RFID-Tagging Backed by RAIN Alliance; AmerisourceBergen Makes It Easier to Track Medication Tray Inventory on the Go through New Mobile App
In an effort to advance inventory management technologies for acute care settings across the United States, global healthcare company AmerisourceBergen today announced updates to its medication tray solution. Specifically, the addition of universal RAIN radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags on medication, which enables health systems to manage and monitor inventory with consistent ease and accuracy. In addition to universal tagging, AmerisourceBergen is now rolling out a mobile application to complement its medication tray solution, allowing users to scan products from anywhere within the health system without the need for additional equipment.
“Acute care environments are constantly searching for ways to improve safety and efficiency —especially in operating and emergency settings,” said Chris Flori, vice president of business management solutions, AmerisourceBergen. “The updates to our medication tray solution bring greater simplicity, accuracy, robust compliance, and cost-effectiveness to inventory management, enabling health systems to focus more of their resources on providing quality care.”
AmerisourceBergen’s medication tray solution is automated and makes managing medication trays accurate and easy — helping providers put their energy toward improving patient care. The system tracks products dispensed from and returned to the pharmacy and flags them for expiration dates, tampered product, etc. If there ever were a product recall, pharmacists can easily identify all the affected product in minutes.
Unique to AmerisourceBergen’s medication tray offering, all product comes pre-tagged with RAIN RFID tags and ready to go for customers. With no need to order and tag product separately, pharmacy staff can save valuable time and focus more of their time on higher value tasks. For those health systems currently utilizing third-party vendors to apply RAIN RFID tags, the AmerisourceBergen solution reduces lead time from order to delivery from weeks to days.
This new capability allows AmerisourceBergen’s medication tray solution to recognize any tag conforming to the RAIN standard. Adhering to this standard means any tagged product, whether originating from a manufacturer, another pharmacy or another solution provider can be immediately read and utilized by the solution.
AmerisourceBergen’s medication tray solution has a minimal footprint and fits in any space. It comes with a compact touchscreen kiosk, portable handheld scanner and now, there is a dedicated medication tray mobile app for easy scanning and tracking of inventory.
AmerisourceBergen has brought leading RAIN RFID-enabled inventory management solutions to the market for over a decade. AmerisourceBergen has thousands of connected devices globally, each offering compliance rigor from cold chain to ambient pharmaceutical supply chain tracking, in healthcare settings and in patient homes.
For more information about AmerisourceBergen’s medication tray solution, please visit: https://amerisourcebergen.com/provider-solutions/inventory-storage-and-tracking-solutions/medication-tray.
AmerisourceBergen fosters a positive impact on the health of people and communities around the world by advancing the development and delivery of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products. As a leading global healthcare company, with a foundation in pharmaceutical distribution and solutions for manufacturers, pharmacies, and providers, we create unparalleled access, efficiency, and reliability for human and animal health. Our 41,000 global team members power our purpose: We are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #8 on the Fortune 500 with more than $200 billion in annual revenue. Learn more at https://amerisourcebergen.com/.
Francesca Gunning, AmerisourceBergen
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