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FDA’s UDI Regulations – Friend or Foe?

At the IDN Summit last week, we held a focus group with supply chain and value analysis experts at leading hospitals from around the country about the impact of the FDA’s Unique Device Identification (UDI) regulation.  We talked about how this regulation, which was initially seen by many as a nuisance that was going to […]

September 30, 2015

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Pros & Cons of Mobile Devices for the Supply Chain

I was recently interviewed about the pros and cons of mobile/portable electronic devices for the healthcare supply chain in hospitals.  As I stated, the emphasis should really be on the whole solution, not just one component of it such as whether the device is mobile or not.  The solution is what drives the efficiency in […]

March 16, 2015

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The Pitfalls of Supply Documentation at the Point of Care

Recently at the OR Manager Conference in Long Beach, CA we held a presentation entitled “Pitfalls and Implications of Current Supply Documentation at the Point of Care.”  In it we highlighted how manual, duplicative and error-ridden this process is, and why poor point-of-care data matters – the implications of inaccurate patient medical records, poor recall […]

September 29, 2014

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Reflecting on AHRMM14

Last week VUEMED participated in the AHRMM14 conference in Orlando. As always, AHRMM was a great opportunity to reconnect with current customers and meet potential new customers. But this year was special for us because we had the opportunity to introduce our newest technology solution, VueTrack-RF™.  We’re proud of this new milestone in our company. […]

August 14, 2014

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Are you ready for the FDA’s UDI mandate?

Q: What is the FDA’s UDI mandate? A: The FDA issued a final rule on September 24, 2013 establishing a labeling system for the identification of medical devices through distribution and use with a unique device identifier, or UDI. Q: How will this mandate be carried out? A: The FDA rule requires that the package […]

October 23, 2013

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Reflecting on AHRMM 2013

If you attended the 51st Annual AHRMM Conference in San Diego recently, you might have noticed that vendors representing inventory management solutions were more numerous than in previous years. This was confirmation for me that hospitals as a whole are putting more emphasis than ever on inventory control. Also, it shows that the market is catching […]

September 5, 2013

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The Crisis of Medical Billing Practices Today

A couple of articles published in the past couple of months about hospital billing have illustrated a great crisis of our modern healthcare system in the U.S. There was the very informative but disturbing article in Time magazine in March, “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us” by Steven Brill (http://tinyurl.com/afcvpxa), which made no […]

May 28, 2013

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VUEMED and Optimé Supply Chain team up

We’re very excited about our new collaboration with Optimé Supply Chain.  You may have seen on nbcnews.com or on Yahoo! Finance that VUEMED and Optimé have joined forces to create OptiVue™, an exclusive Web-based software system that combines VueTrack™ and SmartANALYTICS™ (by Optimé). OptiVue™ is a critically important development because it solves the data problem that […]

April 18, 2013

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Collaborating with hospital IT departments

We were recently asked to share any particularly difficult experiences we’ve had managing an organization’s inventory. For us, the biggest challenges have probably been with the IT departments of hospitals. Whenever a hospital brings in a new technology to improve its clinical inventory management, there are always a number of IT hurdles to overcome at the implementation […]

February 27, 2013

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Patient safety – lessons from other industries

When I was at the OR Manager Conference in Las Vegas this fall, I met one of the OR managers who recounted to me his ordeal getting there from the East Coast. As this was a long trip, he had upgraded himself to first class and was just getting settled into his seat when the […]

January 30, 2013

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