Improve Medical Device Inventory Management with RFID SmartCabinets
Assuta medical services center needed a better system for medical device inventory management in its two cath-labs. The hospital also wanted to save money by right-sizing its medical device inventory. Assuta turned to RFID SmartCabinets to solve its problems. The RFID SmartCabinets enable medical device consignment purchasing along with saving time accessing supplies to better manage inventory. (view images of RFID SmartCabinets)
Problems the Hospital Had with Medical Device Inventory Management
Assuta is Israel’s largest and leading private medical services center. Over the past 70 years, Assuta has become renowned as the most advanced hospital in the Middle East. It comprises eleven clinics and hospitals across Israel and provides innovative surgeries and diagnostic procedures in all fields of medicine, including cardiology, oncology, gynecology, urology and more.
The center runs two cath-labs with over 5,000 diagnosis, catheterization, and treatment procedures performed each year. In this busy environment, efficiently managing medical device inventory is critical. Managing the inventory using the manual counting process practiced at the hospital left a great deal of room for errors.
The Hospital decided to change the way they managed their inventory and selected the RFID SmartCabinet in order to automate their medical device inventory management process. The company’s expert team visited the two cath-labs, spoke with staff, reviewed procedures frequencies, and current space. Once the assessment process was done, four RFID SmartCabinets were installed in each room.
RFID SmartCabinets Right-Size Medical Device Inventory
The SmartCabinets now provides the hospital precise, real-time medical device inventory management capabilities and allows staff to have an accurate view of inventory levels and usage at all times. Its process method is simple, and involves minor effort by all involved. The pre-approved cath-lab nurse opens the RFID SmartCabinet with their ID tags, removes the required medical device, and closes the cabinet’s doors. The used medical devices are instantly recorded to the materials management software. Detailed reports are then available for materials management teams and others to adjust inventory levels and better manage costs.
RFID SmartCabinet Enables Medical Device Consignment Purchasing And More
In addition the hospital’s cath-lab has been able to,
- Move to a medical device consignment purchasing model with its suppliers
- Provide the entire supply chain an accurate view of inventory levels
- Eliminated waste to right-size inventory
- Meet LEAN healthcare management goals
Contact Us for the RFID SmartCabinet for Your Hospital
The RFID SmartCabinet will help with medical device inventory management in any department or patient care area within your hospital. Give us a call today at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message to learn more about how the RFID SmartCabinet can be used in your facility.