Noblis Awarded Department of Veterans Affairs Contract to Provide RASMAS
RASMAS, the web-based recall management service, is being used by National Center for Patient Safety.
Fall Church, VA, January 26, 2010 — Noblis, a nonprofit science, technology, and strategy organization, has been awarded a new contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS), to utilize RASMAS, the leading web-based recall management service.
Noblis was awarded a contract, award number VA251-P-0611, with a value of $473,295. The solicitation asked for “accurate and timely” product recall information through a web-based service that is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Pulling an unsafe product off the shelf and returning it to a supplier is one important way to safeguard the life or health of a patient. Located within NCPS, the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA’s) Product Recall Office is tasked to manage recalls of all medical devices and products initiated by manufacturers or the FDA that are applicable to VHA. Recalls include, not only those issued by the FDA, but can come from other external sources, such as RASMAS, or manufacturer field notifications.
Established in 2004, RASMAS helps hospitals track recalled and defective supplies. RASMAS delivers timely and actionable healthcare product recalls, comprehensive workflow capabilities, and access to a growing online community of healthcare professionals. Many leading hospitals utilize the RASMAS web-based service to drive patient safety best practices, manage costs, and reduce exposure to product recall liability throughout the enterprise.
“We are very pleased and excited to expand our relationship with Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Center for Patient Safety,” said Cathy Veum, RASMAS, senior manager. “The National Center for Patient Safety, whose goal is to ensure the nationwide reduction and prevention of inadvertent harm to patients as a result of their care, is concerned with the host of products that can affect patient safety within a healthcare facility. With its proven timeliness, accuracy, and breadth across multiple domains, I am confident that RASMAS will meet their needs.”
Further information about the award can be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities website, www.fbo.gov. For more information about RASMAS, visit www.RASMAS.noblis.org.
Noblis, a nonprofit science, technology, and strategy organization, brings the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering know-how in an impartial environment to find timely, innovative, and enduring solutions to our clients’ greatest challenges. Noblis works in essential areas including healthcare; national security and intelligence; transportation; sustainability: energy, environment, and climate; and enterprise services. For more information on Noblis, visit noblis.org.
About Noblis’ Health Innovation and RASMAS
In Health Innovation, Noblis is a catalyst and trusted resource for innovative and constructive transformation in healthcare serving both government and non-government organizations. Noblis offers the RASMAS service that is revolutionizing how product safety and recall management is managed within the healthcare supply chain.
RASMAS is a web-based service that enables healthcare providers and suppliers to collaborate and respond to product recalls and alerts with dramatically increased speed, thus lowering administrative costs, mitigating legal risk, and most importantly, improving patient safety. For more information, visit www.rasmas.noblis.org.