Improved Healthcare Inventory Management

Healthcare inventory management is crucial for ensuring consistent patient outcomes, but keeping track of the equipment and medical supplies can be strenuous. Most hospital administrators struggle to manage their inventory and often incorrectly order the amount of supplies their facility needs. They tend to order in excess and, after a few months, discover that some unused supplies are about to expire.

Clinical Workflow Management

At hospitals, it is difficult to know the right amount to order, as the demand for equipment and medical supplies fluctuates daily. The incoming patients determine the requirement, but the staff cannot wait for them to arrive first and then order the supplies. A single second delay can worsen a patient’s condition. Proper healthcare inventory management is essential to keep a count of the supplies and equipment and correctly estimate the quantity needed at a specific time.

To efficiently manage their inventory, the administrators must consider using healthcare asset tracking and clinical workflow management instead of the error-prone, time-consuming manual processes. By leveraging the two solutions, the administrators can accurately determine the stock levels, requirements, rein in operating costs, and provide the best care to their patients. Inventory management solutions help in two major ways:

Most hospital administrators are now adopting healthcare asset tracking solutions to get accurate information about their medical equipment and supplies in real-time. For example, Pycube’s Asset Management solution, aktivu™, gives you the ability to track and locate your equipment and provides valuable insight about your assets. Also, with healthcare asset tracking, you can keep yourself informed about the equipment’s utilization and depreciation, maintenance management, and workflow management.

Clinical workflow management can significantly improve healthcare inventory management. It monitors workflows and systems at hospitals, making it easier for the hospital staff to communicate and collaborate without hassle. Moreover, clinical workflow management enables you to find the required equipment, gain visibility into equipment conditions, determine maintenance needs, and cut down on errors and waste.

The solutions empower the hospital staff, making them more effective and efficient, ultimately improving their patient’s experience.

Customer Stories

A clinical engineering team from a Massachusetts – based community hospital faced challenged losing up to 30% of their telemetry devices annually. These devices would often be found with soiled linens throughout the hospital causing them to be washed away and lost during laundry cycles. Pycube utilized SyncSens™ RFID and aktivu’s™ loss prevention solutions to help reduce their loss to almost 0% through early asset detection.
A major New York hospital was having difficulty keeping track of their assets and keeping them from leaving the facility. Pycube used SyncSens™ RFID and aktivu’s™ loss prevention solution to alert the hospital using real time notifications and audible alarms to alert when assets pass through a designated choke point, allowing staff to react accordingly and save assets from leaving the facility.
A critical aspect of an emergency department is ensuring that staff and equipment are available and ready to go at all times. Optimizing equipment availability is an essential part of patient management, especially when dealing with a high number of emergency and trauma cases. Pycube’s aktivu™ asset management solution helped this hospital ensure the availability of their assets with improved staff efficiency throughout the patient care cycle, starting from when the patient is admitted to when they’re discharged.