Dec 01, 2014

Tutela Case Study – Medline Industries, Mundelein, Illinois

Background 
 
Medline is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies in the United States, providing more than 350,000 products that serve the entire continuum of care. Medline products and programs can be found in most hospitals, extended-care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, home care dealers, home health agencies and retail outlets. Medline leads the market in more than a dozen major medical product categories, including exam gloves, textiles, durable medical equipment, plastic patient utensils, skin care, disposable incontinence care, OR kits, protective apparel, gauze, packs and gowns, bathing systems, surgical trays and advanced wound care.
 
Monitoring at Medline
 
Medline started out using partial submersion thermometers for monitoring their refrigerators and incubators. Although the thermometers provided an audible alarm if a temperature went out of range, it wasn’t always possible to know when the deviation occurred or for how long. Even if the deviation occurred for only a minute overnight, an investigation had to be done to research the issue. This required dedicated resources to investigate the temperature variance and possibly test the products that were involved in the incident. Allocating these resources resulted in an additional cost and took staff away from performing core responsibilities.
 
Medline also recognized the need to monitor temperature and humidity in their cleanrooms and upgrade the monitoring of their stability cabinets and freezers. They started the search for an automated temperature provider that could meet their high standards. With Medline’s commitment to quality and efficiency, they sought to acquire a temperature monitoring system that would free up resources and reduce cost.
 
Medline began a search for a system that would meet its particular specifications. This included all day every day alarm notifications paired with a cost that was manageable. Their operations required 24/7 alarm coverage with real-time alarms to resolve excursions prior to the pre-set time limits for each monitored chamber.
 
Medline found their solution in Tutela’s temperature monitoring system. Tutela delivered exactly what was needed at a cost that met Medline’s parameters. Installation required minimal involvement of IT resources and little training to operate. Additionally, as Medline’s temperature monitoring needs increased additional hardware was added seamlessly.
 
About Tutela
 
The Tutela Wireless Medical Monitoring System uses web-based technology developed from the ground up and recognizes the significant benefits to the medical sector.
 
Tutela uses the customers’ existing IT network infrastructure and couples it with wireless sensing to reduce local installation time and associated costs. Being “in the cloud” means there is no on-site PC hardware or software for the customer to manage and validate.
 
Our customers appreciate the web interface as it is truly intuitive. It is simple to use needing minimum staff training and ensures that electronic records are available anywhere in the world on any device able to support a web browser. Plus, there are no licensing costs or hidden software upgrade fees.
 
The Tutela Wireless Medical Monitoring System offers a full end-to-end service that includes system validation, NIST traceable calibration services, and DQ, IQ, OQ protocol documentation.
 
With a highly secure website application utilizing HTTPS and encryption security protocols, Tutela is a truly paperless solution and all electronic records fully comply with FDA 21 CFR part 11.
 
Tutela operates a 24/7 remote alarm bureau that promptly delivers any exception alarm to end-user staff for action without misinterpretation.
 
An automated monitoring system eliminates time consuming manual tasks that have the potential for error and inaccuracy, delivering full compliance and rapid financial benefits. Because Tutela's medical monitoring system is web-based it requires minimal training and comes with pre-validated and calibrated sensors to NIST standards.
 
For more information about the Tutela Wireless Temperature Monitoring System please visit our website at www.tutelamedical.com.

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