VHHA Drug Supply Chain Security Act Readiness Survey

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will begin a series of public meetings starting August 23, 2017 on the topic of Enhanced Drug Distribution Security Under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). The DSCSA went into effect in March of 2016. The act requires pharmacies to comply with new Track & Trace laws.

The purpose of this quick survey is to find out how your organization is progressing with the implementation of DSCSA, and more specifically, how your hospital or health system is preparing for the Enhanced Drug Distribution Security Provision, which requires transaction information and transaction statements to be exchanged in a secure, interoperable, electronic manner.

This survey should take no more than ten minutes to complete. We would like all survey responses by, Friday, August 18, 2017. Your participation and feedback is greatly appreciated. 

* 1. Hospitals and pharmacies are required to comply with the DSCSA requirement to collect track and trace data electronically, has your hospital begun implementing this requirement?

* 2. Where do you store and manage your DSCSA data?

* 3. The DSCSA Enhanced Drug Distribution Security Provision imposes interoperable, electronic tracing of products at the package level; are you able to receive serialized product data from your trading partners electronically?

* 4. If you are able to receive product data, is the data in the correct format or does it require manual manipulation before it can be saved to your system of record?

* 5. Has the DSCSA placed additional burdens on your IT budgets?

* 6. Does your hospital's legal and compliance department have policies / Standard Operating Proceedures (SOPs) and procedures in place to manage responding to DSCSA compliance audits?

* 7. Please provide the name of your Hospital or Health System.

* 8. Please provide your name and title.

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