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October 30, 2015

Janam Technologies Supplies LA DHS with the XG3

The Los Angeles Department of Health Services (DHS) has 19 health centers, four hospitals and a staff of 19,000 with a budget of $4 billion. When the organization was looking for a technology that would track all of its assets across all its centers, it selected the Janam XG3 handheld computer.

As the second largest municipal health system in the country, it takes care of 670,000 unique patients annually. This requires a management system capable of handling the complexities of such a large organization. And part of this management includes an inventory system that can keep track of every equipment the DHS has in all its facilities in order to run the organization more efficiently.

Janam Technologies, provider of rugged, handheld computing devices for mobile workers, was selected by DHS to deploy its XG3 for inventory management and tracking of medical equipment and supplies in all of its facilities. Janam handheld computers have been designed to keep working in the most hostile environment across many industries with standards that meet government and private requirements.

"If the 19,000 staff members of Los Angeles County’s Department of Health Services are able to spend less time searching for medical equipment and more time focused on improving the patient experience, everyone wins,” said Harry B Lerner, CEO of Janam. “Our lightweight, powerful, full-shift XG3 with integrated barcode scanning is the ideal tool to help organizations like DHS achieve their goals for high-quality, patient-centered and cost-effective healthcare.”

The XG3 is a gun -shaped rugged mobile computer designed to simplify the scanning and cataloging of inventory. According to the company, it is the lightest industrial grade device in its class, with a rugged design that allows it to survive six-foot drops on concrete on all sides, as well as IP65 standards for use in wet and dirty environments. In addition to the durability features, it has a 5200mAh hot-swappable Li-ion battery to provide operations throughout the workday.

The XG3 has been optimized for scan intensive operations along with a 3.5-inch color display with hardened glass, ARM Cortex-A8 CPU @ 1GHz, choice between Honeywell’s Adaptus imaging technology or Motorola’s SE965 extended-range 1D laser scan engine, and choice of keypads.

For large medical organizations such as the LADHS, not knowing where a particular medical equipment is located can be costly, both in terms of financial loses and not being able to deliver the necessary care. By keeping track of all of its assets, it can avoid these types of problems and, if even marginally, begin to eliminate waste and cut costs.  

Edited by Kyle Piscioniere
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