CHARLOTTE, NC - January 10, 2007 - International Business Solutions Alliance, LLC (IBSA) has signed an agreement with SATO America, Inc., a global leader in barcode printing, labeling, and EPC/RFID solutions, to offer a more secure method of administering patient care and improved patient safety through SATO's Positive Patient Identification solution.
SATO's Positive Patient ID solution offers healthcare providers a path to compliance using the latest in cost effective patient identification technology, SATO's DuraMark(TM) thermal wristbands, code colorized, fail-safe fastening clips, CTMD thermal printers, and Label Gallery2 HC(TM) application software.
Label Gallery2 HC seamlessly interfaces to any hospital information system and allows the use of advanced identification technologies. SATO's CTMD printers are high performance, small footprint thermal printers manufactured with an exterior made of anti-bacterial properties and are operationally quiet, enabling them to be placed in the most sensitive of hospital environments.
SATO's Positive Patient ID solution will advance an organization's method of banding, tracking, and administering medications to patients admitted to their facility. SATO's Positive Patient ID wristbands work seamlessly with existing bedside bar code systems and help to insure the proper patient receives safe, accurate, and timely medical procedures.
According to Jamie Stallings, SATO America's Healthcare Product Manager, "SATO's DuraMark wristbands enhance patient safety through positive identification of individuals by linking each patient's medical record number or account number using human readable text, barcodes, and if desired, a patient's photo. SATO's HealthCARE ID solution enables the facility to print the right wristband, for the right patient, at the right time without intervention from the nursing or administrative staff. It can further insure that the right medications are administered to the right patient." Stallings added, "Also important to note, SATO's Positive Patient ID solution meets or exceeds the demanding requirements of the FDA, AHA, HIPAA, and provides compliance with JCAHO guidelines for patient identification and safety."
"We are very excited about this new relationship with SATO. Their products are state-of-the-art and will allow our affiliates to bring added value to our customers," said Mark McKinney, IBSA's CEO.
The partnership with SATO will give IBSA an advantage in its current national healthcare contracts and in the pursuit of further contracts. The company currently holds a contract with Novation, the nation's largest hospital GPO, and First Choice Cooperative. Under those contracts, IBSA provides a broad range of products supplied by a diverse supplier pool.
SATO is a pioneer in the Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC) industry and the inventor of the world's first electronic thermal transfer barcode printer. It revolutionized the barcoding industry by introducing the Data Collection System (DCS) & Labeling concept - a total barcode and labeling solution providing high quality barcode printers, scanners/hand held terminals, label design software and consumables. SATO is one of the first in the industry to introduce a complete, multi-protocol EPC-compliant, UHF RFID solution.
SATO is publicly listed on the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange in Japan. It has worldwide offices in the United States, Belgium, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Poland, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and China. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005, it reported revenues of US$575 million. For more information, contact SATO America at www.satoamerica.com.
About International Business Solutions Alliance
International Business Solutions Alliance is an alliance of independent distributors nationwide. The company's current membership is comprised of over 130 distributor companies, which makes up a sales force of over 600. The company operates from its corporate headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. Current sales exceed $450 million. To learn more about IBSA or to become a member, log onto www.ibsaonline.com or call 866-704-6262.
For additional information contact:
Nikki Aurin 704-644-1650