White Papers | CodeCorp

January 2021

Fighting Viruses Virtually & Onsite: Hospitals pull out all the stops to protect patients and their data

Viruses. In breaking news and IT security briefs, they can't be escaped. Particularly during 2020 and early 2021, when nurses and IT network professionals battled viruses on two fronts: electronically and physically. Rich in personal data, healthcare records fetch $1,000+ on the dark web. The coronavirus pandemic heightened the focus on equipment and facility sanitation, as well as makeshift treatment sites. For example, provisional wards in parking structures and pop-up negative pressure tents helped nurses treat COVID-19 patients while protecting general hospital populations . As healthcare professionals battled the virus on the front lines, their colleagues in IT toiled behind firewalls to prevent cybercriminals from utilizing electronic viruses to steal patient health data. In 2018, approximately 15 million patient records were hacked. In 2019, there were 510 incidents of security breaches involving at least more than 500 records at once.

2 mins, 58s

December 2020

CortexDecoder for Secure Epic Rover Data Collection

CortexDecoder within Epic Rover is a module used to decode barcodes including most 1D and 2D symbologies. CortexDecoder is the fastest and most reliable decoder available to Epic customers. CortexDecoder does not store or transfer any data to any outside source for any reason—making it the most secure option available. CortexDecoder does not contain any type of data storage or cache. When barcodes are scanned, it simply decodes the barcode and immediately sends the decoded data into the parent application (Epic Rover) for use. Once this data is passed to the parent application, it no longer resides within CortexDecoder.


August 2020

Where Plastic and Quality Meet

One of the most fundamental lessons the general public learned from COVID-19 is that cleanliness can be serious business. The public was continuously urged to not only wash their hands and use hand sanitizers, but to also disinfect their homes, cars, and anywhere else subjected to physical contact. This wave of activity and awareness was intended as a widespread infection control campaign waged against the global pandemic. What most people are not aware of, however, is there have been fierce infection control battles waged for decades in healthcare facilities. While there is always collateral damage, some of the most surprising casualties emerged in the form of medical equipment and electronic devices that are used in hospitals and clinics. The majority of these patient-care tools are housed in plastic.


August 2020

Scan to Print

Technology has always been a defining factor in business development. The company with the best and most compatible technology leads the market. It is no different in the barcode industry. Barcodes have revolutionized everything from inventory keeping to loyalty programs. With such a great demand for this innovative technology, advances have come to support and simplify the entire barcode experience. For instance, Code is an industry leader in integrating Bluetooth® technology with barcode reading, allowing barcode scanners to be paired with mobile printers.

2 mins, 43s

August 2020

Inventory Simplified

Bar code readers are viewed by most as a single-use device that reads and transmit bar code data found on product packaging and labels. This theory is correct of nearly all bar code readers found in the market today. Often times in warehouse settings, once products or parts are received and the respective bar codes are scanned, the remaining steps in inventory verification and tracking becomes manual. It does not need to be this way.

2 mins, 42s

August 2020

Quality Care and Bluetooth Technology, Putting Patients First

Is wired equipment a guarantee of security and privacy in healthcare environments? What about wireless devices, especially wireless devices that transmit sensitive patient data? Some have raised concerns about data security and the collision of signals between devices, particularly Bluetooth® devices.Could the volume of signals created by wireless devices delay or interrupt data transmission and adversely affect the quality of patient care? The advances in Bluetooth technology, the advantages to mobility, and the meticulous design of electronics for the healthcare market mitigate these concerns. James V. Brummett, Director of Technical Services at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California, confirms the increased usage of Bluetooth devices in hospitals, but not to the extent that all devices will eventually be wireless. According to Brummett, there are benefits to integrating both wired and wireless technology into healthcare workflows, though wireless is necessary for applications requiring mobility. In addition to providing mobility, Bluetooth devices eliminate the cleanliness concerns of corded equipment. Based on location, the cord often accumulates dust and debris; and may become a safety concern for patients or a trip hazard for clinicians.Brummett confirms one of El Camino’s main concerns when implementing Bluetooth devices like Code’s CR2600 barcode readers is how it may affect their Wi-Fi network. After reviewing numerous test reports and doing their own research and testing, he reports there are no adverse effects whatsoever.


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