SEATTLE, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- VUEMED announced today that it is partnering with Zebra Technologies to release VueTrack-UDI™, a ground-breaking new RFID solution for enabling manufacturers and hospitals to comply with the FDA's Unique Device Identification (UDI) regulations.
The FDA has established a human and machine readable UDI labeling system for identifying medical devices through their distribution and use. Device labelers must also submit information about each device to the FDA's Global UDI Database.
VueTrack-UDI is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), UDI-compliant, GS1 EPC Gen2 passive RFID solution that uses Zebra scanners and printers/RFID encoders to encode the RFID tag memory to UDI standards, validate the process, print the required labels, and register the UDI data to transmit to the FDA. VueTrack-UDI can be integrated into existing UDI data sources or simply installed as a stand-alone solution.
"With VueTrack-UDI, manufacturers and hospitals can immediately engage the UDI data to provide meticulous tracking of medical devices from the manufacturer through to patient point-of-use, clinical systems, billing and electronic health records (EHR). The UDI data on the RFID tag enables users to find expiring and recalled products instantly, and integration with clinical documentation and EHR systems can now be standardized with unprecedented accuracy," said Joe Dugan, President of VueTrack-RF™.
"Together, VUEMED and Zebra are providing a world-class, standards-based RFID solution that enables the entire healthcare supply chain to immediately generate value while ensuring compliance with the FDA's UDI regulatory mandates. Although the adoption of UDI has seen its share of challenges, the industry now realizes the benefits of this transformation initiated by the FDA," said Arnold Chazal, CEO of VUEMED.
"We are thrilled to be working with VUEMED to provide cutting-edge technology and UDI solutions to the healthcare industry. Zebra offers a unique combination of software and hardware to all of our healthcare solutions and this opportunity represents what we can bring to healthcare providers. Healthcare will continue to be one of the main industries of focus for Zebra, and it is exciting to partner with VUEMED in solving some of the industry's greatest challenges today," said Scott Thomas, Director of Healthcare Sales at Zebra Technologies.