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Brother's secondary healthcare technology

With a wide range of solutions and comprehensive support, our secondary healthcare technology makes life easier for your staff, helping to reduce their admin burden and improve efficiency. Meaning they can spend more time doing what they do best – caring for patients.  

Our secondary healthcare technology includes: 

  • Time-saving wristband technology 
  • Professional label printing for every situation
  • Powerful digitisation solutions
  • Efficiency boosting managed print services

All of this comes with ‘At your side’ support from a team of specialists with many years of experience in the healthcare sector. 

What does the future hold for the NHS?

In a time that has changed almost every aspect of our lives, the NHS has experienced change at an alarming rate. To adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic demands, the digitalisation has been accelerated to streamline processes and improve efficiency, giving healthcare professionals more time to focus on patient care. But as digitalisation becomes more engrained in secondary healthcare, it’s important not to leave those who are less tech literate behind.

Our webinar ‘How realistic is a paperless NHS’ explores the potential of a digital secondary healthcare future and the potential challenges moving forward.

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Building an inclusive future, together

To create an inclusive future, it’s vital we work together. We’ve partnered with National Health Executive to gain a better understanding of the impact Covid-19 of on secondary healthcare and how we can help create a better future for everyone.

This article highlights the challenges of digitisation and explores whether it is simply a passing phase or a necessity for the future.

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Digitally-enabled care: improving patient care with technology

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Reliable label printing for every situation

Our specialist thermal printing solutions give you reliability and consistency so you can deliver high-quality care time after time. The exceptional print quality delivers excellent legibility for labels on vital items such as blood bags, patient records and sample pots. Easily print multiple barcode types while ensuring GS1 compliance, and use our highly durable labels as part of UDI compliance.

Staff can enter and retrieve information at the point of care, meaning more of their time is spent by the patient’s side. Portability allows staff to move between wards and work at the bedside just as effectively as they would with desktop equipment.

The range is scalable, with accessories including cutters and external roll holders, and it integrates seamlessly with solutions like Datalogic barcode readers. Each printer is made with robust materials, ready for life in a busy healthcare environment, and backed up with three-year warranties as standard. You can also cut supplies costs thanks to thermal print technology that works without inks or toners.

These versatile portable thermal print solutions integrate fully with your existing Patient Administration Systems and, with ZPL emulation and other print language support, you can work in a way that suits you best.

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Time-saving wristband technology

Our wristband ID printers are made for everyday healthcare tasks.

Quick, simple and effective printing saves staff time, allowing more face-to-face patient care while high-quality printing enhances legibility and reduces the chances of errors. Advanced connectivity options like Bluetooth, Network LAN and Wi-Fi, and compatibility with wristband media from all major providers, gives staff the freedom to move around from ward to ward, bedside to bedside.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust installed Brother’s wristband printing technology into their day to day routine. The ease of use meant they were able to pick up and start using the technology immediately. It gave their carers more time to spend with their patients as they didn’t need to swap between different sized wristband cartridges for adults and children. Vicki Cooper, Head of Digital Transformation at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust said, “We’ve cut costs, freed up a significant amount of staff time and improved the quality of printing across the board on wristbands.”

These versatile portable thermal print solutions integrate fully with your existing Patient Administration Systems, and with ZPL emulation and other print language support, you can work in the way that suits you best.

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The easy route to enhanced digitisation

Brother’s dedicated scanning solutions make day-to-day paperwork and digitisation seamless – all for as little as half the cost of other leading brands.

Our versatile range allows staff to scan documents by their patient’s bedside. This leads to fewer interruptions to care, fewer errors and less lost paperwork.

Integrated barcode recognition (using additional software such as Barcode Utility) enables the routing of documents to pre-designated locations. Data sharing becomes more efficient with scanned documents sent to the correct, pre-determined, secure location. This digitisation process makes sharing data such as patient records or test results in and between departments easier and quicker.

To ensure the process is seamless, scanned documents are enhanced using a range of imaging processing features such as automatic skew correction, blank page skipping, and the ability to make text searchable. Multi-feed detection allows the scanning of different media in the same batch. High-capacity automatic document feeders mean staff spend less time manually organising patient records and more time with patients themselves.

And thanks to end-to-end security features like secure function lock and NFC for user authentication, confidential information is protected at all times.

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Brother Digital Demos

Set up your virtual product demo or meeting today. 

Tradeshows, events, and in-person meetings across the globe have been cancelled or postponed over the last two years. We’re committed to meeting your ongoing business needs either in-person or digitally. If we missed the chance to connect with you at an event, or if you want more information on our printing and labelling solutions, schedule your Brother Digital Demo now. Our experts will deliver the personalised information and support you need to keep innovating and competing. 

How it works 

Brother digital demos offer various opportunities for connection to keep your business going strong – from web-cased demos and meetings and one-on-one calls. Set up your free digital demo in three easy steps: 

1. Request: complete the form to get things rolling 
2. Schedule: coordinate the date and time that works for you 
3. Meet: connect with an expert for personalised support 


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Meeting the complex print needs of a multi-site healthcare trust

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust have around 3,500 staff across four sites and operate a range of acute services. Each site relied heavily on printed documents for record-keeping and communication, meaning their carers spent valuable time on admin rather than with their patients.

Find out how Brother saved Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust £200,000 and increased printer up time to 99.9%.

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Boost your print efficiency, every day

Getting all your desktop devices under one contract, with services such as our Managed Print Services, can help you improve processes, minimise disruption and allow staff to spend more time focusing on patients. Automatic toner ordering and delivery frees up staff time and prevents unnecessary downtime. While full visibility and control over your print usage helps you uncover cost and time savings for frequent tasks like printing admission notes, appointment letters and care information. All of this comes with exceptional support before and after installation, allowing you to forget print frustrations and let staff concentrate on delivering high-quality patient care.

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NHE's Finger on the Pulse podcast

Listen now to hear Ged Cairns and Matt Jones from Brother discuss how Brother’s print, scan and specialist labelling solutions help improve everyday IT processes to deliver better experiences for patients and staff in healthcare.
Podcast preview: Finger on the pulse hosted by Matt Roberts

Episode 15

The tangible benefits of Brother technology

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Productivity and workflow are enhanced thanks to useful shortcuts, process automation such as streamlining day-to-day processes that scan directly to specific folders.
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Our robust and dependable technology is made for the everyday high demands of the healthcare environment and won’t let staff down.
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Cost effective

Reduce costs without impacting care quality by reducing the time staff take on admin duties and eliminating costly printing behaviours.
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End-to-end security keeps staff and patients protected, right down to the use of anti-tampering technology in our Genuine inks and toners.
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Because we know sustainability is important, we offer a variety of eco-friendly modes, as well as free recycling of all your Brother Genuine Supplies.