Medical Device Asset Management System
The f2 Medical Device Asset Management System has been developed by infoHealth in collaboration with NHS Trust Hospitals.
f2 adopts specific processes, such as Work Requests/Repairs, Scheduled Services / PPM, Equipment Library as well as tailored views of generic information such as Location hierarchies will be in-built & effective.
Role-based: people work more effectively if they can focus on what they need to do; we will ensure that the “clutter” of the system is minimised for each specific type of user; that is, the system will automatically reconfigure the display of subject areas based on the role associated with user logged in.
Flexibility: the need to allow user control of extending the system – user-defined fields, report outputs, etc.
Web Technology: 100% web-based, essential for ease of deployment and support.
Integration: given the technology (MS ASP.NET SQL Server) and the component-based approach to development then integration to other NHS or departmental systems is highly achievable.
f2 differs from its competitors in that it takes a user / role centric view of the data. This includes Medical Technician, Customer Service, Contracts Management and Administration views and contexts. This gives the benefit of providing specific system users with access to their specific information with minimum screen navigation.
f2 has also been designed to have wider applicability than medical electronics departments alone. It will be possible for the product to be adopted by associated departments within the organisation, thereby enabling better integration and access to shared information across the organisation as a whole. This contrasts with more traditional offerings that tend to be very equipment focused.
The f2 Legacy Database Migration function will initially provide for the automated migration of data from many data source, e.g. SEMS, Optim, HECS and EMAT, Oracle, SQL Server, DataEase, Paradox, Excel, Access and C-ISAM, etc.
f2 is based on a customer focused development led approach. New user-defined screens can be generated by the system developers and attached to a key system entity (e.g., medical devices). A menu panel will also be created as part of this process and seamlessly integrated into the overall f2 menu architecture. This allows the users to define additional data items that they would like to capture. In addition, due to the component based software approach used in the development of the f2 system, new user views & reports can be readily included.
NHS N3 - Compliance for Remote Access Support
f2 also includes the following features:-
- AdHoc Reporting (via MS SQL ‘Report Builder’ & ODBC Compliant Database Tools)
- User Customisation of Screens
- Legacy Systems Database Migration incorporating full data conversion
- Microsoft Office integration
- Extensive Data Export Capability to MS Office, PDF, XML, etc.
- UMD/GMD and Other Nomenclature Standards Ready
- Support for Bar-coding
- Technology Integration: PDA, RFID, Wireless capable
- MHRA and Manufacturer Notices
- NHSLA Compliance
- Risk-based Management
- Integration to Other Operational Systems