating for dust and moisture ingress, and operates over a wide temperature range.
    • Lightweight, ergonomic design allows workers to carry and operate the printer with ease.
    • High-capacity battery that can be swapped out without resetting the printer or losing connectivity. Battery age provided as part of printer analytics.
    • The printers can support labels with and without a liner, and sense gaps between labels or black marks on the top or bottom of the media.
    • Analytics on battery age, printhead condition and environmental history of printers can help you plan for proactive maintenance and replacement.
    • Portable design to be easily mounted on in-room WoW carts or looped on clinician/healthcare worker belt loop
    • Features the latest wireless technology for untethered use, increasing worker productivity.
  • Mobile Computer. The Honeywell CT40 HC mobile computer is designed to equip your nurses and other staff with a versatile, productivity tool that’s built for healthcare, from construction to capabilities to data security. The CT40 HC mobile computer is an all-purpose device that simplifies, streamlines, and helps error-proof healthcare delivery. Key takeaways include:
    • Disinfectant-ready housing and connectors are specifically designed to withstand frequent exposure to cleaning solutions recommended for the healthcare industry.
    • Starts with Android O; forward-compatible through Android R. Security updates available through Honeywell Sentinel for up to five years past the last Google patch – the longest security lifecycle in the industry.
    • Security by design in product hardware and software to meet requirements of healthcare use.
    • Versatile enough to go anywhere in the hospital, from patient care and HER on the nursing floor, to materials management, to the stock
    • Rugged, sleek design is ergonomic, lightweight, and simple to use. It fits easily in the hand and is comfortable to use for all day productivity with 12+ hours of battery life.
    • Honeywell 7th generation 2D imager quickly and accurately reads 1D and 2D barcodes on virtually any medium – vials, syringes, IV bags, patient wristbands, and more. And the 13 MP color camera lets you document images to aid in care.
    • Mobility Edge enterprise management tools allow you to test and validate applications once, accelerate deployments, optimize device performance, simplify maintenance, and extend product lifecycle.
  • Printer Media. Honeywell Printer Media such as Pharmaceutical Bottle Labels and Specimen Collection Labels designed for positive patient identification that helps reduce medical errors.

 

Asset Management Workflow Solutions

Maintaining, distributing and tracking mobile assets and materials management is critical for patient care and clinician productivity in workflows such as stockroom (e.g., supplies, inventory control, and relabeling) and pharmacy (e.g., medication, transfusion). For example, supplies and meds are coming in and out of the hospital in bulk and need to be repackaged with proper labeling for individual use.

Another important part of asset management is the tracking and measuring devices such mobile computers, scanners, and printers. In today’s healthcare, devices are being regularly taken in an out of the hospital. IT is hyper-focused on device security and being able manage their use and whereabouts at all times. These devices must be ready to go and in top working condition. This is not a time for guesswork. Even a simple battery failing in one device can cost precious time in critical workflows. Some of the Honeywell recommended products include:

  • Asset Management and Tracking. Honeywell Operational Intelligence provides greater Control over all your electronic devices, regardless of brand, across all your locations. Use the cloud-based platform to manage the complete lifecycle, operational visibility and performance analysis of assets, people and tasks. With embedded hardware sensors designed into Honeywell products, the solution continuously extracts performance data that is periodically sent to the cloud for analysis. Operational Intelligence provides an intuitive user interface to your IT assets’ performance metrics and delivers actionable insights that bridge the gap commonly missed by Asset Management or Mobile Device Management solutions. Some key features of Operational Intelligence for Healthcare IT managers include:
    • Find my device feature
    • Battery life and battery healthcare
    • Number of drops (staff usage)
    • Remote asset management dashboard
  • Mobile Computer. The Honeywell CT40 HC mobile computer on the Mobility Edge platform is designed to equip your nurses and other staff with a versatile, productivity tool that’s built for healthcare, from construction to capabilities to data security. The CT40 HC mobile computer is an all-purpose device that simplifies, streamlines, and helps error-proof healthcare delivery. Key takeaways include:
    • Disinfectant-ready housing and connectors are specifically designed to withstand frequent exposure to cleaning solutions recommended for the healthcare industry.
    • Starts with Android O; forward-compatible through Android R. Security updates available through Honeywell Sentinel for up to five years past the last Google patch – the longest security lifecycle in the industry.
    • Security by design in product hardware and software to meet requirements of healthcare use.
    • Rugged, sleek design is ergonomic, lightweight, and simple to use. It fits easily in the hand and is comfortable to use for all day productivity with 12+ hours of battery life.
    • Honeywell 7th generation 2D imager quickly and accurately reads 1D and 2D barcodes on virtually any medium – vials, syringes, IV bags, patient wristbands, and more. And the 13 MP color camera lets you document images to aid in care.
    • Mobility Edge enterprise management tools allow you to test and validate applications once, accelerate deployments, optimize device performance, simplify maintenance, and extend product lifecycle.
  • Corded Scanning. The Honeywell Xenon™ Extreme Performance (XP) 1950h corded area-imaging scanner ensures that healthcare professionals remain focused on the patient, making the process of patient ID verification quick and easy. Incorporating Honeywell’s renowned imaging technology, the Xenon XP 1950h scanner offers superior scan performance, easily capturing even the most difficult-to-read or damaged codes.
    • Disinfectant-ready housing and connectors are specifically designed to withstand frequent exposure to cleaning solutions recommended for the healthcare industry.
    • Accurate barcode scanning – even on poor-quality or damaged barcodes
    • Superior 1D and 2D scanning performance, even on damaged and poor-quality barcodes, eliminates wasted seconds from any scan.
    • Multiple patient comfort modes are available to ensure patient comfort while maintaining clinician productivity: Patient Do-Not-Disturb, Vibration, and Scan Lamp.
    • Honeywell Operational Intelligence software delivers on-demand scan insights, enabling higher healthcare worker productivity and throughput.
    • The Honeywell Scanner Management Utility (SMU) creates a holistic solution that automates how you deploy and update the scanners in your environment.

 

Where to Order Honeywell Healthcare Solutions

Honeywell is having healthy stock levels and is actively shipping all products mentioned in the is Healthcare solution brief. For direct questions on Honeywell stock availability, please reach out directly to your sales representative at your preferred distributor or can contact our dedicated Honeywell distribution Teams directly.

Authorized Distributors: Honeywell’s three authorized distributers include:

 

Printer Media. Don’t forget about Honeywell media for healthcare. We have healthcare-specific media available through our distribution partners or directly though our Honeywell media division including: Patient Wristband, Pharmaceutical Bottle Labels, Mobile Specimen Collection Labels.

Honeywell Healthcare Sales Team. If you have a healthcare opportunity or would like to collaborate on healthcare accounts, please reach out to our dedicated Honeywell healthcare sales team. They include:

 

How to Finance Healthcare Solutions

Honeywell has a financing solution called Honeywell-as-a-Service (Haas) that simplifies the way healthcare acquire and manage critical assets.

What Is HaaS? HaaS is an offering to help you navigate technology challenges. It provides you with an innovative approach to acquire software, hardware, and services, and pay for them through a monthly payment model. Since no upfront capital outlay is required, you can maintain your competitive advantage in the market. HaaS gives you the flexibility you need for success.

Why Choose HaaS? Whether you are looking to optimize your cash flow or manage the equipment lifecycle of your assets, we can design an offering tailored to your needs.

 

Where to Learn About Cleaning Healthcare Disinfect-Ready Devices

Providing patients with a safe environment for their care and recovery requires a commitment to hand hygiene and the proper cleaning of the equipment used by healthcare professionals. There are a series of articles that have been written on cleaning Honeywell healthcare disinfectant-ready housing devices. They include:

 

Where to Learn About Cleaning Non-Healthcare Grade Devices

Millions of workers around the world use Honeywell mobile computers, scanners, printers, and accessories in a myriad of industries, environments and workflows. Honeywell has developed the following series:

Barry J. Ewell
SPS BLOG EDITOR

Barry J. Ewell is a Senior Content Marketing Communications Specialist for Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions. He has been researching and writing on supply chain topics since 1991.