IT’S TIME TO PUT ALL MEDICAL INJECTIONS ON THE INTERNET OF THINGS
Today, health ministries and healthcare providers have a hard time tracking injections. This makes accurate reporting of wastage, local coverage rates, and counterfeits very difficult. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Thanks to modern tools like RFID, QR Codes, GPS tracking and smartphones, accurately tracking every injection on the front-lines in hospitals and clinics around the world is within reach.
That is why ApiJect is teaming up with Field Tracking Systems to create the Field Data Network.
HOW WE MAKE FRONT-LINE CARE “VISIBLE”
Customers will be able to order ApiJect prefilled syringes with a Near Field Communication (NFC) tag under the label.
A free mobile app allows a healthcare worker to record an injection simply by tapping the back of their phone to the syringe (which records the NFC tag’s ID#).
The smartphone auto-appends more information, such as date, time, location, administrator, drug information, and drug validity. The patient's information is not recorded.
The NFC tag's ID#, and the appended information, are sent to a database chosen by the healthcare provider.
Software will create reports and coverage maps for the the healthcre provider based on the collected data.
VIALS CAN BE ON THE FIELD DATA NETWORK AS WELL
The Field Data Network enables much better tracking of traditional glass vials of medicine or vaccines.
Any pharmaceutical company can place approved NFC tags on their glass vials and have them be part of the network. Field Tracking Systems also sells NFC tags for a very competitive price.
FITS DIRECTLY INTO CURRENT SUPPLY CHAINS
In addition to point-of-care usage, the Field Data Network will also track the movement of participating ApiJect prefilled syringes and glass vials.
By adding a UHF-RFID tag to each ApiJect strip and small shipping box, current supply chains already equipped to read UHF-RFID can also record the location of these medicine and vaccine doses.
EASY SERIALIZATION AND AGGREGATION
In addition to usage tracking, adding a unique NFC tag on the prefilled syringe and an UHF-RFID tag on the box provides the pharma company serialization and aggregation.
Each NFC tag has its own serial number, which can easily be read and verified by the mobile app at the point of care. And the Field Data Network’s database can easily trace the serial number on the shipping box’s UHF-RFID tag to all of the NFC tags in the box, creating easy aggregation.
REAL TIME, ACCURATE, ACCESSIBLE DATA WILL CREATE BETTER OUTCOMES
Database tools can instantly create maps that show administrators where many injections occurred, allowing for better deployment plans.
Database software will automatically generate usage and wastage reports, so administrators have up-to-date success metrics.
NFC tags reduce counterfeits because the app on the healthcare worker’s phone will show whether the medicine is in the manufacturer’s database.