Only 5 weeks left until the end of the soft launch. In this newsletter you can read more about the national self-assessment tool, what you can do yourself to prevent problems with scanning and the new date for the webinar.
National self-assessment tool in development
The NMVO is developing a self-assessment tool for pharmacists in consultation with KNMP to compare performance with regard to the implementation of the FMD. This benchmark provides insight into scan performance and the number of alerts at an individual pharmacy level. The NMVO notes that many NMVS users want to get a better picture of the results of their efforts to integrate scanning as effectively as possible into their work processes. The national self-assessment tool will be made available shortly to meet this need.
What can you do yourself to prevent scanning problems?
We see in practice that scanning can be tricky, but that a high success rate is possible. More than 400 pharmacies have a success rate of 99.4% or more! In addition to the scan test from your AIS supplier and the NMVO test codes below, you can take a number of steps yourself.
If you get an FMD message, check the information in your AIS and the package. In more than half of the cases, the problem is the scanner that passes only lowercase letters. Compare the code on the package with the code on your screen. Do you see that uppercase and / or lowercase letters do not match? Then try the NMVO scan test. If the result of this test is successful, then contact your AIS supplier.
Last week we placed the second test code. This week we have a new 2D data matrix to test your scanners. With this 2D code we test the most common errors of the past weeks. We notice that in practice the results within a company sometimes differ, even with identical scanners and systems. It is therefore important to perform this test on all your scanners.
1.Check whether the scanner is connected to the computer on which you are testing.
2. Open Notepad or Word. SO DO NOT TEST IN YOUR AIS!
3. Scan the code below:
If the test is successful, you will read: (01)07131QwYzA137(17)200709(10)0D61588(21)YZ-scan-TEST
Invitation to Skype update
NMVO organises a webinar on Thursday 12 September 13:00-14:00 (new date!).
NMVO invites all organisations that are registered as ‘participant’ of the NMVO foundation to this webinar. The aim of the webinar is to inform the participants of the NMVO foundation about the progress of the Dutch NMVS, also with respect to the approaching end of the “soft launch”, and to offer participants the opportunity to ask questions. If you are not yet a member of the NMVO Foundation, you can register here.
You can register for the webinar by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate in the e-mail which organisation you represent. A maximum of two people can participate per organisation. Prior to the webinar you will receive an invitation with which you can participate via Skype for business/Microsoft Teams.