For most pharmacies, significant costs and risk of errors are often associated with medication inventory management and inconsistent processes. Patient safety concerns arise with stock-outs, drug shortages, expired or recalled medications. The pharmacy is often understaffed, and the regulatory environment is daunting. In addition, the increase in recalls and shortages have only amplified the complexity of the current situation. The challenge is to meet these demands in an environment filled with manual processes, little visibility and few automation tools.
Developed with pharmacy directors and managers in mind, the suite of IntelliGuard® Intelligent Inventory Solutions offers automated workflow processes and unprecedented real-time visibility of critical pharmaceutical inventory. With IntelliGuard® Solutions for hospital pharmacy automation, you’ll be able to quickly find and remove expired or recalled medication, promptly identify shortages to avoid stock-outs that can put patients at risk and accurately reconcile change capture.
The IntelliGuard® Kit and Tray Management System is an RFID-enabled solution designed to enable faster kit and tray replenishment and reduced errors. It inventories more than 150 items in seconds, providing details as to what’s missing, expired and soon-to-expire when medication kits, trays, tackle boxes and fanny packs/duffel bags are returned to the pharmacy for reprocessing.
The IntelliGuard® Linked Visibility Inventory System™ uses patented and exclusive RFID technology to automatically collect actionable medication inventory data at the point-of-care, without requiring manual counting, paper recording or item-level scanning. Pharmacists are equipped with continuous accurate inventory level visibility, advanced notification of impending stock-outs, precise utilization data for charge capture reconciliation and the data to identify diversion vulnerabilities.
The IntelliGuard® Smart Cabinet Inventory System uses RFID technology to track and monitor critical pharmaceuticals and the conditions in which they are stored. Smart Cabinets include an embedded RFID reader which scans for RFID tags and updates inventory every time the unit door is opened and closed. Pharmacy management receives actionable data for evidence-based decision making to control expenditures, and right-size inventory levels to ensure the right drugs are available to meet patient needs.
IntelliGuard® Intelligent Inventory Solutions eliminate the risk of human error, increase staff efficiency through automated workflow processes, improve patient safety through medication error prevention and enhance diversion prevention with embedded security features.
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