Automated Management and Reliable Processes

Inventory Management and Supply Chain Management

Be it in the production of pharmaceuticals, in laboratory or in hospital settings: Medications, containers, consumables and devices equipped with RFID-Labels can help optimize and professionalize processes. For instance, they are ideally suited for automated inventory management: Stored and removed products are read in an automatic and contactless process. As a result, current inventory levels and other relevant information such as expiration dates are always stored in a database and may be updated or supplemented as needed. Additionally, integrity, first-opening of or tampering with containers can be digitally monitored using RFID-Sensor-Labels specifically developed for this purpose.

For many process chains, live monitoring and automated control of logistic flow of materials and products can add major value in terms of efficiency and quality: At the various stations, the labels applied to the product are automatically read for complete end-to-end documentation and thus contribute to safeguarding processes or the supply chain.

Supply Chain Management in Hospitals

Efficient, error-free medication management is essential in hectic daily healthcare settings, for which RFID-Labels provide an effective and increasingly adopted solution. However, reading of UHF RFID-Labels positioned close to the liquid is impaired on syringes and vials containing liquid drugs. That is why flag labels protruding from the container are frequently used on them. Flag labels can be reliably read in many cases, but typically have to be manually applied to the container. This is not the case with optimized RFID-Labels from Schreiner MediPharm: They can be processed fully automatically and enable reliable reading.

Our competence center for RFID technology not only draws on an extensive portfolio of existing label designs and RFID inlays but can also develop solutions tailored to meet specific requirements. For syringes and vials, for example, Schreiner MediPharm has designed two new, very robust labels with antennas placed outside the liquid-filled area: The label-integrated UHF RFID inlay is located in the area of the cap and can be automatically processed as part of the primary container’s normal labeling workflow. In addition, both RFID solutions simplify bulk reading and can be optionally complemented by digital first-opening indication.

Efficient, error-free medication management is essential in hectic daily healthcare settings, for which RFID-Labels provide an effective and increasingly adopted solution. However, reading of UHF RFID-Labels positioned close to the liquid is impaired on syringes and vials containing liquid drugs. That is why flag labels protruding from the container are frequently used on them. Flag labels can be reliably read in many cases, but typically have to be manually applied to the container. This is not the case with optimized RFID-Labels from Schreiner MediPharm: They can be processed fully automatically and enable reliable reading.

Our competence center for RFID technology not only draws on an extensive portfolio of existing label designs and RFID inlays but can also develop solutions tailored to meet specific requirements. For syringes and vials, for example, Schreiner MediPharm has designed two new, very robust labels with antennas placed outside the liquid-filled area: The label-integrated UHF RFID inlay is located in the area of the cap and can be automatically processed as part of the primary container’s normal labeling workflow. In addition, both RFID solutions simplify bulk reading and can be optionally complemented by digital first-opening indication.

Possible Uses

  • Warehouse management and inventory management
  • Medication preparation at hospital pharmacies
  • Intralogistics such as hospital logistics
  • Process monitoring in laboratories
  • Automation of blood banks
  • Monitoring and control of packaging and logistics workflow

Benefits

  • Clear identification of medicines, samples, devices and materials
  • Product/integrity protection
  • Automatic reading of key product data such as product name, manufacturer, batch number and expiration date
  • Tracking to check if products are missing or approaching their expiration dates
  • Higher supply security
  • Protection of patients against potential medication errors
  • Higher process transparency and process reliability

Medication Tracking: The Digitized Hospital Pharmacy

Smooth and error-free medication management in hospitals can save lives. Medicines equipped with RFID-Labels assist staff in frequently hectic daily healthcare settings. From the hospital pharmacy to bedside dispensing, inventories can be monitored, and availability and patient safety efficiently ensured. However, this presupposes that the RFID-Label and tracking software and hardware are perfectly matched. In the U.S. company Kit Check, Schreiner MediPharm has found a suitable partner for this purpose.

Medication Tracking: The Digitized Hospital Pharmacy

Smooth and error-free medication management in hospitals can save lives. Medicines equipped with RFID-Labels assist staff in frequently hectic daily healthcare settings. From the hospital pharmacy to bedside dispensing, inventories can be monitored, and availability and patient safety efficiently ensured. However, this presupposes that the RFID-Label and tracking software and hardware are perfectly matched. In the U.S. company Kit Check, Schreiner MediPharm has found a suitable partner for this purpose.

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