We recently announced the release of UnitVisID Specification 2.0, the result of the hard work and dedication of our Certification and Technology Committee volunteers. Unit-level visibility via RFID is the key to solving the evolving challenges in the pharmaceutical supply chain. We’re addressing these issues by defining an industry-wide performance and data-handling specification, maximizing this technology.
This new specification provides a comprehensive set of requirements and standards for a product or production step that all parties must follow, including RFID inlays, tags, and labels; serial numbers and tag registration; third-party service providers; and more. The most significant changes from the last version include adopting the RAIN Alliance ISO numbering system for UnitVisID-certified tags. Proper encoding of RAIN RFID tags is essential to avoiding tag clutter, ensuring universal uniqueness, and enabling the resolution of the number encoded on the tag to its digital twin in the relevant product cloud.
Advances in our industry and the growth of our hospital memberships have prompted UnitVisID Alliance to update our specification. Many of our healthcare company members are now playing a role in developing standards. And each feature of the UnitVisID Specification 2.0 was written with attention to how it would be seen through the lens of the hospital end user.
The UnitVisID Alliance is uniquely positioned to address the evolving challenges in the pharmaceutical supply chain. RFID technology adoption is accelerating, and pharmacies are seeing the value in tracking and data the RFID tags can provide from workflow, inventory, and supply chain management improvements, increased safety, and cost and workforce time savings.
We invite you to join us in shaping the future of healthcare by becoming part of the UnitVisID Alliance and joining leading companies defining the use of RFID in the industry. Together, we can ensure multi-vendor interoperability across all components and maximize the potential of RFID technology!