Our partner for the VBM Blister Packing Machine, Omnicell, Inc. posted a nice article about the usage of our VBM machine in combination with their SureMed Multimed Blister Cards. It helps their customers to provide an easy and safe way to assist patients with their medicine adherence in a timely, cost-effective manner.
Automated Dose Dispensing offers great opportunities for improving the medicine distribution but also some new challenges arise. Since dose dispensing requires the opening of secondary packaging and the removal of primary packaging, important information as batch number and expiry date can be lost during the repacking process. It is important the Automated Dose Dispensing site maintains adequate records to ensure the full traceability of every individual dose-dispensed medicine throughout the whole process.
Within our processes we keep track of all data by saving it into a database. With each step in the repacking process, regardless if it is pouch or blister packing, new information is added into this database. Data is accessible in various software applications by advanced search possibilities or just simply by scanning a barcode or RFID chip on the pouch or blister.
The central storage of all this information is not only handy to make the traceability of vital information easy accessible, but makes it also possible to use and share this information with others within the care chain. Making it possible to make medicine distribution more efficient, reliable and safe.
For more information about our software applications see also our pages about Medicine Detection Check-out and Global Pouch XS. More information about our smart blistercards with adherence can be found on the page blister.