SOURCE: Precision Dynamics Corporation

December 20, 2006 17:32 ET

RFID and Bar Code Wristbands for Positive Patient ID Shown at HIMSS

Precision Dynamics and IntelliDOT Partnership Strengthens Commitment to Provide Healthcare Organizations With Auto ID Solutions for Improved Patient Safety

SAN FERNANDO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 20, 2006 -- HIMSS Booth #2020 -- Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a global leader in automatic wristband identification, will showcase a series of patient bar code wristbands and other Auto ID products for positive patient identification during the HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Conference, February 25 to March 1, in New Orleans, LA.

PDC's bar code wristbands, as well as patented Smart Band® RFID (radio frequency identification) Wristbands, are used in hospitals to instantly and accurately capture and verify data for medication administration, point-of-care testing (POCT), transfusion, specimen collection/tracking, surgical site safety, patient billing and more.

A partnership with San Diego-based IntelliDOT ( further establishes PDC's commitment to provide state-of-the-art patient ID solutions that help improve patient safety. Together, the companies will be able to deliver to acute care facilities both a proven patient safety solution at the point of care with CAREt™ System, along with the convenience of patient Auto ID wristbands.

PDC has also partnered with Wisconsin-based NiceWare International ( who provides an automated off-line wristband generation application system with data archiving features, which will be demonstrated at the PDC HIMSS booth. NiceForm, together with PDC bar code and RFID wristbands, creates custom data-entry screens for healthcare providers who need off-line or downtime stand-alone applications for generation of patient wristbands, chart labels or admitting forms. The system simplifies data input and reduces errors in data processing and label printing, thereby improving the patient ID process.

Precision® Bar Code Tags will also be shown. Used in Labor & Delivery departments, the bar code tags thread onto a wristband eliminating common curvature issues related to infant bar code bands. The infant tags accommodate linear or 2D bar codes, along with up to three lines of text.

Danbury Hospital (Danbury, CT) uses the bar code tags in the NICU and Nursery to help extend infant protection to bedside point-of-care glucose testing. Learn how Precision Bar Code Tags improved Danbury's success rate for automatic uploading of glucose test results to the correct patient record to 99% accuracy:

A recent Smart Band application, in partnership with Hewlett-Packard Taiwan, took place at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CGMH) in Keelung, Taiwan. The RFID patient management system helped CGMH achieve 100% accuracy in patient ID, and helped streamline hospital operating procedures. Read the case study here:

PDC's Auto ID wristbands provide non-transferable positive patient identification for improved patient safety through reduced medical errors The hospital bands also help ensure that the "Five Rights of Medication Safety" are achieved: right patient, drug, dose, route, and time; and, meet the requirements of JCAHO for positive patient ID, HIPAA for protection of patient privacy, and AHA to reduce risk of lost or transferred data.

Visit PDC's booth #2020 for product information and demonstrations. To schedule a press meeting during the HIMSS conference or for more information, please contact Paula Moggio at 818-897-1111 x1330 or

About Precision Dynamics

With 50 years of experience, PDC is a global leader and pacesetter in the development of Auto ID wristband systems for healthcare, patron management, and law enforcement. The company introduced the first patient Bar Code ID Wristband, patented Smart Band® Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristbands, the AgeBand® Electronic Age/ID Verification System, and PDC Smart Kiosk® Cashless RFID System. PDC is committed to 100% quality in service, design, and manufacturing and has ISO-9001: 2000 and ISO-13485: 2003 certification. For more information, visit

Precision Dynamics Corporation, Smart Band®, and Precision® Bar Code Tags are registered trademarks of Precision Dynamics Corporation. CAREt™ System is a trademark of IntelliDOT Corporation. All other product names, company names, marks, logos and symbols mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners.

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