Native Apps will Empower Users with Features Powered by Access to Hardware
NEWPORT BEACH, CA / ACCESSWIRE / April 24, 2017 / ORHub, Inc. (OTC PINK: ORHB), a cloud-based health care software-as-a-service company focused on decreasing costs and improving outcomes in surgical care, today announces the anticipated second-quarter release of its new iOS and Microsoft Surface App with built-in, high-performance barcode scanning capabilities.
While 90% of ORHub’s customer base is comprised of the doctors, nurses, administrators, and clerical staff at the hospital, a critical portion of data is entered by medical device sales representatives in the operating room.
While nurses typically use traditional, hand-held barcode scanners, sales reps record product SKUs, expiration dates and serial numbers by hand or on vendor-issued iPads. ORHub’s Native App allows access to a device’s hardware so reps can use the camera on their iPad to scan barcodes for the product they are using.
The app is integrated with high-performance barcode-scanning technology by Manatee Works, which offers built in support for the GS1 and HIBC barcode formats mandated by the FDA. ORHub’s iOS and Microsoft Surface App eliminates time-consuming manual data entry to streamline efficiencies in the operating room, and to eliminate errors associated with manual data entry.
“The ORHub iOS and Microsoft Surface App is a demonstration of how we can expand the value offered by our existing platform and empower more of the users already using ORHub to save even more time. We recognize medical device sales reps as a vital customer base, and are pleased to introduce something that will help them increase efficiency and productivity. The Native App reflects our commitment to making life in the operating room more agile and to eliminate as much unnecessary overhead as humanly possible,” says Wesley Mitchell, chief technology officer for ORHub.
By integrating Manatee Works’ fast barcode-scanning solutions into the app, every tablet, smartphone or wearable device with a camera can be used as a high-performance barcode scanning device. This dynamic replaces standard barcode scanners that sit in and are connected to a USB charging doc.
“We want to show support for our users, and also add barcode scanning capability from industry leader Manatee Works, who has great support for health care focused standards like GS1 and HIBC barcodes,” says Mitchell. “This allows reps to use the devices they love, and also to scan in the hardware they are selling with ease and to do so more quickly in the high-pressure environment of the operating room.”
About Manatee Works
Manatee Works offers mobile app developers simple, affordable, accurate, and fast barcode-scanning solutions for smartphones, tablets, and wearables. The Manatee Works Barcode Scanner SDK is robust enough for the most demanding, enterprise-grade applications. The company’s toolset and complementary products make those applications a snap to develop. Manatee Works SDK integrates seamlessly with StingRay, a case-attachable, mobile device module for OtterBox uniVERSE that projects an aiming pattern onto a barcode for faster and more efficient scanning.
Supporting the most symbologies, platforms, and development frameworks in its competitive landscape, Manatee Works delivers mobile barcode scanning solutions to successful businesses across a broad range of industries.
Cognex Corporation acquired the Manatee Works’ technology in 2015. Team Manatee remains committed to pioneering innovative mobile solutions and exceeding its customers’ expectations.
For more information, visit www.ManateeWorks.com.
About ORHub, Inc.
ORHub, born from the Microsoft for Start-Ups program, is HIPAA-compliant advanced surgical software provider focused on Revolutionizing the Business of Surgery™ through the foundation of electronic data capture at the point-of- surgical care to improve workflow, simplify work processes and access real-time data intelligence. The Company’s suite of products serves the needs of the health care industry including providers, patients, the government and the medical device vendors. ORHub provides a cloud-based software solution that captures information before, during and after surgery, filling a void in the current surgical information infrastructure and providing the first process to capture and measure the surgical process — evolving Big Data into Intelligent Digital Data.
Hospitals and surgeons can make real-time, data-driven decisions to improve business profitability and the quality of patient care. This innovative technology results in hospitals understanding costs and identifying areas of cost reductions, as well as results in increased accountability, automatic creation of comprehensive anatomic implant registries, real-time analytics, improved efficiencies, and compliance with existing government regulations. ORHub has offices in Tempe, Arizona; Southern California; Bellevue, Washington; and Jacksonville, Florida.
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