MEPS® Will Provide Proprietary Turnkey Solution for the Management of High-Value Medications in Healthcare Settings
CARLSBAD, Calif. (Dec. 23, 2013) — MEPS Real-Time, Inc., a leading provider of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions for medication management in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, today announced that FFF Enterprises, Inc. has selected the Intelliguard® Inventory Management System to power its new VERIFIED™ Inventory Program (VIPc). The Intelliguard® Inventory Management System leverages MEPS® patented RFID technology to enable continuous temperature monitoring and real-time inventory visibility of high-value, critical-care medication.
FFF Enterprises is the nation’s largest distributor of plasma products, vaccines and other biopharmaceuticals. Its industry-first VIPc program streamlines high-value medication inventory management while eliminating carrying costs for healthcare providers through a consignment- based model.
“Our state-of-the art VIPc program has set a precedent in the industry by allowing healthcare providers to streamline inventory management and leverage round-the-clock visibility for enhanced patient care without setup charges or lease fees,” said Patrick M. Schmidt, chief executive officer, FFF Enterprises, Inc. “The Intelliguard® Inventory Management System from MEPS Real-Time® provides us with an innovative, reliable and end-to-end solution that encompasses RFID labeling and encoding, installation and support, and real-time inventory and temperature monitoring configured specifically for each healthcare provider.”
The turnkey Intelliguard® Inventory Management System is the cornerstone of the VIPc program.
The system features multiple sizes of Intelliguard® Controlled Temperature Cabinets embedded with patented RFID technology that deliver immediate and actionable alerts and reports on temperature excursions, PAR-levels reached, dispensing and loading activity, re-orders, lot number, and expiration dates. Notifications and alerts are sent to computers or smart devices through the cloud-based Intelliguard® Cloud Connect™ service for immediate connectivity and visibility for healthcare providers.
The cabinets meet USP 797 requirements with pre-set temperature settings for Cold (2 -8°C) or Controlled Room (20-25°C) temperature settings. They are configured to work within Ethernet, Wi-Fi or 3G/4G environments, feature glass and door shielding for a 99.9% read rate, and have adjustable and fixed shelves to accommodate from 50 to more than 500 items.
“We are honored that FFF Enterprises has selected MEPS Real-Time® to support their pioneering VIPc Inventory Management Program,” said Shariq Hussain, president and chief executive officer, MEPS Real-Time, Inc. “Since 2006, MEPS Real-Time® has been on the leading edge of developing RFID solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Our partnership with FFF Enterprises confirms that our groundbreaking Intelliguard® RFID Management Systems are vital inventory management solutions in today’s healthcare settings.”
About FFF Enterprises, Inc.
Temecula, Calif.-based FFF Enterprises is the largest and most trusted distributor of plasma products, vaccines and other biopharmaceuticals in the U.S. Founded in 1988, FFF is now in its 26th than one billion dollars in annual sales and a flawless safety track record. FFF has taken a leadership position in regard to supply chain safety and innovation, setting new standards and pioneering industry firsts. FFF’s commitment to Guaranteed Channel Integrity™ ensures that products are purchased only from the manufacturer and shipped only to healthcare providers, with additional steps taken to safely store, handle and ship products to ensure patient safety is never compromised. FFF’s proprietary systems, Verified Electronic Pedigree™ and Lot-Track™, provide verification of this secure channel, and FFF’s MyFluVaccine (www.MyFluVaccine.com) and VaxAmerica (www.VaxAmerica.com) are revolutionary vaccinating programs that have added a new level of safety, convenience and reliability to both healthcare providers and consumers.
About MEPS Real-Time, Inc.
Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., MEPS Real-Time, Inc. (mepsrealtime.com) is a leading provider of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Its suite of Intelliguard® RFID Management Systems offer healthcare providers unprecedented real-time visibility of medical and pharmaceutical inventory to reduce supply chain costs, improve patient safety, increase efficiency of pharmacy and nursing staff, and enhance diversion prevention. Intelliguard® solutions include Medication Management, Inventory Management, and Kit and Tray Management Systems.
MEPS, MEPS Real-Time and Intelliguard are registered trademarks and RFID Solutions for Critical Inventory are trademarks of MEPS Real-Time, Inc.