There are three facets of medical device management in healthcare facilities. These are: point-of-use patient allocation; audit, recall and reporting of devices across the continuum of the perioperative process; and control and compliance of reprocessing, handling and storage of medical devices incorporating real-time standard operating procedure competency compliance, monitoring, purchasing and maintenance. SurgiDat is dedicated to patient-centric inventory automation. One of SurgiDat’s solutions, Serenity GILab™, incorporates RFID into the production workflow process. This ensures compliance against non-conforming devices re-entering the production and/or storage workflow that don’t yet have required compliance.
SurgiDat utilizes RFID; both near-field HF and UHF tags. HF is used to integrate with a hospital’s facility security cards for SurgiDat Cloud9 Scope Storage systems, allowing monitoring of staff access and removal of scopes, to and from storage. This ensures access for any personnel that, in an emergency, need to access the scope cabinet based upon their respective facility security access credentials. UHF is used to track and manage devices and staff within a controlled environment. This ensures scopes or devices returning as “used” to a clean environment are alerted to users, thus mitigating patient safety and risk. SurgiDat RFID RTLS solution is non-proprietary and is compatible with most passive RFID UHF tags, including active tags (battery-powered) and is EPC C1G2 (ISO18000-6C) compliant.
The incorporation of fully integrated and interactive scope maintenance and loaner management, including RMA management, sets SurgiDat apart from other systems. It allows significant improvement in Leak Testing failure management against real time competencies and other maintenance requirements, driven directly from the SOP for a user-action within the real time workflow.
SurgiDat allows an organization to roll out and manage standardization of auditable competencies. This ensures standardization and reproducible quantity outcomes for scope reprocessing.
Source: SurgiDat Corp.