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Iatric Systems, MobiLab (PPID 2013)

Positive patient identification products, July 2013

Contact Information

Iatric Systems
John Danahey
27 Great Pond Drive
Boxford, MA 01921

Name of positive patient ID product MobiLab
Components of positive patient ID product software for handheld devices and PCs, including laptops on mobile carts
Company is a reseller of this product(s) no
• For whom company is a reseller
Company sells its products through distribution partners no
• Vendors with which company partners
First-ever installation of a positive patient ID product 2004
Most recent installation of current version of positive patient ID product 5/1/2013
Last major product release 4/1/2013
No. of contracts for U.S. sites where product is installed and operational 119
No. of contracts for foreign sites where product is installed and operational 4 (Canada)
No. of contracts signed since May 1, 2012 24
No. of facilities where product is installed and operational 140
Techniques to verify patient ID when creating a wristband on admission or to register outpatient not getting a wristband
Secure techniques to verify patient ID prior to each intervention or specimen collection one-dimensional bar-code wristband, two-dimensional bar-code wristband
• Type of biometric application
Manual entry of ID No. from wristband if bar-coded wristband not available yes
• Manually entered ID Nos. distinguishable in database yes
• Facility can elect not to allow manual entry of ID No. yes
Product functionality general laboratory specimen collection
Techniques for specimen identification at time of specimen collection bar-code label printed at bedside, applied to tube
Data elements routinely encoded on specimen label in a machine-readable format accession No., container ID (customer defined)
Bedside technology for blood transfusion offered via positive patient ID product
• Techniques for reading labels on blood units
• Manual entry of patient ID permitted for matching blood units for transfusion
Medication tracking offered via positive patient ID product
• Techniques used to read labels on medications
Handheld/point-of-care workstations
• Typical handheld workstation used Motorola MC55A0, MC75A0
• Approximate weight of handheld workstation 11.1 oz.
• How handheld workstation communicates with bedside bar-code printers Wi-Fi, USB, Bluetooth, serial and Ethernet connection printing
• How handheld workstation communicates with host LIS Wi-Fi, local area wireless
• Systems that ID-matching software runs on Windows PC, pocket PC, mobile tablet PC
• Other vendors’ positive patient ID products can run on same handheld/ bedside PCs as company’s products without modifying operating system yes
Third-party hospital and/or laboratory information systems interfaced Meditech, Siemens, Cerner, other LISs via HL7 or custom interfaces
Capability for interfacing company’s own LIS with positive patient ID products company does not market an LIS
FDA 510(k) approval unnecessary
• Applied for, but not yet received, FDA 510(k) approval no
• Intend to apply for FDA 510(k) approval unnecessary
Provide list of client sites to potential customers on request yes (a list of selected reference sites; a broader list on special request)
• General license fee per facility based on size of facility
• Hardware cost for single handheld workstation
• Cost of software license per workstation
• Cost of information system interface depends on LIS vendor
• Standard software maintenance fee covers updates to product yes
Distinguishing features (supplied by company)

• ranked No. 1 in KLAS specimen collection bar-coding category of Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards report for 2007–2012
• provides proper fit for phlebotomists, nurses, and therapists via multiple hardware platforms
• suite of management reports includes turnaround time, workload, user-activity detail, more

Note: a dash in lieu of an answer means company did not answer question or question is not applicable
Tabulation does not represent an endorsement by the College of American Pathologists.