RASMAS in the News
What Other Say About RASMAS
In the years since the creation of RASMAS, notable trade and industry publications have featured our service.
Below are some of the stories from journals such as Healthcare Purchasing News, HealthImaging.com, Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare, Hospitals & Health Networks and Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology.
Articles from 2010
- The IBM White Paper “The high cost of low data quality, and solving it through improved data management – IBM and GS1 US: helping organizations improve the quality of product information” featured the authoritative yearly statistics from RASMAS. This IBM/GS1 US white paper discussed the high cost of poorly managed, inaccurate data in retail and manufacturing and how trusted data can be created to improve business performance.
- Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Voice Of Technology featured RASMAS in its summer 2010 edition. Writer Mark Toner’s story highlighted RASMAS as one of the many examples of how Northern Virginia non-profits such as Noblis are driving transformation in the healthcare industry.
- Modern Healthcare: The online publication mentioned our award of a $473,295 contract from the Veterans Affairs Department to use RASMAS for managing product recall information.
- Executive Biz: The publication featured Noblis’ Mark Simione, senior vice president, chief financial and administrative officer and treasurer, discussion the Noblis mission and RASMAS.
Articles from 2008-9
- Improving Patient Safety: Automated alert management systems can improve patient safety and reduce organizational risk. The article “Technology-Supported Best Practices in Alert Management” article provides a detailed picture of the challenges healthcare providers face in collecting actionable information from all sources during an emergent, far-reaching recall event.
- Taking Recalls from the Basement to the C-Suite: Automating Alert Management : At Duke University Health System, the implementation of an automated management service for product alerts and recalls has enhanced patient safety and improved efficiency, according to Brooke Berson, writing in Healthcare Cost Containment in August, 2008.
- Healthcare Product Recalls Up: The number of product recalls and safety alerts that impact hospitals and healthcare systems in the U.S. continues to rise, according to an April 2008 article in Healthcare Purchasing News.
- Alert! Alert! Managing product and safety alerts can be a real pain for healthcare organizations, reported Health Leaders in March of 2008. First of all, there are thousands of them. They arrive from multiple sources in multiple formats. And many facilities use paper-based processes that can create information logjams and even endanger patient safety.
- Recall management needs best practices to ensure patient safety: Health Imaging’s February 2008 article discusses how defining and establishing best practices for handling product recalls improves patient safety and minimizes risk.
2007 Articles Mentioning RASMAS
- Achieving Organizational Innovation Through Recall Automation
Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare (12/06/2007)
In this supplement to Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare, Len Jewler explores how a coordinated, integrated approach that improves organization, infrastructure, and process can lead to recall management success.
- Is that product safe?
Hospitals & Health Networks (08/08/2007)
Lee Ann Runy’s Hospitals & Health Networks article features several RASMAS members talking about how they’ve improved recall management through automation with the use of a “web-based recall management system.”
- Best Practices Case Study: The Challenge of Managing Recalls
Materials Management In Health Care
Hospitals struggle with the daunting task of handling an ever-growing number of product recalls and alerts using manual, paper-based processes. Read Material Management in Healthcare’s RASMAS case study to learn more about best practices in recall management.
- How Do You Spell Recall Relief?
HCI RiskWatch, Number 68 (01/2007)
Paulette McKernan, Director of Risk Management at Florida’s Lake City Medical Center, discusses Lake City’s successful implementation and use of RASMAS.