Home Medical Supply Stores Can Improve Service With i-pads And Tablets; Alpha Bug Tag 2 Provides Theft Protection For The Devices And Client Information
While I have no experience working in home medical supplier retail, I do have recent experiences in which I had to make some purchases from one home medical supply company. Not only did I have to provide personal information on the patient I was caring for and her medical information, I had to provide some of my own information. I noticed that the information was stored in a desktop computer along with old fashioned papers I had to fill out. One employee took care of paperwork, another employee seemed to be in charge of the inventory and inventory control process. I had three thoughts come to my mind while I waded through these transactions. First, why am I standing at a desk speaking to an office worker who is sitting at a computer workstation? Second, why am I filling out paper forms which could be lost, misplaced or even stolen? Third, inventory control would be so much easier for the inventory manager who appeared to be looking around trying to locate products? The entire process could have been more efficient if the business used i-pads or computer tablets to store client information, electronic forms and track inventory management. If they were to use tablets or i-pads, since these businesses are responsible for patient health information, it is important that client information is protected on mobile medical devices. The use of the Alpha Bug Tag 2 and Classic N10 electronic article surveillance antennas would be able to protect against tablet or i-pad theft.
What can the Alpha Bug Tag 2 do that would allow it to protect mobile medical devices? The tag has an adhesive back that allows it to be attached directly to the device. They have tapered sides to make tampering difficult for a would-be thief. For additional protection, the tag has a tamper alarm that activates if an attempt is made to pull it off. The anti-theft devices also have coils built in that send out radio frequency signals that can be picked up by electronic article surveillance antennas, like the Checkpoint Classic N10. If a signal is detected the antennas activate a loud warning alert and LED lights in the antenna flash. This alerts staff that someone is carrying a protected item out the door and employees can recover the property, preventing an i-pad theft. Patient and client information is thus protected from potential compromise by someone who would try to sell that information on the black market.
Home medical equipment sales are a growing segment of the healthcare market. According to a report on PR Newswire, “Global Home Medical Equipment Market Outlook: 2016-2022”, Oct. 18, 2016, “Increase in ageing population, growing incidence of chronic diseases, and rising healthcare expenditure are some of the key factors driving the growth of global home medical equipment market.” http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-home-medical-equipment-market-outlook-2016-2022-300347225.html With the growth of these businesses, it is important to stay up to date with cutting edge technology to streamline processes and make tasks more efficient. The more companies that are out there, the more there will be fights for those medical supply dollars.
Finding ways to be faster and smarter requires innovation and bringing new technology into your business. The key is to bring in new technology without compromising patient data which can lead to significant fines from the Department of Health and Human Services. The Alpha Bug Tag 2 is your answer to the problem. The Classic N10 provides the other half of the solution when it is placed at building entrances and exits. This antenna has a small footprint, taking up little room in a doorway unlike most of the traditional EAS antennas. Despite this slimmer design, they pack a powerful punch with a detection field on par with larger models and an audible alarm that can’t be missed, by the criminal OR the staff.
I’m no expert in home medical supply sales, but I do know retail and theft prevention and I know how technology can improve efficiency and profitability. Upgrade to computer tablets and i-pads to enjoy the benefit of portable information at your fingertips. Use the Alpha Bug Tag 2 and Classic N10 antenna to prevent i-pad theft and the risk of client/patient information compromise.
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