Ward/Kraft is jumping over healthcare hurdles with its self-laminating wristbands, medical mount sheets, add-a-label form products and poly pockets. Poly pockets are used for several different applications. The first is collection kit for DNA or another type of specimen.
"You can't see the poly as it is clear, but you can see the tape where the form would fold over to seal the pocket. The second form is a chain-of-custody form. This is a multi-part form with a poly pocket as the back ply to store the contents during transit. The face would allow the lab tech to properly notate the contents and accurately label any additional forms or charts."
Unfortunately, no business sector, especially in these ever-trying financial times, is without its problems.
"Like in all businesses, they are watching costs, while trying to protect their patients when they remain in the care of the physician," Wenz said. "Wilmer's products protect against fraud and are of value when protecting a patient's health."
Davis believes the single biggest problem is the accuracy of the patient's information transferring from form to form and the accuracy of all numbers, barcodes and other printed information.
"Ward/Kraft uses camera verification equipment in and through the printing process to ensure that the forms are numbered and bar coded properly," he added. "This process verifies that there are no missing numbers or duplicates. [Both of] these two types of errors can lead to major problems in hospitals [and/or] clinics."
"Dying" is a pretty taboo word when it's spoken within the context of hospitals and medical-related issues. According to Davis, that word is nonexistent when it comes to medical sales and paper industry.
"We have really seen a rise in the healthcare market at Ward/Kraft and have not seen any trends that would suggest that the healthcare market would be dying down.