Hospitals & Healthcare Organizations
Shortages & Recalls
Persistent, recurring shortages of generic drug products have been plaguing clinical pharmacies for years, and the issue is getting more acute. Being able to track unique doses across the entire facility - even into non-automated storage devices like carts, kits and trays - is key to redeploying inventory in times of shortage. Similarly, when recalls are issued, being able to distinguish between lots for all RFID products means a precise, non-disruptive process of removing the product from the floors.
Historically, DoseID RFID systems have been primarily used for medication processing, charging and management. However, with the ability to trace the exact vial, syringe or ampule to its own administration, with patient and provider linked, there are so many exciting possibilities: real-time views of controlled substance custody, patient-specific dose prep tracking and clinical trial management… it’s up to the hospital leaders in DoseID to identify the highest-value solutions so the industry can get to work.
High Level Benefits
- Prioritize which solutions will be improved with DoseID and establish best practices for leveraging RFID to drive workflow improvements
- Define solution-to-solution handoff requirements to ensure that the item attributes being tracked are communicated between devices and systems, such as time out of refrigerators, expiration dates, recall status, compound date/time, etc.
- Improve ordering and supply chain management through the use of unit-dose serialization
- Explore improvements to billing processes and data systems for programs like 340B