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Real-time inventory and charge capture system Overview

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Building on over 40 years of providing solutions to the health care industry, DeRoyal brings you the Continuum® system.

Continuum is an automated inventory control and charge capture business solution designed to help you reduce costs, increase revenue, and maximize clinical efficiencies by knowing what you have in inventory, who uses each item, and on whom an item is used.

Using either Ultra-High Radio Frequency IDentification (UHF RFID) technology or a weight-based bin system, Continuum can integrate with your existing IT systems to provide a passive work flow for inventory control, point-of-use consumption, and patient charge capture.

Continuum provides real-time reporting that ensures the most accurate business analytics, and its customizable dashboards allow you to quickly and easily view your most important metrics.

UHF RFID:
Ultra-High Radio Frequency IDentification

The Continuum® System is an innovative cloud-based inventory management and charge capture solution that uses Ultra-High Radio Frequency Identification Technology (UHF RFID) to assist providers in delivering high quality orthopedic softgoods and bracing to patients.

UHF RFID: The Technology

  • DeRoyal’s Continuum® real-time inventory and charge capture system is comprised of three main components:, and . These components can be used independently or in any combination. All three components read a special Continuum UHF RFID tag that is present on inventory items and securely communicates with our cloud-based software. Continuum passively collects the most detailed and accurate data of any other offering in the industry, providing real-time supply visibility throughout the supply chain all the way to the point of use. The cloud-based reporting capabilities make accessing and analyzing data easier and quicker than ever, creating efficiencies for the best decision making possible. With accurate data, hospitals have the opportunity to create significant change in today’s healthcare industry. Increased pressure to decrease cost while increasing patient care and satisfaction has created the need for visibility and accurate data without the manual processes. DeRoyal also offers , an iOS® app to generate electronic proof of delivery of products dispensed to a patient.

    The Continuum® System Offers Your Facility:

    • Real-time, item-level supply visibility
    • Physician benchmarking
    • Supply expiration and waste management
    • Accurate usage and charge capture
    • Automated doctor performance cards
    • Digital chain of custody technology
    • Customizable web analytics dashboard

    Advanced Analytics

    The Continuum solutions work together to provide advanced analytics such as continuous inventory value and Continuum Performance Cards. Unlike traditional preference cards, the Continuum Performance Card takes into account what items are used on specific combinations of procedures in addition to other variables that may impact what is opened during a case.

  • Supply Usage and Charge Capture

    Continuum® Safes are point-of-use, smart trash bins that read and analyze supplies used during a case. Taking the place of an existing trashcan, clinicians simply open items for use in the procedure area and dispose of them as normal. The Safe immediately captures accurate usage, cost, UDI details, and sends charge information to your EHR seamlessly. The Safe also alerts clinicians to both expired and off contract items. Through our cloud-based analytics dashboard, clinicians can easily analyze the data to improve efficiencies throughout the supply chain.

    Key Benefits:

    • Automated UDI capture
    • Continuum performance cards
    • Accurate physician case cost
    • Streamlined supply chain
    Continuum Safe
  • Secured Inventory Management

    Continuum® Vaults are secure, inventory locations used to store and track high-value items. Using your existing storage areas, the Vault is retrofitted to create a monitored inventory storage space. The Vault provides a controlled access which automatically assigns products to a staff member or vendor using our authenticate-and-take process. The user signs into the room and items they remove are placed into their custody until they are returned or assigned to a patient via the Vault, Safe or Confirm.

    Continuum Vault
  • Open Inventory Tracking

    Continuum® Links continuously read open inventory areas such as supply rooms, cores, and procedure rooms. Utilizing UHF RFID technology, the Link can continuously read the contents of designated areas. This not only allows constant monitoring of items on the shelf, but provides critical details such as out-of-stocks, inventory cost, and products nearing expiration. This also assists staff in quickly and easily locating items throughout the facility.

    Continuum Link
  • Remote Supply and Document Management

    Continuum® Confirm is an app designed for use on iOS®. It is a point-of-use dispensing device used to assign products to patients and generate electronic proof of delivery. Continuum® Confirm works seamlessly with a Continuum® Vault or as a stand-alone system. The proof of delivery electronically signed by patients is automatically stored in the Continuum Cloud and is easily accessible along with each patient’s demographic and insurance information within the billing module.

    Continuum Confirm

UHF RFID: Emergency Room

Durable Medical Equipment companies (DMEs) often make certain items such as orthopedic braces, crutches, canes, and walkers available for hospitals to use in the Emergency Department. A provides a secured inventory space for those items and allows additional tracking and reporting of item usage. Access control and UHF RFID technology make it possible for a Vault to know who accesses the inventory and what items are removed. The Continuum real-time inventory and charge capture system can also interface with hospital admission systems to allow items removed from the Vault to be assigned to the patient to whom they are given. This information is stored in the Continuum Cloud and made available to necessary hospital and DME staff for reporting, restocking, and billing purposes.

Key Benefits:

  • Avoid the cost of Orthopedic Supplies
  • Improve Staff Efficiency
  • Ensure Compliance with Processes
  • Robust Reporting

Work Flow:

Continuum® Vault fits smoothly into the patient care process with a simple work flow for the clinician.

  1. Enter Continuum® Vault using existing access control
  2. Retrieve product for patient
  3. Exit Continuum® Vault and select patient name on Continuum screen
  4. Provide product to patient

UHF RFID: Physician Office

"The Continuum® system has allowed me to better manage my inventory by decreasing my total volume of inventory, virtually eliminating inventory shrinkage, and keeping better track of order placement. With the Continuum ability to automatically reorder twice a week, I no longer have to spend time manually ordering. Continuum's reports also allow me to track proper patient charges, seldom used items, and daily usage for the office."

- Justin Creasey, Director of Orthotics, OrthoTennessee

In today’s medical world, many physician offices are challenged by the need to cut costs while still improving patient experiences. The Continuum real-time inventory and charge capture system for the physician office can aid in this process by using the UHF RFID technology in the to increase automation. Whether your office does its own billing or outsources it to a DME, Continuum can add value by providing:

  • Digital chain of custody
  • Real-time inventory management
  • Patient charge billing files
  • The ability to track high-dollar items
  • Alerts of expired items

With the Continuum program, high quality DMEPOS softgoods and bent metals are manufactured by DeRoyal and sent to your location. These items are then stocked in the Continuum Vault, which will keep a running total of what is in stock, what is out of stock, and what has been removed from the Vault and assigned to a clinician. Once an item is removed by a clinician and assigned to a patient, the system will generate a billing file based off of the ADT or scheduling interface that is sent to the Continuum system, as well as decrementing that item from its inventory and creating an automatic reorder in our system for the product to be replenished and restocked in the vault.

Continuum® Confirm is an optional iOS® application that can be added to the solution. It is a point of use dispensing device used to assign products to patients and generate electronic proof of delivery. The patient’s demographic, insurance information and proof of delivery are stored in the Continuum Cloud and are easily accessible within the billing module.

UHF RFID: Durable Medical Equipment

Durable Medical Equipment companies (DMEs) often make certain items such as orthopedic braces, crutches, canes, and walkers available for hospitals to use in the Emergency Department. A provides a secured inventory space for those items and allows additional tracking and reporting of item usage. Access control and UHF RFID technology make it possible for a Vault to know who accesses the inventory and what items are removed. Continuum can also interface with hospital admission systems to allow items removed from the Vault to be assigned to the patient to whom they are given. This information is stored in the Continuum Cloud and made available to necessary hospital and DME staff for reporting, restocking, and billing purposes.

Key Benefits:

  • Control inventory
  • Capture documentation
  • Generate revenue
  • Accountability
  • Robust reporting

Work Flow:

  1. Facility employee accesses room
  2. Facility employee takes item for patient
  3. Facility employee exits room and selects patient name on Vault Screen
  4. Provide product to patient
  5. DME staff accesses billing information and documentation via the Continuum® Cloud.

Continuum® Confirm is an optional iOS® application can be added to the solution. It is a point of use dispensing device used to assign products to patients and generate electronic proof of delivery. The patient’s demographic, insurance information and proof of delivery are stored in the Continuum Cloud and are easily accessible within the billing module.

UHF RFID: Procedure Areas

In today’s healthcare environment, capturing accurate data is a challenging, time-consuming process prone to human-error. Practices such as updated Doctor Preference Cards, determining procedure costs, capturing accurate usage are recurring challenges. DeRoyal has always been committed to improving both the clinical quality and economic health of our customers. To create efficiency, automation, and accuracy, DeRoyal created an innovation UHF RFID system that accomplishes just that. DeRoyal’s Continuum® real-time inventory and charge capture system is the technology of the future, answering the healthcare industry’s needs of today and tomorrow. Continuum passively collects the most detailed and accurate data of any offering in the industry. Our Continuum solutions automatically track items throughout receiving, storage, and point-of-use.

Key Benefits:

  • Real-time, item-level supply visibility
  • Physician benchmarking
  • Supply expiration and waste management
  • Accurate usage and charge capture
  • Automated Doctor Performance Cards
  • Digital Chain of Custody technology
  • Customizable web-based dashboard & analytics

Continuum’s three main components can be used in tandem or as standalone components providing benefits at different levels whether it be in a designated inventory location or in the procedure area at the point of use. In any scenario, Continuum provides healthcare providers with passive, item-level supply traceability without relying on human intervention. Beyond that, Continuum’s cloud-based reporting capabilities make accessing and analyzing data easier and quicker than ever, creating efficiencies for the best decision making possible.

UHF RFID: Open Inventory

A typical medical facility will have inventory in many different areas, including warehouses, central supply rooms, and procedural suite areas such as the operating room. monitors supplies in open inventory locations by utilizing UHF RFID technology and our cloud-based Continuum software. Link creates an environment where doing inventory counts or expiration checks is an easy task accomplished simply by accessing the Continuum dashboard via any web browser. Link can be used independently or paired with our Continuum® Safe and Vault solutions to further control inventory and capture charge information.

Weight-based:
Usage Identification with Weight Sensors

PAR Bins is engineered to remove caregivers entirely from inventory processes associated with current technologies. PAR Bins is revolutionizing the supply chain, providing nursing with the confidence to know that the right supplies will be in the right place, at the right time.


Weight-based System powered by PAR Excellence for exclusive use with DeRoyal Continuum®.


*More Systems available at parexcellencesystems.com.

Weight-based: The Technology

PAR Bins dramatically changes the way Materials Management Departments serve their customers. By measuring and managing PAR Location product usage in near real time, supply decisions are made proactively rather than reactively. Hours spent on reconciliation and requisition can be re-deployed to better serve your customers.


KLAS Category Leader

For four consecutive years, PAR Excellence Systems has been ranked Category Leader in the Point of Use Inventory Management market segment published in the December 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions of "Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services."

PAR Bins

Utilizing the latest technology, PAR Bins weight-sensors automatically identify supply usage as it occurs, communicating to Materials Management for timely replenishment. Demand shifts are easily recognized and responded to, reducing service interruptions – all without distracting your clinical staff from patient care.



PAR Express

PAR Express utilizes PAR Bin’s weight-based technology to provide you with an automated solution for replenishment, cost accounting and patient charge activities. In addition to automatic supply replenishment, PAR Express rapidly displays the items removed from each bin for quick association to the patient and confirmation by the caregiver.


SECURED ENTRY Options

The PAR Excellence System can be secured with a choice of several access devices that include: card reader, key pad, fob, UHF RFID scan, or deadbolt/key lock.


Weight-based System powered by PAR Excellence for exclusive use with DeRoyal Continuum®.


*More Systems available at parexcellencesystems.com.


Weight-based: Emergency Room

Durable Medical Equipment companies (DMEs) often make certain items such as orthopedic braces, crutches, canes, and walkers available for hospitals to use in the Emergency Department. A Continuum® Vault provides a secured inventory space for those items and allows additional tracking and reporting of item usage. Access control and weight-based technology make it possible for a Vault to know who accesses the inventory and what items are removed. The Continuum real-time inventory and charge capture system can also interface with hospital admission systems to allow items removed from the Vault to be assigned to the patient to whom they are given. This information is stored in the PAR Excellence software and made available to necessary hospital and DME staff for reporting, restocking, and billing purposes.


Key Benefits:

  • Avoid the cost of Orthopedic Supplies
  • Improve Staff Efficiency
  • Ensure Compliance with Processes
  • Robust Reporting



Work Flow:

Continuum® Vault fits smoothly into the patient care process with a simple work flow for the clinician.

  1. Enter Continuum® Vault using existing access control
  2. Retrieve product for patient
  3. Select patient name on Vault screen
  4. Provide product to patient

Weight-based System powered by PAR Excellence for exclusive use with DeRoyal Continuum®.


*More Systems available at parexcellencesystems.com.

Weight-based: Physician Office

In today’s medical world, many physician offices are challenged by the need to cut costs while still improving patient experiences. The Continuum real-time inventory and charge capture system for the physician office can aid in this process by using the weight-based technology in the Continuum® Vault to increase automation. Whether your office does its own billing or outsources it to a DME, Continuum can add value by providing:

Whether your office does its own billing or outsources it to a DME, the weight-based system can add value by providing:

  • Digital chain of custody
  • Real-time inventory management
  • Patient charge billing files
  • The ability to track high-dollar items



With the weight-based program, high quality DMEPOS softgoods and bent metals are manufactured by DeRoyal and sent to your location. These items are then stocked in the inventory, which will keep a running total of what is in stock, what is out of stock, and what has been removed and assigned to a clinician. Once an item is removed by a clinician and assigned to a patient, the system will generate a billing file based off of the ADT or scheduling interface that is sent to the PAR Express system, as well as decrementing that item from its inventory and creating an automatic reorder in our system for the product to be replenished and restocked in the vault.


Weight-based System powered by PAR Excellence for exclusive use with DeRoyal Continuum®.


*More Systems available at parexcellencesystems.com.

Weight-based: Durable Medical Equipment

Durable Medical Equipment companies (DMEs) often make certain items such as orthopedic braces, crutches, canes, and walkers available for hospitals to use in the Emergency Department. A Continuum® Vault provides a secured inventory space for those items and allows additional tracking and reporting of item usage. Access control and weight-based technology make it possible for a Vault to know who accesses the inventory and what items are removed. PAR Express can also interface with hospital admission systems to allow items removed from the Vault to be assigned to the patient to whom they are given.

Key Benefits:

  • Control inventory
  • Capture documentation
  • Generate revenue
  • Accountability
  • Robust reporting


Work Flow:

  1. Facility employee accesses room
  2. Facility employee takes item for patient
  3. Facility employee selects patient name on PAR Express Screen
  4. Provide product to patient
  5. DME staff accesses billing information and documentation via the PAR Express software.

Weight-based System powered by PAR Excellence for exclusive use with DeRoyal Continuum®.


*More Systems available at parexcellencesystems.com.

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