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Patient Identification

Positive patient identification is essential for successful outcomes in healthcare. Equip your team with the tools they need to succeed!

Positive Patient Identification Solutions for Modern-Day Healthcare

Whether you operate an ambulatory clinic, a primary care hospital, or a nursing home, you are always searching for ways to eliminate medical errors, many of which happen because the service is being delivered to the wrong patient. Your top concerns as a healthcare administrator are probably two sides of the same issue: 

  • Patient safety – You want to make sure all your patients receive appropriate, timely care, from testing and treatment to administering medication and providing nutritious meals. 
  • Organizational liability – The less commitment to patient safety, the more opportunity for your organization to be held liable for damages. Such situations can result in a damaged reputation, a charge of noncompliance, and even increased insurance rates. 

You have implemented safety policies and procedures for patient care. Your staff is trained on the five patient rights of medication administration: right patient, right drug, right dose, right route, and the right time. However, this is not enough. Your staff also needs the most efficient tools possible to make sure they are correctly identifying patients. 

Building A Patient Identification Solution

Healthcare professional scanning patient wristband

An identification solution that uses technology can give your operation confidence that the correct patient is receiving care.

Using RFID for Patient Identification

Instead of using barcodes alone, RFID technology can provide faster and more convenient patient identification. RFID  technology enables nurses to quickly scan and identify a patient without adjusting or disturbing them regardless of their position or orientation. You also eliminate the potential of shining the scanner’s beam in a patient’s eyes.

Learn more about using RFID for Patient Identification.

The RMS Omega Solution

Our total solutions are comprised of hardware, printers, media, software, and services. Deciding which of the components works best for your operation and environment may require the assistance of our Solutions Consultants. Contact us, and together we can assist your organization with a successful barcoding or RFID project. Below are some recommended components for positive patient ID.

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Key Solution Components

Our premier partnership with manufacturers and product certifications allow us to offer a variety of healthcare technologies and solutions to fit your needs.

  • Printers

    Print wristbands, specimen labels, and more at the point of care to enforce error-free positive patient identification.

  • Labels & Wristbands

    Print high-quality wristbands and labels for barcode patient ID. Labels come in a variety of sizes and materials to suit the hospital environment.

  • Barcode Scanners

    Capture patient, specimen, and medication barcodes via corded or Bluetooth connection and transmit the information to a computer for processing the data.

RMS Omega's RestEasy RFID

Using RFID in the NICU for Positive Identification

With RMS Omega’s Patent Pending RFID technology, line of sight is not required to scan and collect patient data. By utilizing a combination of barcode (1D and or 2D), UHF RFID technology, and human-readable text for positive patient identification, the patient’s experience is greatly enhanced, and the caregiver’s workflows are shortened dramatically.

  • RFID provides instant verification. There is no need to get close or adjust the patient to scan a barcode.
  • Use RFID to identify patients in the OR, NICU, and ICU. Verify patients through blankets, clothing, isolettes & drapes.
  • Wristbands contain a specialized passive RFID tag tested for optimal use in medical environments.
  • RMS Omega’s UHF RFID readers can quickly and easily scan barcodes in addition to RFID tags. Hospitals can choose the reader that best suits their needs, including Bluetooth®, cordless and corded versions.
RFID in the NICU RestEasy RFID

Healthcare Tracking & Identification Solutions

  • Clinical Communication

    Unified communication solutions for healthcare workers. Secure text, voice, video, and file transfer with mobile handheld devices.

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  • Patient Identification

    Healthcare administrators everywhere understand that positive patient identification is essential for safe patient care.

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  • Medication Administration

    Eliminate errors and create timely and accurate medication administration processes.

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  • Specimen Collection

    Specimen collection and tracking is an essential part of patient care that informs both diagnosis and treatment.

    Learn More :Specimen Collection
  • RFID in the NICU

    RMS Omega’s patented RFID solution allows nurses to read ankle bands in the NICU with no line of sight, leaving infants undisturbed.

    Learn More :RFID in the NICU
  • Asset Management

    Healthcare asset tracking solutions help hospitals locate critical equipment and reduce costly replacements and loss.

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Our Services

Our in-house professional services group is here to support you every step of the way. From project design, implementation, deployment, and training to depot repair, help desk, and on-site services.

Discovery and Design

Discovery and design services ensure that your technology investment will produce the results you need to achieve positive business outcomes.


Deployment services accelerate your technology implementation, helping you get up and running faster with device installation, configuration, and training.

Repair & Support

Offering comprehensive maintenance solutions tailored to meet your needs, our Service Care programs range from time and material to service contracts, on-site service and depot repairs.

Wireless Networking

RMS Omega provides a broad range of wireless networking services to offer a complete solution that supports your business operations.

Managed IT Services

With device management services, our support team can perform remote centralized IT administration over your mobile computers, printers, and more.

How Can We Help?

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Contact Us for a Free Consultation

Request more information about a particular technology, inquire about general pricing or demo equipment, or schedule a no-cost consultation to discuss your business challenges.

Simply call (888) 857-8402, email, or fill out our form! We’re here to help.

Have a Question? Ask the Solutions Team at RMS!