Precision Dynamics Named to Prestigious "Healthcare Informatics 100"
Patient ID Solutions Provider Recognized As One of The Top 100 Healthcare IT Companies
San Fernando, CA (June 14, 2006) – Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a global leader in automatic wristband identification, has been named to Healthcare Informatics Top 100 healthcare IT companies. PDC’s 52nd ranking tops the list for patient identification solutions companies, generating over $36 million for healthcare wristband systems in 2005.
Patient identification is the first step to improving overall patient safety. Hospitals use PDC Auto ID solutions, including bar code and RFID (radio frequency identification) wristbands, to obtain positive patient ID to help prevent medical errors caused by patient and/or specimen misidentification.
“We are honored to be recognized on the Healthcare Informatics ranking of the top 100 healthcare IT companies,” comments Gary Hutchinson, PDC President & CEO. “PDC has provided innovative patient ID products for 50 years and has consequently become a leader in its industry. Having introduced the first bar code and RFID patient wristbands, PDC will continue to pave the path for improved patient ID and safety through Auto ID solutions.”
PDC Auto ID wristband solutions, including patented Smart Band®, are used in a variety of healthcare settings, most of which share major objectives of improving patient safety and streamlining operations. Recent RFID applications for positive patient identification in departments including OR, acute-care, and blood bank include Georgetown University Hospital (DC); Massachusetts General Hospital (MA); Jacobi Medical Center (NY); and Keelung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (Taiwan).
A commitment to positive identification and patient safety is the reason why hospitals nationwide have implemented PDC Bar Code Solutions in various departments to automate glucose monitoring, specimen collection, and other point-of-care testing, including Houston Healthcare (GA); Stanford Hospital & Clinics (CA); Anderson Hospital (IL); and Daughters of Charity Health System (CA).
Each June, Healthcare Informatics publishes its Healthcare Informatics 100 Issue, which reviews and analyzes the healthcare market’s highlights over the past 12 months, as well as ranks the top 100 healthcare providers by revenue in the U.S.
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About Precision Dynamics
With 50 years of experience, PDC is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of automatic identification wristband systems for healthcare, patron management, and law enforcement. The company introduced the first patient Bar Code ID Wristband System in 1984, patented Smart Band® Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristband System in 2000, and AgeBand™ Electronic Age/ID Verification System in 2004. 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. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com.