NDC Translator - Software that enables any barcode scanner to produce the 11-digit NDC number from the actual medication barcode.
Since using NDC Translator, we have noticed a large improvement in the standardization of NDC codes in our current bedside solution. We also use RoboCheck to improve the efficiency of checking and to reduce errors in items being dispensed to the floor.
In a hospital pharmacy setting, drug databases are essential. However, creating hospital drug databases is a high maintenance and endless project. With the NDC Translator®, hospital pharmacies can drastically reduce their drug database workload by virtually eliminating the process of barcode association files. The NDC Translator software is simple, inexpensive and easy to integrate into your hospital’s existing workflow. This patented technology is used in hospitals and retail pharmacies across the country.
NDC Translator software scans a barcode and provides users with the actual 11-digit NDC number of the medication. The Translator interprets, parses and converts the data in the barcode to the 11-digit NDC number. This technology works seamlessly with any application, eliminating the need for maintaining drug dictionaries and barcode linking files.
Saves time by eliminating drug database maintenance procedures
Eliminates the need to manage and cross reference files
Scans medications as they are received or dispensed
Compatible with 1D and 2D barcode symbologies
Quick and accurate product selection and billing
Provides the lot number and expiration dates into appropriate fields when present within the barcode
NDC Translator software also incorporates lot numbers and expiration dates. As manufacturers begin to include lot numbers and expiration dates in their medication barcodes, it is increasingly important that hospital pharmacies keep track of this information. This software will alert users if a medication is expired and can output lot number and expiration date information into the appropriate fields in the desired system or application. The 11-digit NDC number can be seamlessly entered into any application including, but not limited to:
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