Arch Makes Re-ordering Mandatory AED Replacement Supplies Easier than Ever Before
-By Micah Bongberg Google+ | @annuvia
SAN FRANSISCO, CA – Owning and overseeing Automated External Defibrillator (AED Defibrillator) units can be easy with the right management program. Leading AED Medical Direction and Oversight programs track an AED unit’s vital – mandatory – expiration dates, such as electrode pads and batteries, for the AED’s owner, so that they can stay ahead of the curve and reorder products as necessary. Arch, Annuvia’s new AED Medical Direction and Oversight software-as-a-service (SAAS) system, however, is the first to integrate these important AED unit expiration dates with a patent-pending e-commerce store to help AED owners re-order accessories automatically, on time, and before they expire – for any AED unit type.
“Proper AED management and legal compliance is about much more than buying an AED unit ‘prescription’ from an online vendor,” says Robert Taggart Vice President of Communications and Government Affairs for Annuvia, a national CPR/AED and First Aid Training company headquartered in San Francisco, Ca. As an attorney and EMT, Mr. Taggart has seen many court cases related to improper AED management, most of which could have been prevented with technology such as Arch. “But, just because there’s a lot to running a legally-compliant AED program, doesn’t mean its impossible,” he states. “Arch removes a lot of the complexity in the AED management space, by taking the burden of managing AED units off of our clients’ shoulders. This doesn’t begin and end with purchasing an AED and providing medical control from a state-licensed physician, but continues for years by continually overseeing our clients’ records and making the reordering process simpler than ever before.”
Arch uses a patent-pending technology to systematically cross-reference an AED owner’s AED unit records with the expiration dates of their equipment to make e-commerce recommendations. With Arch, AED owners are notified before their equipment expires and gives them a direct link to purchase replacement items online, in an experience just like Amazon.com.
Since Arch offers AED program administrators multiple levels of access to the website, such as a location administrator responsible for just one facility or a global administrator responsible for their organization’s international AED program, Arch can further cross-reference needs by location, product type, purchase order numbers and more. “No matter who is using the site (location administrator or global administrator), Arch can show the products that are recommended at any given point in time,” states Taggart. “If a user is unsure of their program’s status or needs help pre-ordering, before equipment expires, Arch offers ‘Recommendations’ to instantly determine what’s right for their needs. This service works if they have one – or one thousand – AED units and ties automatically to our ecommerce store for instant checkout.”
Arch’s Medical Direction, AED Oversight, and e-commerce integration is the first and only of its kind, but Taggart’s goals don’t stop with Arch’s seamless re-ordering process. “In addition to helping existing AED owners process orders more efficiently, giving them new, more convenient methods of keeping their accounts in compliance with state and local laws, we hope Arch shows new, would-be AED unit buyers that AED management and legal compliance is a burden we’re happy to take off their shoulders, ideally leading to increased AED deployment and fewer lives lost to sudden cardiac arrest.”