CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MEPS Real-Time, Inc., an innovator of RFID solutions for pharmacy automation and inventory management, will unveil the Intelliguard® RFID Smart Drawer at the 2014 Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition of the American Society for Health-System Pharmacists in Anaheim, Calif., from Dec. 7-11, 2014.
As the healthcare industry’s first and smallest RFID-enabled drawer, it will be offered as a component for anesthesia supply carts or automated anesthesia systems. The Intelliguard® RFID Smart Drawer automates information capture to accurately and efficiently record anesthesia medication supplies used during surgery. Using patented and exclusive RFID technology, the autonomous drawers are designed to electronically capture data on intraoperative medication usage to support charge capture and provide automatic processing alerts to pharmacies for replenishment tasks.
The new Intelliguard® Smart Drawer streamlines medication management in the operating room and procedural areas by automatically updating inventory each time the drawer is opened and closed. Unlike barcode solutions, RFID requires no manual scanning or item-level counting to ensure 100 percent compliance, eliminating the challenge of interrupting anesthesiologists to capture inventory utilization. Anesthesia supply cart and automated anesthesia system manufacturers will appreciate that the drawers can be customized to integrate with various size and drawer front configurations.
“Increasingly, hospital pharmacies around the country are leveraging RFID-enabled medication management systems to improve efficiency, accuracy and patient safety,” said Shariq Hussain, CEO, MEPS Real-Time, Inc. “Our new Intelliguard® Smart Drawer expands those benefits into the operating room. Medication tray inventory can now be automatically read to capture medication utilization, and restock notifications can be electronically delivered to the pharmacy staff as inventory is depleted. Anesthesia cart manufacturers can now differentiate with a truly unique technology that captures data immediately upon medication removal and enables continuous inventory management in the operating room and other procedural areas without disruption to anesthesia workflows.”
Standard-Setting Technology Behind Innovation at MEPS Real-Time Inc.
Since its founding in 2006, MEPS Real-Time, Inc. has set the standard for RFID-enabled systems that provide hospital pharmacies with real-time visibility of high-value, critical dose medication inventory, reduce costs associated with manual, error-prone inventory tasks, and ensure that the right drugs in the right doses are available when and where they are needed.
The company has integrated and brought to production two patented and exclusive Dynamic Sensor Module™ (DSM) antenna solutions to increase read rates and reliability of RFID systems specifically to address medical applications. These DSM technologies are incorporated to provide excellent RFID system performance in a size-efficient, cost-effective form factor such as the new Intelliguard® Smart Drawer.
“Our new Intelliguard® Smart Drawer provides never before available RFID functionality to anesthesia supply carts or automated anesthesia systems as a singular solution, and can also be directly integrated with our Intelliguard® Kit and Tray Management System to enable a closed loop anesthesia inventory management system,” said Jay Williams, Vice President, Business Development and Marketing. “Although today we are making our RFID-enabled Smart Drawer available as a component to anesthesia cart manufacturers, we have set the stage to enable further refinement of our Intelliguard® Kit and Tray Management System workstations to fit smaller space requirements in hospital satellite pharmacies and other areas where kit and tray inventory replenishment takes place.”
Original equipment manufacturers can learn more about the new Intelliguard® RFID Smart Drawer and schedule a private live demonstration at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition at MEPS Real-Time® booth #417 by contacting Jay Williams, Vice President, Business Development and Marketing, at MEPS Real-Time Inc., (760) 448-9596, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hospital pharmacy leaders should visit the MEPS Real-Time® booth #417 to see the new Intelliguard® RFID Smart Drawer innovation and be added to the interest list to be among the first notified when they are available through their anesthesia cart supplier.
About MEPS Real-Time, Inc. and Intelliguard® RFID Solutions for Critical Inventory™
Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., MEPS Real-Time, Inc. (mepsrealtime.com) is a leading innovator of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions for pharmacy automation and inventory management. Its suite of Intelliguard® RFID Solutions offers unprecedented real-time visibility of high-value, critical-dose drug inventory to reduce costs through inventory management and monitoring of expiration dates, NDCs, lot numbers and temperature; increase staff efficiency by eliminating manual counting and item-level scanning through automation; improve patient safety through medication error prevention; and enhance diversion prevention with embedded security features. Intelliguard® RFID Solutions include Kit and Tray Management, Inventory Management and Vendor Managed Inventory Systems. MEPS Real-Time, Inc. holds nine issued patents and has eight patent applications pending in the United States and one patent and 24 applications in other countries that relate to the aspects of technology used in its products.
MEPS®, MEPS Real-Time® and Intelliguard® are registered trademarks and RFID Solutions for Critical Inventory™ and Dynamic Sensor Module are trademarks of MEPS Real-Time, Inc.