Agile System, the comprehensive logistics solution for hospitals from Bilbao-based company, Cardiva, has reached the final in the Technological Originality category of the Mediforum Group’s 5th SaluDigital Awards. This recognition is an endorsement of the radio frequency identification technology developed by the company, which allows medical centres to keep track of inventory in real time without the intervention of healthcare staff.
The awards ceremony was held in Madrid, in a ceremony presided over by Enrique Ruiz Escudero, Minister of Health of the Community of Madrid. The person who received the award on behalf of Cardiva was Unai Atristain, Clinic Division Sales Manager, who explained that the implementation of the Agile System at medical centres “represents an opportunity to review processes and improve management, as it is not limited to the supply of the product, but it also makes it possible to automatically identify actual consumption with detailed information on its use”.
Specifically, the Agile label with radio frequency identification (RFID) technology includes the reference number, EAN code, batch number, expiry date and unique serial code of each single-use medical device marketed by Cardiva, ensuring product traceability. This information, which is automatically synchronised on the network, allows workers to check on consumption and cost through the INTagileservice software, offering precise, clear monitoring of stock and facilitating efficient purchasing management and automatic restocking.
Unai Atristain said that this system “saves time and processes, while reducing the carbon footprint because, as it is a local manufacturing and logistics solution, it minimises the impact of greenhouse gases related to these activities”.
Now in its fifth year, the SaluDigital Awards recognise initiatives that contribute to improving people’s health and lives through healthcare technology. During the closing address, the Minister of Health of the Community of Madrid declared that “it is crucial to carry on creating technological value to boost healthcare, as it is the pillar on which we need to build future change and progress”.
Cardiva is a Spanish company that manufactures and markets a wide range of medical products worldwide. Innovation, through collaboration with healthcare professionals, has been our priority for more than 30 years, with the aim of improving the quality of patients’ lives and fostering the sustainability of healthcare systems. Further information at https://www.cardiva.com/.