PDCs' to Participate in the HIMSS Southern California Chapter Panel on Positive Patient ID
San Fernando, CA (October 29, 2004) - Irwin Thall, RFID Manager for Healthcare at Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a global leader in automatic wristband identification, will participate in a panel on positive patient identification during the HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Southern California Chapter "Tricks & Treats in Healthcare IT" meeting on October 29 at the Doubletree Hotel in Orange, California.
The panel of Healthcare Executives will discuss the importance of positive patient identification and how to make it work. Questions to be addressed include:
- How vital is it to positively identify patients before procedures and specimen collection?
- What are common barriers and what will facilitate adoption of this fundamental step to quality healthcare?
- What are some limitations to current technologies available?
For more information on the HIMSS Southern California Chapter, visit www.himss-socal.org.
About Irwin Thall
As RFID Manager for Healthcare at Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), Thall is responsible for product, market, and business development for PDC's Auto ID products. Joining PDC in 2000, Thall brings over 14 years of Auto ID experience, most recently from Checkpoint Systems RFID Group and LXE RF Data Collections Systems.
About Precision Dynamics
With nearly 50 years of experience, PDC is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of automatic identification wristband systems and quality healthcare products. The company introduced the first patient Bar Code ID Wristband System in 1984, the Smart Band® Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristband System in 2000, and the AgeBand® Electronic Age/ID Verification System in 2004. PDC also provides premium healthcare products for labor & delivery, urology, and other applications. PDC is committed to 100% quality in service, design, and manufacturing. This is substantiated by their ISO-9001: 2000 and ISO-13485: 2003 certification at their main facility in San Fernando, CA. Plans to establish certification at their new facility in Tijuana, Mexico are underway. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com.