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Representing the future in positive identification, PDC Healthcare's Smart Band® Radio Frequency ID (RFID) Wristbands provide the most powerful and accurate technology to identify and connect patients, staff, equipment, location, and procedures for efficiency, cost savings, and patient safety.
Smart Band® RFID Wristbands contain a microchip and antenna with a unique identifier, allowing information to be written and retrieved by RFID scanners at any time. Patient information can be instantly accessed on all devices and applications in proximity - no need to scan - while data is stored for downstream analysis including billing, process improvement, and infection surveillance.
RFID Advantages Over Bar Code:
RFID yields larger memory capacities, longer read distances, and faster processing times.
RFID does not require line-of-site data transmission so tags can be read through and around the human body, clothing, bed coverings, and non-metallic materials. This enables a caregiver to scan a wristband without disturbing the patient.
RFID tags are dynamic data carriers, enabling updates to the encoded data at any time. With bar codes, any changes to the data requires printing a new bar code.
RFID provides increased security over bar codes, which are easy to copy and duplicate.
First time read rates of RFID tags are higher than bar codes, which improves system efficiency. Also, wristband curvature has minimal impact on the read rate for an RFID tag, whereas it can greatly impact bar code read rates, depending on symbology or orientation.
Choose from several PDC Healthcare Smart Band® RFID Wristbands, each with a direct thermal print surface for on-demand printing and encoding. Embedded with the same RFID technology, PDC Healthcare also provides a full line of RFID Cards for use as staff ID badges, visitor badges, and more.
Our RFID Wristbands meet applicable National Patient Safety Goals of The Joint Commission and other regulatory guidelines. For more information, see our Patient Safety page.