Skip to Store Area:

CAP TODAY Product Guides

McKesson, Horizon MobileCare Phlebotomy (PPID 2013)

McKesson, Horizon MobileCare Phlebotomy (PPID 2013)

Positive patient identification products, July 2013

Contact Information

Joseph R. Stabile
5995 Windward Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Name of positive patient ID product Horizon MobileCare Phlebotomy
Components of positive patient ID product software for positive patient ID for specimen collection, handheld devices, portable bar-code printers for POC specimen-collection label printing
Company is a reseller of this product(s) sell McKesson products and resell other companies’ products
• For whom company is a reseller Motorola (handheld devices), Zebra (portable printers)
Company sells its products through distribution partners no
• Vendors with which company partners
First-ever installation of a positive patient ID product 1988
Most recent installation of current version of positive patient ID product 2/1/2013
Last major product release 9/1/2012
No. of contracts for U.S. sites where product is installed and operational 65
No. of contracts for foreign sites where product is installed and operational 1 (Canada)
No. of contracts signed since May 1, 2012 2
No. of facilities where product is installed and operational 116
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 no
• Manually entered ID Nos. distinguishable in database
• Facility can elect not to allow manual entry of ID No.
Product functionality general laboratory specimen collection
Techniques for specimen identification at time of specimen collection bar-code label printed centrally, brought to bedside, added to tube; radio-frequency tag created centrally, added to tube; bar-code label printed at bedside, applied to tube; radio-frequency tag created at bedside, applied to tube (RFID capability exists but has not been implemented)
Data elements routinely encoded on specimen label in a machine-readable format accession No. (any fields can be machine readable)
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 order for medication, history of allergies, route of administration, intended recipient, correct dosage, rate of administration
• Techniques used to read labels on medications one-dimensional bar code, two-dimensional bar code
Handheld/point-of-care workstations
• Typical handheld workstation used Motorola MC75A-HC
• Approximate weight of handheld workstation 14 oz.
• How handheld workstation communicates with bedside bar-code printers hospital wireless network, local area wireless (Tri-mode IEEE 802.11a/b/g protocol)
• How handheld workstation communicates with host LIS local area wireless
• Systems that ID-matching software runs on general-purpose Windows PC, pocket PC, mobile tablet, laptop, others
• 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 none required (add-on module to McKesson Horizon Lab)
Capability for interfacing company’s own LIS with positive patient ID products McKesson’s LIS interfaces with McKesson’s positive patient ID products only
FDA 510(k) approval unnecessary
• Applied for, but not yet received, FDA 510(k) approval no
• Intend to apply for FDA 510(k) approval no
Provide list of client sites to potential customers on request yes (a list of all comparable laboratory sites)
• General license fee per facility depends on size of facility
• Hardware cost for single handheld workstation ~$2,000/unit
• Cost of software license per workstation no additional cost per workstation
• Cost of information system interface integrated with Horizon Lab LIS (no additional cost)
• Standard software maintenance fee covers updates to product yes
Distinguishing features (supplied by company)

• co-exists with McKesson’s solution for medication administration on the same handheld device
• integration with McKesson LIS—no interface required; runs on mobile device and/or workstations
• supports nurse-centric and lab-centric collection models, allowing for preprinted and/or point-of-care–printed specimen labels

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.