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Millstone Medical Outsourcing Advances Software, Hardware to Enhance Online Solution for Customers

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 News on IT in Healthcare J E 4
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FALL RIVER, Mass., June 8 Millstone Medical Outsourcing announced today that the company recently upgraded both the hardware and software of its proprietary inventory management system (IMS) to provide customers with the latest in IMS functionality. Hardware upgrades included state-of-the-art Structured Query Language (SQL)/Windows servers and T1 line redundancy. Software implementation included increased functionality to track surgical loaner kits in the field, integration with third party logistics tracking features, enhanced access and reporting of inventory currently in-process and in finished goods, and upgraded virtualization software to provide quicker response times and an extremely high degree of reliability. Millstone, outsource partner to the nation's top orthopedic companies, is the fast-growing provider of advanced inspection, clean room packaging, loaner kit processing, and distribution services to medical and dental device manufacturers worldwide.

Millstone's online IMS provides real-time visibility to new product receipt through packaging and sterilization. The system includes customer service access to the Millstone finished goods warehouse and gives traceability, at a lot code/serial number level, to products shipped to field locations and distributors. The most advanced module of the online IMS is the loaner kit processing functionality. This module provides lot code level traceability to items within the kit, full visibility to all kits maintained in the client loaner pool, and immediate knowledge of any items that are not returned with a loaner kit.

"At Millstone, the information technology team is committed to developing cutting-edge solutions to address the growing and changing needs of our customers. Our cost-effective IMS solutions can be implemented in days while providing customers the level of service they need to compete in today's competitive market," said Andre Furtado, Millstone's Information Technology Director.

About Millstone Medical Outsourcing

Millstone Medical Outsourcing is a leading provider of customized outsourcing solutions to the medical device industry. With a client roster of over 50 prominent companies in the orthopedic sector alone, including nine of the top ten, Millstone delivers superior quality service, unparalleled expertise, and guaranteed ROI. The company offers advanced inspection, sterile and non-sterile packaging, loaner kit processing, and distribution services to device and product manufacturers worldwide. Millstone is privately-held and operates state-of-the-art facilities in Fall River, MA, and Memphis, TN. The company is FDA registered and ISO certified by BSI, Inc. to ISO 13485: 2003. For more information, please visit www.millstonemedical.com.

SOURCE Millstone Medical Outsourcing
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