IntelliGuard Announces the Only RFID-Automated Waste Witness Software Platform to Acute Care Hospitals

IntelliGuard launches new waste witness software as the latest innovation offering to manage narcotic waste and prevent diversion in hospitals.
SAN DIEGO - June 10, 2019 - PRLog -- 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," said Gordon Krass, "Our research with both pharmacy and anesthesia providers has been instrumental in providing technology to better patient care. IntelliGuard is focused relentlessly on developing breakthrough innovation that will shape the health care of tomorrow."

The IntelliGuard® RFID Ecosystem
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:
  • IntelliGuard Pharmacy Station -- Facilitates fast, accurate inventory management and reprocessing of procedural and emergency medication kits and trays returned to the hospital pharmacy for replenishment. Pharmacy staff can scan more than 150 items in seconds, providing details of missing, expired, soon-to-expire and recalled drugs.
  • IntelliGuard Smart Cabinets -- Consists of RFID-enabled controlled temperature cabinets used to securely store, track and monitor critical drug inventory and the conditions in which it is stored. Inventory details are automatically updated as items are removed or replaced, and secure remote access is enabled without disrupting caregiver workflows -- open the door, remove what's needed, and close the door.
  • IntelliGuard Insights -- enables data-driven decision making at your fingertips.  Insights is a powerful analytics engine that transforms pharmacy inventory data into a strategic business intelligence tool.  Combined with RFID, Insights gives you the data you need to drive intelligent and strategic decisions for your health system.  Dashboards are intuitive and remove ambiguity about important day-to-day decisions that positively impact organizational results.

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.

IntelliGuard is a dba of MEPS Real-Time, Inc. MEPS, MEPS Real-Time and IntelliGuard are registered trademarks and Intelligent Inventory Solutions, IG Solutions and the IG logo are trademarks of MEPS Real-Time, Inc., Carlsbad, CA, in the United States and/or other countries.

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