121nexus recently announced that it is rebranding to Soom. As part of the rebranding, the company is also going to exclusively focus on the healthcare industry in its services.
“Soom, meaning ‘breath,’ encapsulates all that the company stands for. Like a breath of fresh air, we’re rethinking how the healthcare industry uses proven technologies like barcodes and mobile scanning, as well as emerging technology like blockchain, to improve safety, collaboration, efficiency and equality throughout the healthcare value chain,” Charlie Kim, president and CEO of Soom, said.
After the FDA launched its openFDA databases of product data like expiration dates and recall information, Soom used mobile scan and cloud-based technology to connect the data to individual medical devices. The company used that approach to connect other healthcare information sources to put together different data threats and deliver accurate and relevant product information.
Soom’s software eliminates backlogs int he supply chain that are caused by data errors, improves IT efficiency nd productivity, maintains regulatory compliance with unique device identification and MDR and avoids adverse events like product recalls. The company suggests that the system can bring more accuracy while saving customers time, recapture costs and keep their supply chains moving.
Soom plans to launch its SoomScan Version 4 mobile scan app in 2019 to add functionality to share safety and use information about a unique medical device. SoomScan can connect multiple data sources like openFDA, UDI barcode data and enterprise resource planning and product lifecycle management systems.
“Our technology connects the work of many companies, government agencies and standards organizations, bridging the gaps between siloed sources of important healthcare information,” Kim said. “Putting this critical information at the fingertips of users makes for healthier business and, most importantly, healthier patients.”