What is GVL SmartEngine Technology?

by Rebecca Haugland | March 25, 2016

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The Purpose of GVL® SmartEngine™ Technology

GVL® SmartEngine™ technology was introduced to GlobalVetLINK’s platform in 2015, but the technology was part of the company’s vision long before. The concept of requirements built into the system has always been part of GVL’s plan.

The built-in GVL SmartEngine technology is what makes GVL’s digital animal health solutions truly different from paper forms, fillable PDFs and other electronic certificate products.


Designed for Veterinarians

Developed with the veterinarian in mind, GVL SmartEngine technology saves time and frustration by making health certificate and VFD creation as easy as possible, while ensuring that the completed certificates and VFDs are accurate and compliant with requirements.

Patent-pending GVL SmartEngine technology is only available in GVL systems. Simply put, it helps the vet select or input the correct information when creating a health certificate or VFD, and then verifies the entire certificate for accuracy, completeness and compliance.

When creating a health certificate or VFD in a paper form or a fillable pdf, a vet must provide the information needed from memory or by looking it up and then checking it over for accuracy. For example, specific state-to-state movement requirements or whether a VFD drug can be used in combination with other antibiotics.

GVL SmartEngine technology helps the vet through the creation process by holding this information within the system and presenting the correct options. Following completion of the certificate, it checks the document for accuracy and ensures the use of valid data. If something is missing or found to be incorrect, GVL SmartEngine technology identifies the errors to the veterinarian.

Ultimately, GVL SmartEngine technology reduces inaccuracies and saves time spent reviewing documents and following up with compliance issues. This improves efficiency while easing the minds of veterinarians, feed manufacturers, producers and state animal health officials.


Current Applications

GVL SmartEngine technology is used in FeedLINK® Electronic Veterinary Feed Directive (eVFD) System and HealthLINK® Digital Animal Health Certification System (electronic Certificates of Veterinary Inspection). The technology also powers GVL’s public animal movement requirements look-up web portal, AnimalRegs.com.

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In HealthLINK powered by GVL SmartEngine technology, users have the ability to look up state import and animal disease traceability (ADT) requirements and automatically verify them in one place to ensure the health certificate is compliant in all areas. This eliminates the process of trying to locate and verify the most recent requirements for each state.

When health certificates (CVIs) are completed in the HealthLINK system, documents are submitted to animal health officials immediately and available to animal owners in real-time through MyVetLINK.

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When creating a VFD in FeedLINK powered by GVL SmartEngine technology, veterinarians can only select the combinations of information (species, production class, indication and approved combinations) that are compliant with the drug labels.

When choosing the VFD drug, users can search by company, product (brand name or active ingredient) or indication of use to find what they are looking for. For example, if the user typed any of the terms “Elanco,” “tilmicosin,” “bovine” or “respiratory disease” into the drug search field, Pulmotil® would appear as an option to select.

After the drug selection, GVL SmartEngine technology presents the legal options for indication of use, dosage, stage of production, combination products and expiration date.

Once the VFD is completed, the veterinarian can sign it and immediately email a copy to the producer for record keeping and the feed manufacturer for fulfillment.

With the addition of more VFD products to manage in January 2017, GVL SmartEngine technology helps simplify the creation and management of electronic VFDs.


Compliance is Key

With new regulations and changing veterinary oversight requirements, veterinarians face potential challenges in working across state lines and managing compliance. Having GVL SmartEngine technology built into the HealthLINK eCVI and FeedLINK eVFD systems not only minimizes errors and ensures compliance, but also reduces the time spent creating health certificates and VFDs.

To learn more, explore GlobalVetLINK.com.