Having the ability to record accurate data at the collection and delivery points for laboratory specimens offers endless benefits. PM Strategic Sourcing have launched the DataBag product that allows the data to be recorded in a speedy and effective manner.
The DataBag is a co-extruded polythene transport pouch that incorporates a sequential barcode. The pouch can be made in a size to suit your exact needs and printed on the front and reverse with your own bespoke requirements. The strong self-adhesive closure seals the samples in the pouch during transit. The multi ply material is not only totally opaque offering 100% confidentiality but also has a high puncture resistance. The leak proof pouch can have absorbent pads inserted in order to conform to UN3373 legislation.
The samples are placed in the DataBag, sealed and the barcode is scanned at the collection point by the courier which records the time, date, driver ID and location. The scanning is repeated on arrival at the destination. This data can then be used to ensure delivery performance criteria is met and more importantly maintained. Individual collection routes and drivers can be monitored and service performance data can be reported back to the client offering them the peace of mind that their samples are being transported in the most efficient manner.
The format of the sequential barcode can vary to suit the format of the operational software.
The distinct benefits of using a barcoded transport bags are as follows:
- No need to manually record data
- Easy operation with accurate data
- Route monitoring
- GS1 and Peppol (Scan4Safety) conformity
- Confidentiality and security of the samples whilst in transit
- Availability of accurate data on delivery performance that can be measured against KPIs
We are able to offer a number of Motorola hand held scanning options that would be carried by the drivers in order to scan the pouches at the various collection points. Data would be recorded on these devices and downloaded at the end of the route to a database.
In conjunction with our software partners, Dakota Integrated Solutions, we are able to offer a total solution to your track and trace requirements. Customised software can be designed that will offer the following features:
Recording the collection of bags from GP practices.
- Driver ID + Van ID scanned
- GP Practice location scanned
- Bags scanned (+ check for duplication)
- Receipt printed out for GP Practice as proof of collection.
Recording delivery of bags to Pathology Lab.
- Receiver ID Scanned
- Lab location scanned
- Scan received bags in
- Facility to identify missing bags or duplicate scans
- Dock with host computer to transfer data
Talk to our NHS Team and discuss our totally bespoke solutions.