Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices as a Service?

HP has successfully introduced "Ink as a Service", or as they put it "Ink Replacement service".  There are three key factors that make this possible.  All of which will occur in the US (and global) pharmaceutical industry over the next 8 years and in other industries (certain Medical Devices?) in the future.  

So, will we see "Pharmaceuticals as a Service" (PaS), "Medical Devices as a Service" (MDaS) or even "Bananas as a Service" (BaS for those of you keeping track).

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Connecting the dots? ... Drug Tracing & NIST's draft Cloud Computing Metrics

The NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) “Cloud Computing Service Metrics Description” draft Special Publication provides some very interesting discussion on metrics for Service Agreements (SAs). I’m sure that other bodies (ISO, UN/CEFACT, etc.) may have similar publications, but in this document NIST seems to have developed a meta-model that we in the traceability field might be able to leverage to predict the availability of a full set of traceability data. Put simply, if a set of traceability data leading back to the original manufacturer is not complete, a software system might be able to query the associated set of SAs’ to determine when the full set should be available or provide some insight into why a particular link is missing when we tried to access it.

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Do you have a DSCSA Product or Service? Are you interested in reaching the attendees at HDMA and ASHP?

       We have developed a unique exhibit for both of these conferences that you can join in on.

                                    We are bringing a wall of monitors to both events.

                             We are going to show a simulation of the Rx Supply Chain.

   And highlight Products and Solutions that can help companies implement for DSCSA.

                          Your Product or Service can be part of the exhibit!

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Our special tonight is an edible QR code of squid ink on rice paper ...

The Guardian reported today that some restaurants are experimenting with edible QR codes on meals. Although this is interesting from a traceability perspective, it's probably more interesting as a means of connecting us consumers with the food that we eat and where it is sourced. Dole foods has been using barcodes on bananas for a number of years to link the consumer to the grower in an effort to better personalize the produce.

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