January 2017: At its exhibit at the OR Business Management Conference in New Orleans, VUEMED was pleased to launch two new tools for managing and documenting in real time the usage of clinical supplies: VueTray and VueSurg, both of which use either barcode scanning or UHF RFID technology in combination with an easy-to-use touchscreen interface. VueTray is an application designed specifically for orthopedic implants and trays, and trauma trays, and keeps a tally of trays used, all parts used by tray and by level within each tray, as well as a complete list and count of all items used during a procedure. VueSurg is a platform for managing, tracking and documenting surgical instruments from sterile processing to the point of care. VueSurg uniquely identifies individual instruments, as well as their flow, locations, chain of custody, patient utilization and sterile processing. Click here for VUEMED and Impinj’s joint presentation at the conference.
October 2016: VUEMED held its first joint webinar with Impinj on October 13 on the topic of: How UDI-Compliant RAIN RFID Technology is Transforming the Healthcare Supply Chain Transforming the Healthcare Supply Chain. Click here for a recording of the webinar.
October 2016: VUEMED is pleased to announce its new partnership with Xerafy, a Hong Kong-based leader in the development of Gen2 passive UHF RFID metal tags. Having understood for some time that interest in using RFID for hospital operations is clearly growing, their work is part of a larger move toward “smart” equipment and supply management that combines sensors, RFID, the Internet of Things (IoT), and other technologies. Xerafy offers improvements for end user workflow, customized data capture technologies, and RF analysis and optimization techniques. Click here for the Press Release.
August 2016: VUEMED is pleased to announce the release of VueTrack-Mobile™, our newest technology solution within the VueTrack suite of products that was the star of our booth at last week’s AHRMM16. VueTrack-Mobile is a robust, hand-held barcode scanning/UHF RFID reader powered by VUEMED’s latest inventory tracking app – designed to quickly perform a variety of inventory counting and auditing tasks, including identifying expired or recalled items. When VueTrack-Mobile is used in its RFID mode, it can record an entire supply or procedure room’s inventory and sync it to the cloud in one sweep that lasts less than a minute.
July 2016: VUEMED is pleased to announce its new partnership with Claflin. The multi-faceted talent at Claflin brings rich experience providing a broad range of services in the healthcare supply chain in the New England market. Our partnership will focus primarily on jointly delivering innovative supply chain and inventory management solutions to hospitals in the Northeast market.
July 2016: VUEMED is pleased to announce its new partnership with Champion Healthcare Technologies, a healthcare information technology company and leader in providing medical device management systems for hospitals. Click here for the Press Release.
March 2016: VUEMED is pleased to announce a new partnership with Logihedron, a leading Canadian supply management and consulting organization that has just signed an agreement to distribute VUEMED’s Software as a Service solutions in Canada, namely VueTrack-RF. Click here for the Press Release.
April 2015: VUEMED is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Zebra Technologies to release VueTrack-UDI, a ground-breaking new RFID solution for enabling manufacturers and hospitals to comply with the FDA’s Unique Device Identification (UDI) regulations for medical devices. Click here for the Press Release.
March 2015: VUEMED is pleased to announce that it will deploy the Impinj xArray® technology as part of its VueTrack-RF solution for tracking and managing medical devices and supplies throughout the healthcare supply chain. Click here for the Press Release.
August 2014: AHRMM14 in Orlando, FL this past week presented an excellent opportunity for VUEMED to introduce its newest technology solution, VueTrack-RF. This solution tracks medical supplies, assets and people in real time with 99.5% accuracy, using advanced ultra-high frequency RFID antennas and inexpensive, versatile passive tags. There was much interest in this solution from the many providers, manufacturers and distributors who visited our exhibit booth and reception. A major theme at this year’s AHRMM was the importance of accurate and complete data, and the critical role of the supply chain in achieving it. VUEMED is extremely well positioned to offer the tools and services to all key industry constituents in order to fulfill this role for the supply chain.
April 2014: VUEMED is pleased to announce the inauguration of its European operations through an exclusive partnership with distributors based out of Basingstoke, Hampshire, U.K.
April 2013: VUEMED and Optimé Supply Chain have joined forces to create OptiVue™, an exclusive Web-based software solution that gives hospital managers and administrators reliable and comprehensive clinical utilization data, as well as the means to analyze and act on it. OptiVue™ successfully breaks down IT system silos in hospitals and creates a seamless, integrated data flow from otherwise fragmented applications, such as materials management, clinical information systems, billing and electronic medical records. OptiVue™ connects patient, demographic and account information to the supplies used at the point of care, as well as to the performing physicians and procedure type. As a result, hospitals are able to track product flow, clinical utilization and patient care costs with complete certainty. Official OptiVue™ Press Release.
December 2012: VUEMED is pleased to announce that Version 5 (V5) of our VueTrack™ software is now being implemented at many of our customer sites as part of the free upgrade program that comes with their subscription to VueTrack™. Numerous enhancements have been made that are visibly boosting the user’s experience. For example, the V5 scanning application now has an audit tool for periodic or annual inventory recount that enhances inventory accuracy. Furthermore, our all-new V5 web reporting system uses cutting-edge technology that dramatically increases its reporting capabilities, allowing for even more impressive data analyses and comparisons. It also now includes a dashboard that displays all vital information about inventory status and usage transactions, while providing one-click access to custom reports and a more comprehensive and intuitive search function. In addition, our new version of VueTrack™ also enables users to maintain full traceability of surgical case carts, manage product orders and correct inventory discrepancies more effectively, and provide more powerful financial reporting about the composition, usage and value of inventory.
October 2012: Our Germany-based partner, Madera, is adding Belgium and the Netherlands to its VueTrack™ distribution territory.
May 2012: VUEMED has recently witnessed an upsurge in the interest of smaller hospital departments in finding effective inventory management tools. Our recent implementation of VueTrack™ in the GI department at Massachusetts General Hospital is an example of such interest, and we look forward to continuing our longstanding partnership with MGH.
December 2011: VUEMED expands further into Australia with the implementation of VueTrack™ in the Cath Lab at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney. VUEMED works in collaboration with Imaxeon in Australia, its exclusive local distributor.
December 2010: VUEMED expands to Australia with the installation of VueTrack™ in the Interventional Radiology Department at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney. Liverpool Hospital is the largest tertiary facility in New South Wales with a capacity of 855 beds. VUEMED’s expansion into Australia is being conducted in partnership with its exclusive local distributor Imaxeon in Sydney, NSW, a distributor and manufacturer of medical products.
October 2010: VUEMED expands to Europe with the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement with the medical products distribution firm Madera, based in Saarbrücken, Germany. The VUEMED/Madera partnership will focus on distributing VueTrack™ in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, and Lichtenstein.