Smart recall application makes the world a safer place
In healthcare, a variety of (medical) materials, tools, and equipment are used. Despite all precautions taken by manufacturers, product defects are sometimes discovered after release. When these defects are so significant that they’ve led to a calamity or a serious incident, the manufacturer is legally obliged to take action.
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Streamlining recalls with a universal solution
The manufacturer may opt to recall the product or to adapt the product at the user’s location. Sometimes, a potential danger can be averted by providing the user with additional instructions on the use of the product. We call these actions a ‘recall’ and a ‘security notification,’ respectively.
To take the appropriate action, the manufacturer needs to know exactly which customer received which product and product version at what time. Moreover, it’s mandatory to report to the government what corrective measures have been taken and how customers have responded to them. Nearly everyone still does this manually, and it’s difficult to check whether a notification has been received. That is why FSCA.com devised a smart solution that can be applied universally.
Supporting the entire value stream
The application supports the entire value stream of a recall. It starts with creating a Field Service Notice (FSN), the official message that is sent to buyers. Who needs to get a message, which products are involved, what’s wrong, and what are the consequences or risks?
After the FSN is sent out, the application automatically registers whether the message has been received and if it’s been accepted or rejected. This is also part of a fully transparent recall. Furthermore, the buyer can indicate which action they’ve taken: put it into quarantine, destroyed it, or removed it. They can also share whether they require new or alternative products. The manufacturer that sent the FSN can keep track of all of this in a secure environment of the portal.
Finally, the application automatically generates a report, broken down by buyer and the time elapsed after the FSN was received. This helps the manufacturer comply with legal regulations and learn important lessons for the future. Examples include improving risk assessments and conducting more targeted contract reviews with buyers.
Smarter and easier to scale
The FSCA portal will be adjusted so as to enable communication with buyers before a defect, calamity, or incident occurs. The manufacturer is also legally obliged to conduct this post-market surveillance.
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