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