LabelTrace uses label printing technology to:
Very little training is required to enable GPs, Doctors and Nurses to operate the LabelTrace system. Because the software integrates with existing patient record systems, once the hardware has been set-up, users can normally learn to use LabelTrace in minutes. Often a simple email with instructions is all that is required.
It is recommended that the initial installation is carried out by LabelTrace trained installation staff, but subsequent hardware and software additions can often be made by users themselves. As with most software and hardware applications today, the installation requires very little computer knowledge and is often completed by Practice Managers or administrators.
The Zebra ZD410 compact desktop printer has a very small footprint, measuring only 220mm (length) x 115mm (width) x 151mm (height).
You can, but bear in mind our media has been developed and refined for over 12 years to have the right material and adhesive qualities to avoid problems such as jamming at the labs. The size is optimised for both request forms and standard tubes and the perforation is just right for ease of use without tearing. We therefore strongly recommend you use our media.
LabelTrace will work with any printer that supports the EPL printer command set. That means the print speed, print size and quality is strictly controlled. We deliberately avoid using windows drivers as the time to print is relatively slow and the print size adjusted and often distorted which can cause scanning problems at the labs. Taking into account initial purchase price and ongoing media costs the Zebra printer offers the best value over the long term.
The LabelTrace label format is always pre-approved by the labs and can contain additional information to assist with quicker data entry to make their lives easier.
No - the tube label formats are variable and are approved by the labs. Barcodes are optional and don't need to be included. The label is small and allows room for the lab label to be added too. A gap is still available to view the tube content.
Millions of labels have passed through labs since LabelTrace was first developed 12 years ago. There has been no reported occurrence of a jam.
Yes, the label format is completely flexible and is different for the request forms and tubes. Any field can be bar coded (1D or 2D) and there are a range of fonts to choose from.
Yes. The patient NHS number can be barcoded on the request form label for example. The barcode symbology used can be changed to match your barcode scanner configuration.
The label format is usually agreed after consultation between the labs and the practices. This can be facilitated by Codegate, who can assist with changing the design by mutual agreement. Once the label template is agreed it can be deployed to all practices feeding the lab.
LabelTrace works in conjunction with all principal GP clinical systems, including EMIS WEB, TPP SystmOne, INPS Vision and Microtest. The labels produced in each case are identical.
Because of the low pricing structure of LabelTrace it is not cost effective for us to visit and demonstrate to individual practices. However for larger groups, for example CCGs, CSUs or Practice Partner meetings, we would be pleased to attend with a presentation.