The faster a hospital responds to a product safety alert or recall, the safer its patients are. But with dozens of alerts and recalls issued every week by FDA, manufacturers and other organizations, how can busy hospital staff quickly see which ones have the potential to affect their own patients?
ECRI Institute announces the release of Automatch for Equipment, the newest enhancement to its Alerts Tracker automated recall management solution used by hospitals and health systems worldwide. Alerts Tracker with Automatch now automatically identifies equipment models and supplies within a healthcare facility’s inventory that are impacted by an alert or recall, and it notifies designated department staff.
Automatch promotes efficiency, reliability and enhanced patient safety for hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks (IDNs), physician practices and other healthcare providers who are challenged with managing, distributing and addressing thousands of alerts and recalls that may or may not affect them. It dramatically reduces the need for manual inventory database searches.
Alerts Tracker Automatch for Equipment cleans the data in a hospital or health system’s inventory by matching it to ECRI Institute’s standardized database of medical devices. This eliminates duplications and disparities upfront.
The experienced Alerts Tracker team offers ongoing support to its members with personalized implementation, expert reporting tools and guidance on developing sound policies and practices.
Alerts Tracker Automatch for Equipment will officially debut at the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) 2016 Conference and Expo in Tampa from June 3 to 6, 2016. Demonstrations will be available at ECRI Institute’s Booth #622 in the Exhibit Hall.