Biologics and tissues are transforming the space of healthcare. Biologics, in particular, are rising in popularity due to their ability to treat very complicated diagnoses and improve patient outcomes. In fact, biologics now make up more than half of all drugs in development and that number is expected to rise. Both tissues and biologics require a lot from hospital staff. They are both high-cost and high-maintenance, and if not properly tracked or stored, can be high-liability.
Tissues and biologics must be kept at certain temperatures and tissues should have effective tracking measures in place in the unfortunate event of a recall. Hospital staff can be tracking hundreds of different tissues and biologics at any given time and managing this level of inventory manually can be time consuming, as they are required to monitor temperature, condition of tissues, and maintain regulatory compliance. This tracking system can strip time away from patients and can be costly for hospitals for a variety of reasons.
Trying to figure out a way to effectively and safely track high-value inventory such as tissues and biologics can be a full-time job in and of itself, but Terso Solutions has done this for you. RAIN RFID takes the time and stress out of managing tissues and biologics, giving hospital staff more time with their patients. Our RFID sensors and open-API software, allow you to securely store all high-value products and monitor temperature remotely. Know instantly who took what product and when, helping to eliminate lost tissue and biologic samples. Our sensors are intuitive and can integrate into existing software platforms, making the switch to automating your inventory seamless.
With RAIN RFID and Terso Solutions, you can:
- Focus on patient care, not inventory
- Meet FDA and Joint Commission regulation, which requires tissues to be traceable from the donor to patient, or vice versa
- Monitor expiration and more easily locate recalled product
- Automate temperature monitoring and receive proactive alerts
RFID (radio frequency identification) is a is a form of wireless communication that uses radio waves to identify and track objects. RAIN RFID, in particular, is a passive (not battery operated), ultra-high frequency technology which enables industries like yours to improve the way you track inventory, making day-to-day life easier and leaving more time with patients.
How does Terso help me make the switch to RFID?
Our sensors, from enclosures that feature secure access, to mobile solutions such as our RFID Mobile Case, allow you to seamlessly track tissues and biologics. This provides you with the information you need to effectively handle recalls and comply with federal regulations.
Integration into existing inventory management software is easy with our open-API, cloud-based platform, Jetstream. Jetstream receives encrypted data from all sensors and then transmits this data directly to your software, making receiving real-time data easy and secure.
Your success in tracking inventory and improving patient care is important to us. From the first phone call, you will have someone dedicated to implementing this technology into your space, but it doesn’t stop there. Learn more about our technology and what to expect from beginning until end.
North Kansas City Hospital had a real inventory management crisis on their hands when trying to track tissues. Over 5,000 tissues were unaccounted for from a patient billing perspective, which led to a write-off of about $36,000 in missing tissue. Find out how sensors powered by Terso Solutions and TrackCore Inc.’s Operating Room helped to alleviate these costs and strain on staff.