Distributors & Wholesalers
RASMAS, a Comprehensive and Robust Solution
RASMAS streamlines the way the healthcare supply chain communicates and manages product alerts and recalls
Healthcare product recalls can occur at anytime. Communicating that recall to all affected stakeholders within the healthcare supply chain quickly is critical. Public alert information is frequently months old and out-of-date.
Most alerts begin with a voluntary manufacturer recall; the vast majority of recalls are not mandated by the Food Drug Administration. In 2008, the average alert was not published in the FDA Enforcement Report until four months after it was originally released by the manufacturer. That means lost time and potentially wasted resources and money.
RASMAS clinical staff gathers recalls, field corrections, drug shortage notifications, and public health alerts from more than 40 national and international sources. After detailed review, all alerts and recalls are put into a standard format and are classified into one of 15 product domains. The RASMAS team releases approximately 65 alerts each week, and those alerts are disseminated by domain to the RASMAS member organizations.
Here are just a few of the RASMAS benefits for distributors and wholesalers. Companies can:
- Remain in the Driver’s Seat: With a web-based recall management service, you will get alerts and recall product notifications in a timely manner. If you are a distributor or a wholesaler, you need to quarantine product in your distribution centers and notify your end customers promptly so that affected product can be removed from the supply chain as quickly as possible.
- Simplify Regulatory Compliance and Reporting and Improving the Overall Process: RASMAS documents the actions that healthcare providers or supply chain staff take in removing affected products from the clinical path. Self-service reports allow organizations to analyze steps taken to remediate alerts from the minute they are received to the time the product is repaired, disposed of, or returned to the supplier. With RASMAS, you have the ability to respond to audit requests from the FDA or management immediately from any computer with Internet access, streamlining and simplifying your regulatory compliance and reporting process.
- Significantly Reduce Administrative Overhead and Save Money: You no longer have to disseminate information by mail or fax, nor manually catalogue all the responses received. RASMAS does it all for you by electronically sending out timely alerts, then allowing healthcare providers or wholesalers to respond. The electronic response enables real-time tracking of recall notices and significantly reduces administrative costs.
- Build Goodwill by Helping Your Customers Quickly Remove Recalled Products: Distributors and wholesalers can help their end healthcare customers identify and remove recalled product with RASMAS. It typically takes the healthcare provider two to three days to identify and remove recalled products with RASMAS; RASMAS dramatically reduces the patient safety exposure of having recalled product on the shelf.
You will benefit from the interaction with the RASMAS Community and its ongoing initiatives in developing and deploying best practices. As a subscribing member, you get access to real time alert distribution, dissemination, and reporting capabilities. Dramatically reduce your administrative costs and legal liability exposure while you realize improved cost and regulatory compliance.
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