Rapid Healthcare Certifies Brother Mobile Wristband and Label Printers for Use with Innovative Mobile Solutions Designed to Improve Neonatal Safety

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Reliable data verification at the NICU point-of-care helps identify
and prevent potential infant misfeeds

BROOMFIELD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc. (BMS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Brother International Corporation and premier provider of mobile and
desktop printing and labeling solutions, announces that Rapid
Healthcare, Inc. has certified two Brother mobile printers for use in
its portfolio of patient identification and verification software
applications designed specifically for mobile devices. Based in Irvine,
California, Rapid Healthcare develops and markets creative,
user-friendly clinical mobility solutions. Its products are designed to
improve patient safety, increase accuracy and efficiency, while reducing
errors and administrative costs in hospital specialty areas such as
Neonatal ICU Unit (NICU).


The Brother mobile printers certified by Rapid Healthcare are:

Brother RuggedJet™ 3 (Model RJ-3150) handheld mobile printers,
featuring AirPrint® compatibility and dual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®
connectivity. The compact, high-speed, high-resolution thermal printers
enable users to quickly print one- to three-inch-wide labels from
virtually anywhere in the hospital, even at the patient bedside.

Brother TrustSense™ TD-2000 (Model TD-2130NHC) wristband and
label printers, the first healthcare thermal printer with TrustSense
smart media technology that enables wireless printing of clear, accurate
human- and machine-readable patient identification information
wristbands and labels.

Mary Howard, Senior Marketing and Communications Manager for Brother
Mobile Solutions, notes: “This alliance reflects the growing trend
towards mobility in healthcare. Brother has long been a champion of
promoting the value of barcoded labels to authenticate both specimen and
patient ID at the clinical point of care so as to help improve safety
and reduce errors. We are pleased to partner with Rapid Healthcare in
this joint mission as they continue to develop and launch their
portfolio of innovative mobility solutions.”

Anton Ansalmar, founder and President of Rapid Healthcare, adds:
“Brother’s professional mobile printers are known for their quality,
reliability and ease of use. That’s important to us, because our
software platform and applications for smartphones and tablets are
designed for use by physicians, nurses and other clinical professionals,
as well as lab technicians and administrators in hospitals and treatment
centers. In fact, one of our first mobile apps ‒ Mother’s Milk ‒ is
transforming the way in which infant milk bottles are prepared and
administered in one of California’s largest Neonatal ICU (NICU).”

Clinical Mobility in Hospital NICU Helps Reduce Risk and Costs of
Infant Misfeeds

The initial pilot hospital setting was the largest Neonatal ICU with 55
beds and 160 nurses and serves both Los Angeles and San Bernardino
counties. The Mother’s Milk application was developed on-site to meet
specific patient safety requirements for identification and verification
to improve safety and prevent misfeeds in the preparation and
administration of breast milk for infants in the NICU.

Here’s how it works: After secure login verification on a smartphone the
nurse scans the baby’s wristband, prints matching labels and fills
bottles with the mother’s milk. Before feeding, the nurse scans both
labels to verify that the right bottle is about to be fed to the right
baby. The entire process is integrated into the hospital’s existing EMR
system, so every step is recorded for future viewing and reporting.

While proper patient and specimen identification has always been
important, the volume of milk being stored in NICU refrigerators for
mothers who are oftentimes no longer at the hospital is increasing, and
so is the interest in more advanced point-of-care labeling and
identification.

Ansalmar explains why this verification is so important: “Our Mother’s
Milk app is especially critical for premature infants in the NICU, as
well as for full-term babies born with conditions requiring intensive
care, because their delicate systems can be harmed or compromised by
being fed the wrong mother’s milk. Since implementing Mother’s Milk, the
hospital reports that more than 70,000 correct verifications have been
made and over 480 potential misfeeds prevented.”

He points out that the same authentication and verification technology
can also be used to prevent the risk of errors and mismatches in
administering blood, medications and nutrition to hospital patients.
Additional mobile solutions in Rapid Healthcare’s portfolio are nearing
launch in the coming months, these include Wound Capture, Specimen
Collection and PMR a customizable app to access a patient’s medical
information and charts on their smartphone or tablet. All integrated
into any EMR system to provide authorized hospital professionals with
app user and device management coupled with real time reports for data
analysis. For more information, go to www.rapid-healthcare.com.

For more information about Brother Mobile Solutions’ full line of mobile
printers for healthcare, please visit www.TrustSense.com.

About Brother Mobile Solutions

Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Brother
International Corporation, provides innovative mobile printing and
industrial labeling solutions to field workforces and mobile
enterprises. Brother International Corporation and its subsidiaries
employ over 1,100 people in the Americas. For more information about
Brother Mobile Solutions and its products, call (800) 543-6144, or visit www.brothermobilesolutions.com.

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Contacts

Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc.
Mary Howard, 303.464.6707