The High-Capacity card system works in conjunction with the Hospital Information System. This system encodes up to 490 bytes of information (800-900 characters) on the magnetic stripe of the patient card.
One of the primary features of this system is that used in conjunction with Read and Print you are not required to be tied into the hospital database. Read and Print is a self-contained Reader / Writer attached to a paper printer. There is no PC required for this system to work. The card is swiped through the Reader / Writer the information is then sent directly to the paper printer. This setup is ideal for the emergency rooms where space is very valuable, it provides rapid and accurate identification of patients unable to communicate. The card speaks for them when they cannot.
Another feature of this system is that if you have a patient that has been purged from the database all it takes is a simple swipe of the patients card to repopulate the database fields. This feature significantly reduces re-admission time.
Duplicate medical record numbers are always a problem, and with this system it reduces inaccurate or duplicate medical record numbers. Since the database is accessed directly by the patients card, incorrect name and medical record number queries are eliminated.
As patient information changes, the card is updated by the admission interviewer using current procedures, eliminates costly reissuing of new cards. And this system is easy to use. Operators use the same screens and commands presently used. The only new step is simply sliding the patient's card through the HCS Reader / Writer.
Here are just some of the features available with this customized software.
- Personalize card face with patient's name
- Encodes information on magnetic stripe
- Batch printing with large download files
- Reissue from database
- If database has newer information than the card,
the program will rewrite to the card
- Can issue single cards
- Prints mailing labels and envelopes
- Full reporting features
- Fully customized to fit the hospitals needs
- Windows 98/2000/XP