Hospitals and medical environments require extreme accuracy in tracking disposable item expiration and nondisposable instrument cleaning. This information maximizes quality of care and reduces chances for infection. Datalogic technology delivers solutions for both applications. Surgical instruments are etched using Datalogic laser marking systems allowing them to have permanent bar codes unaffected by harsh chemicals and autoclaves. These codes are read as part of the sterilization procedure. Datalogic scanners and mobile computers combine the latest data capture technology with Disinfectant-Ready enclosures designed to withstand daily cleaning with harsh chemicals to effectively fight germs and bacteria. These devices allow tracking of supplies and instruments from the sterile inventory to the operating room.