RFID-enabled pre-filled, ready-to-administer syringes from FSS
As the global leader in pharmaceutical compounding, Fagron supports patient care across 35 countries, leveraging expertise from hundreds of full-time pharmacists, cGMP manufacturing experts, and international supply chain specialists.
Fagron Sterile Services US partnered with Kit Check to offer RFID-enabled products, reinforcing a commitment to reliable, high-quality medication solutions for our customers and their patients.
RFID technology can support patient safety and medication management to provide pharmacies and hospitals additional simplicity, visibility, and predictability.
A technology solutions company focusing on medication tracking from supplier manufacturing through distribution to the patient. The company is devoted to supporting patient safety and improving operational efficiencies in hospitals across North America.
What is RFID Technology?
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has a variety of use cases. At Fagron Sterile Services US, this technology enhances product labels on medication distributed to hospitals to support patient safety and hospital inventory management.
A microchip is imbedded into the label, and essential product information can be stored on the chip, or tag, that provides unit-level detail when scanned, like NDC, lot, and expiration date, of any medication or item within a hospital. This information can be tracked on a cloud based solution like the one offered by Kit Check.
What are the benefits of using RFID in the hospital?
RFID technology can be used in a variety of different ways in the hospital. It is tracking each unit level, shelfed bins, kits, trays, and trays within automated dispensing cabinets in the OR. That RFID technology tracks all the information a hospital may need on a cloud based solution. This information can be accessed from any computer at any time, providing information on when kits are expiring, when kits and trays need to be reworked, and unit-level information for each item within each kit and tray.
The system can also help in cases of product recalls or expirations. When recall or expiration information is received, the system can tell users exactly where the item is located within the hospital so the item, kit, or tray can quickly be removed.
What are best practices when implementing RFID technology?
As a hospital implementing RFID technology, it is important to start thinking about your process from your central pharmacy all the way through to how you are utilizing RFID technology in various RFID kits and trays throughout the hospital.
Leveraging RFID tags on shelfed bin inventory to track expiration dates on a shelf can help hospitals get ahead of when items expire and in locations that they are more likely to be used because utilization data can be housed in a software solution like Kit Check's. Leveraging that data in a hospital pharmacy's process can help improve efficiencies and further support patient safety.
What analytical advantages does RFID technology offer hospitals?
RFID technology can also support the OR space by making a variety of detailed reporting and analytics possible. A software solution can develop reports to be use to access unit level information to help inform proper inventory management decisions. Examples could include what items were consumed or removed. Another example could be setting par level to a certain quantity to see when the facility is meeting or exceeding that quantity and the average quantity used on a given day, week, or month.
Detailed unit level information can even help hospitals support 340B compliance by knowing what items, down to the NDC, lot, and expiration are present in the OR at a given time. This can help hospitals can better support optimized workflows, operations, inventory, and patient safety.
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