VALENCIA, CA--(Marketwired - June 03, 2014) - PDC Healthcare, the global leader of innovative identification solutions, will present its patient ID wristbands, labels, and related products for Premier, Inc. members at Premier's 2014 Breakthroughs Conference and Expo from June 10 to 13, in San Antonio, TX. Premier members can take advantage of PDC Healthcare's unique ValuePlus® Standardization Service, which helps organizations to minimize costs and maximize efficiencies by standardizing products and streamlining orders through a single-source provider.
ValuePlus® is the only standardization service of its kind that combines best practices for patient safety, regulatory compliance, and fiscal control. Through centralized purchasing of PDC Healthcare products, organizations can reduce SKUs, POs, labor, and supply costs, while achieving easy visibility and tracking of total spend. PDC Healthcare's innovative products help healthcare institutions to adopt best practices to protect patients, improve clinical outcomes, and maintain important regulatory guidelines. These include The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals, HIPAA for protection of patient privacy, and APHA to reduce the risk of lost or transferred data.
In booth #2311, PDC Healthcare will display its wide assortment of identification products, including innovative bar code and human-readable wristband ID solutions; specialty labeling including printer labels for lab and pharmacy, and companion/chart labels; as well as skin markers and filing products. New innovations include the TEMPbadge® Visitor Management System, which allows hospital security to quickly identify visitors to help deter violence as part of an overall safety protocol. Also on display will be the new TrustSense™ Patient ID Printing Solution, which provides on-demand printing of both wristbands and labels at bedside to prevent costly patient and specimen ID errors and improve patient safety. PDC Healthcare partnered with Brother, a leader in mobile and label printing technology, to launch the thermal printer solution, which works exclusively with PDC Healthcare media.
PDC Healthcare products are available under the national Premier contract PP-MM-186 and ASCEND® contract AS-MM-186, an accelerated supply chain endeavor program. Members who participate in Premier's ASCEND program can achieve even greater savings with access to a discounted fourth tier of pricing. To date, ASCEND members have saved more than $192,000 using PDC Healthcare products.
"The healthcare industry faces unprecedented pressures to increase the quality of care, while reducing costs," said Tracey Carpentier, president of PDC Healthcare. "PDC Healthcare is committed to helping Premier members improve operational efficiencies and financial performance, while enhancing patient safety and maintaining important patient safety regulations."
About PDC Healthcare
With more than 55 years of experience, PDC Healthcare connects people, products, and technology worldwide through innovative identification systems for the safe and efficient management of patients and procedures. PDC Healthcare is the result of the merger between two industry leaders and pioneers in healthcare: Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC) and The St. John Companies Inc.
PDC Healthcare is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of wristband, label, medical records, and imaging systems. An originator of innovative technologies, the company introduced the first single-piece patient wristband, first bar code wristband system, first thermal printer wristband, first Smart Band® RFID wristband system, and the award-winning PDC Smart® Kiosk, among many other innovations.
PDC Healthcare products are used in leading hospitals worldwide and comprise a comprehensive range of solutions that provide positive ID and positive clinical outcomes, while meeting important guidelines of The Joint Commission, World Healthcare Organization, FDA, AHA, and HIPAA. Complying with ISO 9001 standards, PDC Healthcare follows a systematic, world-standard approach to ensure superior product design, manufacturing, and customer support services. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com or www.pdchealthcare.com
On Dec. 28, 2012, PDC Healthcare was acquired by Brady Corporation, (NYSE: BRC) a world leader in identification solutions for premises, products, and people.
About Premier, Inc.
Premier, Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,000 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaborative, supply chain solutions, advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier's news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Foursquare and Premier's blog for more information about the company.