Using 2D Barcodes to Integrate TrackCore with Cerner Surginet
Recently, LPIT Solutions worked with Memorial Hospital South Bend (MSB) to utilize TrackCore’s 2D barcode functionality to create an interface between TrackCore and Cerner Surginet.
The process started by determining the order of the fields on the Cerner implant screen for Memorial South Bend. Next, a 2D barcode rule was created in TrackCore which pulls out the necessary fields from TrackCore and puts them into the chosen barcode format (DataMatrix). In the case of MSB, they chose to include only implant item information, including the TrackCore serial number, the item vendor name, item description, item dimensions, the vendor provided serial number, expiration date, lot number, vendor part number, and MSB’s internal item number.
When the item is received into TrackCore, the 2D barcode label is printed and affixed to the product. The 2D barcode scanner attached to the Cerner station is configured to read the barcode label and provide the information to the Cerner implant screen.
This process will save several keystrokes per implant and untold minutes in data entry for MSB. This also allowed them to attain a certain level of system integration without the added expense of having to engage their interface team. Existing TrackCore customers can get a detailed worksheet, for free, that explains the steps through this process. Customers can also engage the TrackCore implementation team for additional process and implementation consulting if necessary. Existing customers should visit http://www.lpitsolutions.com/contact/contactform/support/trackcore to request the 2D integration document. Hospitals that are looking for an easy to use implant and tissue tracking application that interfaces using 1D and 2D barcodes, as well as using HL7 and other industry standards, should contact LPIT Solutions at 1-866-574-8765. Information may also be requested on the LPIT website at http://www.lpitsolutions.com/contact/contactform/info.