Our Client needed better visibility into the location of OR supplies, especially as assets moved around the warehouse to OR rooms.
What they found was a need to not just optimize physician preference cards, but also a need to analyze supply usage, stocking levels, returns, locations, and quantities. They needed a solution that would help make acuity-based decisions and accurately document usage.
The Client faced some problems. First, they had very little visibility into the location of their OR assets.
Secondly, improving patient safety during procedures was also a priority. The medical center’s workflow studies found surgical staff leaving the OR to fetch supplies needed for OR procedures because they were not readily available in the OR.
By implementing a RAIN RFID solution built on the SmartX HUB cloud platform, the Client wanted to increase the visibility of all tagged OR supplies.
SmartX was committed to improving both the clinical quality and economic health of its Client, worked with OR Medical department to create a solution that would meet the organization’s needs.
SmartX built a solution that uses the SmartX HUB cloud platform to track all high value assets for a surgical procedure. The Client was able to integrate the solution with their existing SAP software and reduce time to packing and shipping the suplies.
Automated tracking leads to fewer lost items
When a worker checks out an item, they are associated with that asset’s unique tag chip. Readers scan each tag chip as the asset moves throughout the facility so Hospital staff can instantly locate the asset. OR Suplies movements are stored and presented in real-time making it easy to identify items that leave hospital OR path without permission, and preventing possible asset loss.
Reduce the time staff spends pulling and restocking supplies
The Clien uses fragile RAIN RFID tags and readers to automatically track supplies and link them to specific surgical procedures, reducing the need for staff to spend time restocking the OR and allowing them to focus on high-value tasks.
Implement data-driven supply management
The SmartX HUB solution collects data from tagged supplies used during procedures, and employs a SAP APIs interface to integrate with inventory, billing and surgical information systems so they can be properly tracked.