LONGE, Karen
KAREN LONGE & ASSOCIATES
111 Huntington
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Phone: 847-615-5421 (O)
Fax: 847-295-0241
k.longe@sbcglobal.net
Karen M. Longe is president of Karen Longe & Associates, Inc. a consulting firm specializing in the implementation of Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) in the healthcare industry. Ms. Longe has extensive experience in the healthcare and the AIDC industries. Her work experience includes marketing management positions with Monarch Marking Systems, Zebra Technologies Corporation and the American Hospital Association. In these positions she worked with healthcare professionals and bar code manufacturers, distributors and software integrators to assure the development of applications and the dissemination of bar code equipment and supplies that satisfy the needs of the healthcare market. She has served on numerous industry bar code standards committees including ANSI MH10.8, the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), and the Telecommunications Industry Forum (TCIF). She chaired the Health Industry Bar Code (HIBC) Provider Applications Standard committee and continues to serve on the Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC) Bar Code Technical Committee. Ms. Longe initiated and continues to chair the Healthcare Committee for AIM USA. Ms. Longe is an internationally recognized speaker and author. She is the author of the book UPN Bar Code Labeling: A Guide for Implementation in Healthcare and co-author of the book Bar Code Technology in Healthcare: A Tool for Enhancing Quality, Productivity and Cost Management. Ms. Longe was honored to receive the prestigious Percival Award for her efforts to advance the use of bar coding in the healthcare industry.