Arch Makes Re-ordering Mandatory AED Replacement Supplies Easier than Ever Before
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Owning and overseeing an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) 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 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 adds a new dimension to the process by being 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 and forgetting about it,” 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 reviewed court cases related to improper AED management, and concluded that most of them could have been prevented by utilizing the technology provided by the Arch program. “Just because there’s a lot to running a legally compliant AED program, doesn’t mean it’s all that difficult,” he states. “Arch significantly reduces the complexity of AED management requirements by taking that burden 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 as simple as a computer keyboard strike.”
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 given a direct link to purchase replacement items online, not unlike ordering an item on Amazon.com.
Arch offers AED program administrators multiple levels of access to the website, whether a single location administrator or a global administrator responsible for hundreds of facilities. Arch can cross-reference a customer’s 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 one 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 ease, ideally leading to increased AED deployment and fewer lives lost to sudden cardiac arrest.”