3 benefits of creating drive-through medical testing centers

3 benefits of creating drive-through medical testing centers

Organizational leaders in 2020 have come to realize that workplace modernization is no longer just something that’s “nice to have.” Nowadays, it’s an absolute necessity. During these tough economic times, budgets are tight across the board, and everyone finds themselves forced to do more with less. There’s a “work smarter, not harder” mentality that’s sweeping the world. But to achieve this goal, people need modern technology they can rely on.

Perhaps nowhere is this more true than in healthcare, a sector that’s had an especially difficult go of it in 2020. There’s an obvious need right now for ramped-up medical testing capabilities – given the scale of tests needed right now, it’s crucial that care providers have a way to test people as quickly, efficiently, and reliably as possible.

One way to do this is by using drive-through testing centers. The benefits of this technology are clear – they allow workers to collect specimen samples from patients at high volumes, and they can contribute to reducing infection rates to a significant degree.

But of course, setting up drive-through testing is not just a matter of throwing up a tent and getting to work – there are a number of challenges that need to be taken into consideration. An effective testing facility must minimize direct contact with patients, reduce manual data entry to ensure accuracy, optimize workflow, and ensure a smooth process from end to end, with reduced wait times.

It’s a lot to handle, but Zebra and Zones together can get it done. By using Zebra products – including scanners, label printers, handheld mobile computers, and software – you can set up an infrastructure that automates crucial processes and makes everything run smoothly. You’ll no longer have to worry about data capture, validation, or reporting.

Let’s take a look at three key benefits of drive-through testing centers:

  • Immediate data capture. Scanning driver licenses or government-issued identifications with 1D, 2D, or QR barcodes with Zebra scanners or mobile computers captures patient data with ease, this eliminating physical contact and helping with infection control. IDs can even be scanned through closed car windows, reducing exposure even more. Plus, the data does not require manual entry into devices, further reducing physical contact with any potentially contaminated surfaces.
  • Fast positive patient ID. Scanned data not only links specimens to patient IDs, but it also makes it easy to print specimen labels from Zebra mobile printers with correct data, allowing for specimen tracking and decreased diagnostic times. The result is fast and accurate two-point validation checks between collecting samples and printing specimen labels.
  • Durable devices, 24/7. The high volume of patients in a drive-through testing center puts heavy wear and tear on critical devices and supplies. Durability features are essential. With Zebra, that’s not a problem, as you’ll be equipped with charging cradles and long-lasting batteries with hot-swappable battery power, along with ruggedized drop ratings, disinfectant-ready plastic, and quality-assured specimen labels.

These days, times are tough for medical professionals, and having highly efficient modern technology is absolutely essential. Together, Zebra and Zones can deliver what you need. Whether you’re looking to set up drive-through testing facilities or deliver on any other aspect of Workplace Modernization that appeals to you, we can get it done. Just connect with us today, and we’ll get started.

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