PDC Healthcare Becomes an Authorized Reseller of Intelliguard® Kit and Tray Management System
Automated Medication Kit Checking Solution Uses RFID Technology to Improve Patient Safety and Workflow Efficiency in Hospital Pharmacies
Valencia, CA (Oct. 29, 2014) – PDC Healthcare, the global leader of innovative identification solutions, announces a reseller agreement with MEPS Real-Time, Inc. authorizing PDC Healthcare to market the Intelliguard® Kit and Tray Management System in Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Georgia, and Florida. The Intelliguard® System uses RFID technology to automate medication inventory management and replenishment. The system will be demonstrated at the California Society for Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP) Seminar at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square from October 31 through November 1, at the Intelliguard® RFID Solutions kiosk #403, 405.
The Intelliguard® Kit and Tray Management System helps the hospital pharmacy to improve workflow efficiency and patient safety by automating kit and tray replenishment tasks. The system also helps reduce inventory costs and required work time. Pharmacy personnel simply load the Intelliguard® workstation with kits, trays, bags or tackle boxes that are returned for reprocessing, and in a matter of seconds, the system can scan more than 150 medications to instantly identify specific items and quantities for replenishment, expired and soon-to-expire medications, and recalls. The Intelliguard® Kit and Tray Management System offers a variety of workstation form factor sizes to fit all pharmacies and uses the industry’s smallest RFID Smart Tag to track critical medication data including NDC, expiration date and lot number.
“The Intelliguard® Kit and Tray Management System perfectly aligns with PDC Healthcare’s focus on solutions for critical patient safety and operational efficiencies,” said John Park, Pharm. D., Vice President, Marketing and Research and Development. “Now, more than ever, hospitals are tasked with becoming both safer and more efficient. This system is a perfect example of how ‘smart’ identification solutions can help our customers reach their medication safety and efficiency goals simultaneously.”
For more information about the Intelliguard® Kit and Tray Management System through PDC Healthcare, please contact Lorrie Hetherington, Regional Business Manager at 800-435-4242, ext. 1426.
About PDC Healthcare
With more than 55 years of experience, PDC Healthcare connects people, products, and technology worldwide through innovative identification systems for the safe and efficient management of patients and procedures. PDC Healthcare is the result of the merger between two industry leaders and pioneers in healthcare: Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC) and The St. John Companies Inc.
PDC Healthcare is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of wristband, label, medical records, and imaging systems. An originator of innovative technologies, the company introduced the first single-piece patient wristband, first bar code wristband system, first thermal printer wristband, first Smart Band®RFID wristband system, and the award-winning PDC Smart® Kiosk, among many other innovations.
PDC Healthcare products are used in leading hospitals worldwide and comprise a comprehensive range of solutions that provide positive ID and positive clinical outcomes, while meeting important guidelines of The Joint Commission, World Healthcare Organization, FDA, AHA, and HIPAA. Complying with ISO 9001 standards, PDC Healthcare follows a systematic, world-standard approach to ensure superior product design, manufacturing, and customer support services. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com or www.pdchealthcare.com
On Dec. 28, 2012, PDC Healthcare was acquired by Brady Corporation, (NYSE:BRC) a world leader in identification solutions for premises, products, and people.
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®, MEPS Real-Time® and Intelliguard® are registered trademarks and RFID Solutions for Critical Inventory is a trademark of MEPS Real-Time, Inc.