Press Release: Aila Launches Free iOS App to Help Healthcare Workers Safely Scan And Capture Patient ID And Specimen Samples Without the Need for Unnecessary Physical Contact

By Aila Staff

April 28, 2020

Leveraging Aila’s image-based scanning technology, frontline healthcare workers can easily and accurately capture patient data from U.S. driver’s licenses and pair it with barcodes on specimen samples from safe distances using any iOS device.

Natick, MA  ̶  April 28, 2020  ̶  Aila Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of image-based scanning solutions for enterprise, today announced the launch of its Healthcare Express app for iOS. The free app leverages Aila’s enterprise-grade barcode scanning capabilities to safely allow healthcare workers at drive-throughs and field hospitals to quickly capture patient data from U.S. driver’s licenses and barcodes on specimen collection tubes, minimizing the need for unnecessary physical contact.

The easy-to-use app captures 1D, 2D and PDF417 barcodes on labels, mobile phone displays, and U.S. driver’s licenses and parses the data to automatically and accurately capture name, address and other identifying information and pair it with clinical specimen data— all in seconds. Healthcare workers can then print or export the data instantly, making these critical workflows more efficient and safe. The Healthcare Express app is also HIPAA-compliant as none of the data is stored in the app or shared with any 3rd party.

Aila’s Healthcare Express app captures the following barcode data:

Specimen collection tube barcode data

  • Code-128
  • EAN-13
  • QR Code
  • Micro QR
  • GS1

All U.S. driver’s licenses

  • PDF-417

Aila Healthcare Express - patient match and specimen tube scanning

“Our scanning technology has been supporting the frontlines of healthcare across thousands of patient service centers as a reliable and efficient way of providing a contactless patient check-in,” said Matt Kowalczyk, CTO at Aila Technologies. “Now more than ever, we see how vision technology like ours can help support our healthcare workers and rallied our teams to demonstrate how our scanning technology can accurately capture key patient data at safe distances.”

The Healthcare Express App leverages Aila’s advanced image-based scanning software, SoftScan™, an enterprise-grade barcode scanning solution that works on any iOS device. With SoftScan, enterprises can easily and quickly access a powerful scanning device directly from their pockets to streamline their workflows and facilitate customer or patient interactions in real-time. SoftScan enables enterprises to consolidate the devices they use to manage daily processes into a single, easily accessible smartphone device.

Aila’s Healthcare Express app is completely free and available for immediate download at Apple’s App Store here. To learn more about Aila’s Healthcare Express App, visit


About Aila Technologies, Inc.

Aila Technologies brings worlds together—physical and digital, present and future, companies and consumers—through the power of enterprise-grade data capture. Driven by its proprietary TrueScan scanning technology, Aila’s platform of devices and software solutions deliver enterprise-grade data capture through image-based scanning on iOS. Aila provides solutions for the retail, grocery, healthcare, hospitality, financial, and travel industries. Learn how Aila Technologies is making every interaction and transaction it touches more valuable for every customer, every day, at

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