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Specimen Collection

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

Specimen Collection & Phlebotomy Solutions

Specimen collection and phlebotomy solutions 

Histology and specimen collection are twofold processes. First, samples are taken from the patient after they are positively identified at the point of care. After that, lab facilities test the samples to inform diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Barcode sample collection and tracking provide various benefits to both healthcare facilities and patients. On the one hand, the accuracy of patient diagnosis and testing is markedly improved. On the other hand, healthcare facilities and labs can eliminate mix-ups – creating more efficient and accurate workflows.

Step 1: Collection At The Point of Care

Each step of the histology process has its own accuracy challenges, whether it is blood, tissue, or other specimens that are being collected for testing. When phlebotomists go on their rounds, they go to a patient’s bedside and draw a specimen sample to send to the laboratory. This process requires both accurate patient identification and labeling of the specimen to ensure success.

Step 2: Lab Testing & Diagnostics

Next, the specimen is processed at a laboratory where more potential errors can happen. Due to the large volume of vials and test tubes that go in and out of labs, it is important to have a specimen collection solution that enforces the following for patient safety and compliance: Phlebotomist scanning blood sample

  • Stringent protocol to eliminate any mix-up in reporting results. 
  • Ability to incorporate the label technology into the larger lab information systems to track progress when testing specimens. 
  • Durability to withstand environmental factors such as moisture, chemicals, and extreme temperatures can degrade identifying labels. 

Benefits of Barcode Specimen Collection

Proper handling of specimens in healthcare is essential. Using technology to aid specimen collection, healthcare providers can expect:

  • Increased Patient Safety  – reduce labeling and patient ID errors by taking specimen labeling with the staff member to the site of collection.
  • Improved Turn-Around Time – when specimens arrive at the laboratory properly labeled, this reduces the time that lab staff spends processing collected samples.
  • Increased Productivity – staff’s time is saved when labeling is done at the site of collection rather than taking the sample to a central workstation

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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.

  • Phlebotomy Software

    Phlebotomy software improves patient safety at your hospital with positive patient identification, positive specimen identification, and specimen label printing at the bedside. 

  • Healthcare Mobile Computers

    Healthcare mobile computers run phlebotomy software while equipping staff with reliable barcode scanning from a device built to withstand healthcare environments.

  • Wristband & Label Printers

    Wristband printers ensure positive patient identification and have a small footprint while mobile label printers allow you to print specimen labels directly at the patient’s bedside.  

  • Lab Labels & Supplies

    The correct labels and printing supplies allow you to collect patient data and label specimens accurately. There are many wristband and label options available to meet your specific needs and environmental challenges.

  • Barcode Scanners

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

  • RFID Technology

    RFID technology allows for quick, automated data capture of RFID wristbands and labels. This helps facilities better track and identify specimens in addition to quickly taking inventory.

Mobile Specimen Collection Software

RMS Omega & Iatric Systems

MobiLab by Iatric Systems is an application that can help improve patient safety at your hospital. MobiLab brings positive patient identification, positive specimen collection, and specimen label printing to the bedside. Working with wireless mobile handheld and printer technology, MobiLab is designed to reduce patient identification and specimen labeling errors, while increasing the productivity of your phlebotomy and nursing staff. Key benefits include:

  • Improved Patient Safety
  • Positive Patient ID
  • Bedside Label Printing

RMS Omega’s recommended mobile handheld devices are rugged to withstand drops, bumps, and spills, while offering advanced barcode scanning and computing. Additionally, the devices we use are available with disinfectant-ready housings to withstand constant sanitizing chemicals and spills that happen in the hospital.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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