SAN DIEGO – June 10, 2019 — Healthcare providers can now look to IntelliGuard, a global leader in RFID medication management technology, for narcotic waste and witness in acute care hospitals. The new waste witness software supports federal and state laws and regulations, as well as compliance standards such as Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
“Providers have the impossible job of managing every medication in a hospital, including controlled substance security, administration and disposal,” said Gordon Krass, chief executive officer, IntelliGuard. “RFID is the only technology which provides the most accurate and reliable medication management data. And now we can help automate controlled substance waste administration, disposal and witness events.”
Late last year, the company launched the IntelliGuard Anesthesia Station which provides true operating room medication management, using RFID to record real-time drug dispense data in procedural areas, without disrupting anesthesiologists or delaying patient care. The addition of the waste witness module is just one example how the company is committed to address one area of health care that is ripe for improvement and modernization.
This new offering is expected to help healthcare organizations apply technology and diligent surveillance to more effectively review process compliance and effectiveness, strengthen controls, and proactively prevent diversion.
Early adopter feedback on the benefits of IntelliGuard Anesthesia and Waste Witness say that they finally have a technology solution that provides light to the traditional black hole of medication management and narcotic waste witness in procedural areas. It gives the pharmacy staff peace of mind and – because using RFID is so simple – there are no workarounds from anesthesiologists or nurses.
“We are known for clinical quality improvement and workflow integration,”
The IntelliGuard Anesthesia Station and waste witness module are part of a larger product ecosystem offered by IntelliGuard. The RFID Smart Tag Encoding Workstation is the core of the RFID-enabled management offering including:
About IntelliGuard® Intelligent Inventory Solutions™
IntelliGuard is a leading innovator of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions that offer automation to enable effective and efficient management of pharmaceutical inventory and critical care supplies in healthcare. IntelliGuard Intelligent Inventory Solutions provide unparalleled automation, real-time visibility, data and intelligence that touch nearly every part of the supply chain distribution process – from hospital and health system pharmacies to manufacturer and distributor supply chains. IntelliGuard develops patent technology and processes with an unwavering commitment to accuracy to eliminate human error, improve cost control, reduce risk, and increase efficiency. IntelliGuard Enterprise Solutions are comprised of modular, scalable inventory management products that include IntelliGuard Pharmacy, IntelliGuard Anesthesia, IntelliGuard Smart Cabinets and the analytics engine, Insights™. IntelliGuard is a charter member of RAIN RFID global alliance.
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