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VUEMED understands that poor inventory control means patient safety risks, decreased quality of care, and a loss of revenue due to mismanaged supplies. VUEMED addresses the needs of healthcare organizations by combining its powerful Cloud analytics and reporting applications with the fastest growing segment in the radio frequency identification (RFID) market: passive UHF-based RAIN RFID technology.
“It is impossible to manage healthcare inventories without the use of technology because there aren’t enough eyes and hands in the field to keep track of each product from its point of entry in the hospital all the way to the point of care,” explains Arnold Chazal, CEO and Co-Founder of VUEMED. This company’s ecosystem of RAIN RFID solutions is designed to capture data efficiently and accurately—without human intervention—and generate meaningful and actionable reports. Individual tracking of items is possible with passive RFID tags affixed on every medical device or product. Each RAIN RFID tag contains comprehensive information about the item, including its unique identity, lot or serial numbers, production details, and expiration dates.
On the clinical end, VUEMED offers three complementary solutions. VueSurg utilizes RAIN RFID-based embedded chips in surgical instruments to track them individually, as well as their trays, through the sterilization process to their use at the point of care. VueTray is a similar solution developed specifically for orthopedic implants; it identifies each tray and its contents, and documents the utilization of each implant. And for non-critical, high-velocity, low-cost items consumed by hospitals, VUEMED offers an automated RAIN RFID Kanban system known as VueBin: alerts and analytics on depletion and replenishment rates allow the user to make informed decisions about replenishment levels, par levels on a rack basis, and so on.
“VUEMED’s inventory management and clinical documentation solutions enable providers to improve processes, gain efficiencies, mitigate risk, improve patient safety, and lower costs,” notes Chazal.“Our comprehensive Cloud analytics and reporting capabilities allow clinical managers, supply chain executives, value analysis teams, and finance and C-suite, to identify otherwise invisible trends and to look for opportunities to restructure and lean out their inventory, negotiate better terms with vendors, and understand correlations between the usage of products and clinical outcomes.”