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TruMed® Systems announced the introduction and commercial availability of the AccuVax® Vaccine Management System. The AccuVax Vaccine Management System streamlines vaccine workflow, saves nursing time, minimizes vaccine waste, safeguards vaccine potency, and helps protect against medical errors. The system, which is being shipped to medical practices and major health systems across the country, will be on display this week at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2017 National Conference & Exhibition [booth #507] in Chicago.
Vaccines are one of the most significant public health successes and have helped save millions of lives. Yet, lapses in handling can render a vaccine ineffective and may leave people unprotected or needing revaccination, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Inventory losses due to power failure1, improper storage and expired doses are common,2 and have created challenges for even the most advanced practices and health systems.
“We developed the AccuVax Vaccine Management System to solve the many challenges experienced by virtually all organizations that vaccinate,” said Jesper Jensen, CEO of TruMed Systems of San Diego, CA. “This system allows healthcare professionals to spend more time on higher value tasks such as caring for their patients and helps improve their bottom line by reducing or eliminating losses from waste and expiry.”
AccuVax offers key advantages over conventional vaccine refrigeration and storage practices. The system automates time-consuming storage, handling, and documentation tasks. It also dramatically simplifies compliance with CDC guidelines, as well as the requirements of the federally funded vaccine program.
- Automates vaccine workflow and frees up nursing time to focus on patient care by replacing manual record keeping required to rotate stock, maintain supply and record temperatures;
- Electronically tracks all vaccine stock, allowing easier billing reconciliation, simplifying reordering, and virtually eliminating medical errors by preventing the dispensing and use of incorrect or expired vaccines;
- Protects vaccine integrity and helps ensure patients receive vaccine at optimal potency by eliminating the storage door, which with a traditional refrigerator exposes vaccine to fluctuating ambient temperatures;
- Eliminates costly inventory loss from power outage with at least nine hours of integrated battery backup and through 24/7 monitoring;
- Separates vaccine stock provided by publicly funded vaccination programs from those intended for private use; and
- Secures vaccines in a fingerprint-accessed and controlled environment
Prior to its commercial launch, the AccuVax Vaccine Management System underwent rigorous testing and refinement in a 2-year pilot program to evaluate its performance in the real-world practice setting. All the sites participating in the pilot are now using the AccuVax system on an ongoing basis.
Nurse managers at AltaMed Health Services in Los Angeles who participated in the pilot say implementing AccuVax into their practice was the best thing they ever did for their vaccine workflow and management, according to Marie Hoang Le, MSN, PHN, RN, AltaMed’s Orange County Regional Manager of Nursing & Clinical Support.
Hoang Le said, “Manually managing the vaccine stock in our clinics, especially complying with VFC requirements, eats up an incredible amount of time that could be better spent providing care to our patients.” Hoang Lee added, “AccuVax has really helped us reduce that administrative burden, as well as protect the integrity of the vaccines that we give to our patients. The result is a more efficient practice setting, greater piece of mind and improved patient care and safety.”
AltaMed has placed units in 16 of its community clinics to maintain a running inventory of more than 8,600 vaccine doses, and has stored and dispensed more than 25,000 vaccine doses just in the past four months.
“Providers like AltaMed Health Services are leading the way in vaccine safety and workflow, and we are happy to see that private medical offices, community clinics, academic medical centers, and integrated healthcare systems are all finding AccuVax valuable,” said Jensen.
AccuVax is available as a monthly subscription, requiring no down payment and no capital expense. Currently, TruMed Systems is offering a risk-free trial period for certain customers.
AccuVax is the purpose-built vaccine supply management system that automates product control and integrity, minimizes risks of incorrect vaccine delivery, and optimizes office work flow so that providers can focus on care delivery. AccuVax is an integrated solution that includes hardware, software, online access, software updates, training, optional integrations, technical support and maintenance.
More information about the AccuVax Vaccine Management System can be found here.
TruMed® Systems, a medical technology company developing innovative point-of-care supply management systems for healthcare professionals, today announced the commercial availability of the AccuVax® Vaccine Management Systems. TruMed Systems’ mission is to improve healthcare practitioners’ total vaccine outcomes by creating point-of-care supply management systems that support product efficacy and practice objectives. For more information, visit here.
2 Hibbs et al. Vaccine. 2015 Jun 22;33(28):3171-8. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.05.006. Epub 2015 May 14.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25980429