Most hospitals are bound to a specific "Code of Care" to prevent errors when administering medications to patients at the bedside. A critical component to these systems is Datalogic barcode scanners which automatically capture data from both the patient and the medication. This data is verified by healthcare information systems to ensure the right drug is administered to the right patient at the right time minimizing potentially lethal errors. Datalogic pioneered scanners manufactured for healthcare use with disinfectant ready and anti-microbial materials in the housings. These devices are specifically for healthcare applications where harsh disinfecting solutions can damage plastics and where protection against infection is crucial.