Since the FMD went live on 9th February, many organisations have realised that the high number of packs can have a dramatic impact on their daily operations. medApis` professional FMD Solution proves that it doesn’t need to be that way!
Volume of serialised medicines will increase in the next couple of months
Therefore it is our mission to help you to integrate the new FMD processes into your existing workflow but without investing too many resources in staff, time and space:
Of course, only a fast and flexible, FMD process can run at a reasonable cost.
With our handheld device you have full flexibility of where to scan. The scanner goes to the pack, not vice versa. No cable, no extra PC, no extra work step. The FMD response comes in real-time immediately after the scan and furthermore due to the specially developed medAspis quick scan technologies, the responses are extremely fast.
Finally FMD can be so easy. After a short web-based self-registration process, you switch on the handheld device and start to scan. All FMD software is pre-installed and ready to use, besides the service comes with a handy online tutorial.
The medAspis handheld device comes with a fast laser scanner. Several built-in quick scan software tools speed up the operational scan time. Furthermore, with our Scan Accelerator,you scan without waiting for the previous FMD response and a double Scan Filter prevents the device from reading one pack twice. Besides that, the Continuous Scan Mode coupled with an Adaptive Target Window provides fast scan performance.
Without our technology, the NMVS latency can take up to 7.5 times longer to complete a scan
In any case, the medAspis Control Panel allows a complete overview of FMD procedures. All scans, including alerts, are recorded and can be filtered or exported in numerous formats e.g. Excel. Therefore, in case of an FMD alert, the Control Panel is your first source of information. The comprehensive alert management gives you full control of any situation and enables you to be ready for inspection by authorities.
Order your FMD solution now
You only pay for your volume of FMD checks performed. No hidden costs, no license fees, no surprises – we think that’s just fair! For the purpose of your convenience and ours, the scan volume is divided into categories of different sizes. For ordering your FMD solution please choose a category of your choice.
One handheld device is included in every offer. However, if you need more than one device, no problem!
Our customers come from very diverse fields of activity and therefore have the most varied requirements. We fully understand all aspects of FMD and that you want an agile and adaptable partner at your side.
Our customer is a provider of products and services for dentists.
Our skills: quick scan, ERP integration, multi- user access
Our customer is specialised in exporting medicines to Africa
Our skills: quick scan, mobile usage, multi stock support
Our customer is a large university hospital pharmacy.
Our skills: quick scan, aggregation, parallel scanning
Our customer is active in the parallel import of medicines.
Our skills: ERP integration (Microsoft NAV), same batch check
Our customer is blood bank chain in Poland
Our skills: quick scan technologies, flexible handling
Our Customer is active in the parallel export of medicines.
Our Skills: ERP integration (SAGE), deep aggregation
FMD Solution without scanning …
… to simplify customers` life
Simply ask your supplier to pre-scan the pack and to transmit the recorded code in parallel to the physical shipment of the medicine packs. It can’t be easier.
There are already examples around Europe for pre-scanning medicine packs. For instance the German “Warenbegleitende Datenlieferung”, where data is provided by suppliers for hospital pharmacies.
Step 1: A supplier pre-scans packs of a particular delivery and puts them in a box. The box receives a code to be identified later.
Step 2: The customer receives the box, scans the outer code and downloads all related records. The records are used for the mandatory FMD check.
We assume as a pharmacy, you would prefer to recieve the packs pre-scanned? To manage your FMD checks with fewer staff in less time. And – of course – you would prefer a supplier who offers this added-value service. You have it in your hands. Ask for the codes often enough and you will get them. To increase their position in competition, an increasing number of suppliers offer this pre-scan added-value service, in more and more countries.
This method called ‘aggregation’ is explicitly allowed by regulatory bodies. For deeper understanding please have a look in the linked EU commission Q&A document. Search for the keyword “aggregation” and “aggregated code”. Several aggregation methods are in use around Europe and medAspis can handle most of them. Please contact us for further information.
medAspis has developed a fully working aggregation system. To scan, to store, to transfer and consequently to perform the FMD check.
Generation of aggregations – some advanced features
Thinking ahead, this works in an even bigger framework: Once scanned and stored, 2D codes can be used at several stages in the supply chain. A wholesaler at one trade level can supply other wholesalers with aggregated 2D codes. The pre-scanned records are passed on downstream even across national borders.
For more information on aggregation cascades please contact us
Consequently, aggregation can be used at higher levels. Packs in a box, boxes on a pallet, pallets on a truck. Each unit can have its own Aggregation Code and summarise whatever is inside. At its destination a unit of any level can be FMD checked with one scan and unpacked to its single parts. All contained units can be further used with their own Aggregation Codes downstream to pass on the benefit. For any further information on Deep Aggregation please contact us.