Why Optical Reliant Technology is Becoming More Reliable

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Human error is a margin of inaccuracy that has come to be expected over time. However, recent breakthroughs in technology makes what some people called, “science fiction” a reality for today. Optical recognition technology, which is utilized by Optical Inventory Solutions, for their game-changing vaccination storage unit, ViewVax, has begun to start the trend for other businesses to be invested in. Walmart plans to integrate autonomous robots utilizing optical technology to 50 of their stores in four states.

 

According to this article that explains how optical technology works, there have been conflicting opinions on whether or not a robot can truly “see.” The article explains that robots in the past couldn’t physically see, but rather operated in a very specific pattern. This is because they are built to operate in a predesigned area, and if they are taken outside of that area, they become useless. However, Bossa Nova Robotics, the manufacturer that Walmart has commissioned for their robots, have managed to produce robots that can fully see, interact, and understand their environment.

 

Optical imaging appears to be quite versatile. From ViewVax using it for vaccine storage and organization, Walmart has retail tasks in mind. According to this article, Walmart is using these autonomous robots for scanning of out-of-stock items, incorrect prices, and wrong or missing labels. The robots are described as six-feet-tall roving towers on wheels with a camera, which is a stark difference from ViewVax.

 

“This has largely been about how we improve our performance and improve our service to our customers,” Walmart’s Vice President of Innovation, John Crecelius said in the above-mentioned article.

 

The versatility of optical technology can be molded to suit the needs of virtually any business. There is an argument that optical technology trumps employee vigilance. For ViewVax, it scans hundreds of different vaccines daily, a task that would be tedious and overwhelming for the staff. Not only does ViewVax do this better than people, but also faster. In a business as fast as the healthcare industry, vaccines must be found, stored, and organized extremely quickly. Time can be a major obstacle, and ViewVax makes it much more manageable. With Walmart on board for incorporating optical technology, the possibilities are endless for other new businesses to get involved.

 

Optical Inventory Solutions constantly pushes the envelope when it comes to innovative new technologies to advance the healthcare business. If you have any questions about Optical Inventory Solutions, or ViewVax, contact here, or call (610) 616-3645.

Why do different medical organizations have different vaccine and storage laws?

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Vaccine and Storage Laws

Vaccine and StorageVaccinations have spun the healthcare industry on its head, changing the lives of millions of people all over the world. As a result, protecting that investment is crucial for many medical organizations, and has become a top priority for Optical Inventory Solutions and their product, ViewVax. However, not all the medical groups have the same storage rules.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has an article titled, ‘Resources on Proper Vaccine Storage Handling,” where it recommends ways that vaccines should be stored and can be found here. Similarly, to the CDC, there are dozens of different storage guidelines ranging from the Minnesota Department of Health, to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and even the Immunization Action Coalition.

Vaccine and storage laws are state based

According to ProCon there are no federal vaccination laws anywhere in the country. However, all 50 states do have their own sort of laws when it comes to vaccinating. For example, only three states don’t allow religious exemptions. These include California, Mississippi, and West Virginia. Also, there are 17 states that allow philosophical exemptions, like Arizona, Arkansas, and Idaho.

States differ on what diseases they want vaccinated. For example, Pennsylvania’s health and safety immunization requires that the hepatitis B vaccination is mandatory for entry into kindergarten or first grade level at public, private, or parochial schools. However, other states, like Connecticut don’t have that mandate. As a result, medical groups that handle the vaccinations for Connecticut won’t contain as many of the vaccines on hand to deal with hepatitis B.

The reason that there are different vaccination laws is solely based upon the needs and preferences of the individual states, and not because of the industry. Different states recognize, or don’t recognize, reasons where people’s religious or personal beliefs would affect their perspectives on vaccinations. As a result, states begin to vary on what is considered mandatory, and a legal exemption. The specific laws from different states do affect how vaccines can be stored as well, and Optical Inventory’s ViewVax is crafted to meet those needs.

Storage differs for each vaccine

Of course, there is more to vaccination storage than from the legal perspective. There are hundreds of different vaccines, but not all of them should be stored the same way. Because of their different natures and what they combat, some vaccines need to be stored differently than others because they need the proper temperature to survive. For example, in a vaccine storage guide written here by paho.org, it mentions that varicella-containing vaccines should be stored in environments where it needs to be freezing. It also mentions that the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine (MMR) can be stored either in freezing conditions, or in a refrigerator. Due to the various natures and needs of various vaccines, there aren’t many automated vaccine devices than can support so many vaccines at once. ViewVax however is specifically designed to handle various vaccines and keeps them all regulated at their proper temperatures. Utilizing proper airflow and controlling the temperature inside the unit, ViewVax creates the perfect habitat for any vaccine.

According to this Quora question, “Vaccinations, to be effective, must be stored within a temperature specific to that particular vaccine in order to maintain potency. Usually, storage that’s slightly too warm is safer than too cold, since potency degrades more slowly at slightly higher temperatures.” There are literally thousands of different combinations of vaccines that need to be stored properly. As mentioned earlier, ViewVax not only keeps the vaccines at the appropriate temperature, but also keeps them organized and catalogued for easy access and perfect organization.

The vaccination business doesn’t just involve the healthcare field, but there is a hint of politics as well. Luckily, Optical Inventory Solutions is your guide to the vaccination industry and we can answer any questions you have. If you would like to contact us, call us at (610) 616-3645.

What ViewVax Brings to Health Care Providers

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The healthcare industry is the epitome for powerful and influential businesses across the planet. There are dozens of working parts that help spin this mighty business toward the path of success and continue to optimize the medical field in ways that seem to be ahead of its time. The innovative minds at Optical Inventory Solutions understand the climb to progress and are confident that their product, ViewVax, will boost health care providers to new heights and success.

What is ViewVax?

Vaccine Storage for Healthcare ProvidersViewVax is a vaccine storage unit that is designed to advance the use and organization of vaccines for clinics across the country. It automates the inventory management process, uses optical recognition to eliminate manual counting and/or scanning, and it relays this information to staff quickly and accurately.

One of the larger divisions to the healthcare industry are vaccination clinics. According to Global Research’s website, the vaccination market is worth $24 billion. Despite its monumental worth, the vaccination industry has its own share of issues. Most problems have to do with storage and organization. Vaccines cannot just be placed on a shelf. Some – if not most – of vaccines need a specific environment to survive in, or else they become useless. Also, vaccines are sometimes hastily placed in a storage container and not labeled properly. As a result, the mislabeled vaccines can get lost.

Solving the vaccine inventory issue

ViewVax is on the road to solving that issue for good. ViewVax not only keeps vaccines together, but it can also log them internally, and keep track of what it contains. It uses an advanced recognition software, allowing it to read the labels of the vaccines and can even use mobile devices to send staff the data.

Average vaccination practices spend around eight hours researching and dealing with vaccine reps, thirty-five hours with inventory management, sixty-two hours with pricing, ordering and stocking, and seventy hours training with staff. ViewVax eliminates the need for so many hours to be dumped into these tasks, as it organizes and keeps records of the vaccines in ways that other storage units have been thus far. This frees the staff’s time, allowing them to focus on other tasks.

Streamlining the vaccination inventory process

Because ViewVax can accomplish so much, it has proven to increase the reliability of the vaccination industry. As a result, because the vaccination process runs smoother, it allows the healthcare industry to grow even more. Optical Inventory Solutions have single-handedly solved the vaccination businesses’ problems with ViewVax.

If you would like to learn more about Optical Inventory Solutions, please feel free to contact us, or call us at 215-972-6700.

The Advantage of Optimizing Vaccine Space

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With vaccines getting frequently more attention and used by families, it is no secret how they can positively affect the health of the patients – not to mention children – in such a short amount of time. However, with an industry that is constantly innovating and shipping more vaccines every day, there must be a method to how these vaccines are moved, stored, and organized.

It seems like such a simple concept in theory: store the right vaccines in the correct area and so they can be found quickly, and so the wrong vaccine isn’t selected instead. But, this may be a bit more complicated than that. There is more to storing vaccines then simply just placing them in the right storage container or fridge.

The slightest error in organization can drastically reduce the potency of the vaccine and make it virtually useless. According to the Pan American Health Organization, there aren’t many issues more important than the proper storage and handling of vaccines. “Vaccines exposed to temperatures outside the recommended ranges can have reduced potency and protection. Storage and handling errors can cost thousands of dollars in wasted vaccine and revaccination,” the website says. It’s a concept that we tend not to think about. Vaccines on their own have saved so many lives that the idea of having to make sure that they are kept safe seems to get lost in the shuffle. Fortunately, Optical Inventory Solutions have poured all their resources and expertise into developing a superior solution.

ViewVax, which has been proven to be the industry leader in automated vaccine inventory, has developed their own storage container which has been documented in saving hundreds upon thousands of dollars So, how exactly does ViewVax separate themselves from the competition?

Founders Thomas and James Lake made sure that their product didn’t just simply fix a problem that could become much more complicated down the road. They innovated, and made sure that ViewVax isn’t just designed to fix the current problems, but to also have an answer for future complications. On their website, ViewVax guarantees three big solutions: They can organize and automate vaccine inventory to make the management more effective and efficient. They use optical recognition, eliminating the need for over reliance on manual counting and scanning that would take up time from your business routine. And, most importantly, they specialize optimized communication, making sure that the right information is always coming across clearly.

ViewVax has increased vaccination rates by 59% as well as lowering the risk of stock-out by 28%. Their technology can photograph vaccine cartons, distinguish character and medical terminology for easier organization, and can convert images to data, wirelessly sending that information to the cloud where it can display inventory reports and can also have orders placed on auto order. Most impressive of all, is that all this information can be found at any time at your fingertips. ViewVax is compatible with your mobile device, where you can place orders, view current order information, and can take that information with you wherever you go.

Optical Inventory Solutions have taken many steps to make sure that the technology used to save lives is always taken seriously, with a priority in a flawless system that sees results every single day. We hope you learned just a bit more about the vaccination industry. If you have any further questions about our products or how we can help your business manage your vaccination inventory, contact Optical Inventory Solutions today!

The Importance of Getting Vaccinated

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Getting vaccinated is very important. The one thing that everyone can agree on is that being sick is not fun! We want to do everything in our power to remain healthy so we don’t have to be stuck in bed, or worse, the hospital. It is important that we are taking the right steps to help our bodies fight off diseases before they spread. How can you do this? Get vaccinated! Let’s take a look at the importance of getting vaccinated and how vaccines work.

As stated by Vaccinationinformation.org, the main function of vaccines is to help the body develop immunity to diseases without getting sick first. The vaccines are made up of the same germs that cause the disease, but the germs in the vaccine are either killed or weakened so they will not make you sick. In most cases, vaccines are injected into the body so your body can react to the vaccine and begin producing antibodies. The antibodies destroy the vaccine germs then stay in the body, providing immunity. This way if you are exposed to that disease in the future, you will be protected.

In most cases, parents will have their children vaccinated at a young age so they are protected from the early stages of life. Diseases such as measles, mumps, chickenpox and whooping cough still pose a threat to children across the United States, so it is important that children receive vaccinations for these diseases early. When it comes to how often you should bring your baby in for vaccines, it is recommended that you make at least 5 visits before the age of 2. The first vaccine they should receive is hepatitis B, which they will receive at birth. Since there are 14 diseases your baby can be protected against and many of them require more than one dosage, multiple visits will be required. Many parents are cautious to have their children vaccinated because they fear that it is not safe. However, vaccinations go through countless hours of review from scientists, doctors and the government to ensure their safety.

While vaccines are extremely important for children, adults should make sure they are up to date on their vaccinations as well. This is especially true for those who are traveling. The most common vaccines that are required for traveling are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, yellow fever and typhoid fever. It is important to consult your doctor before traveling, as they will be able to inform you as to which vaccinations you will need.

Being that we at Optical Inventory Solutions are the leaders in automated vaccine inventory, we know just how important vaccinations are. We hope that you were able to gain more of an understanding on what vaccines do and why they are so crucial to maintain positive health. If you have any questions about our products or how we can help your business manage your vaccination inventory, contact us today!

Welcome to Optical Inventory Solutions

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