Healthcare products travel a complex supply chain involving many steps, numerous middlemen, and substantial fees before reaching patients. This process, filled with redundancies and inefficiencies, is where the cost of healthcare rises and where the potential for deadly stockouts occurs.
Unfortunately, there's also a cost to your patients and your hospital staff when clinicians must spend time locating and replenishing supplies instead of dispensing care.
TECSYS healthcare solutions ensure the right products are in the right place at the right time, freeing up your hospital staff to be caregivers, not stocktakers.
That's good news for both your clinical staff and your patients!
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Today's hospitals face many daily challenges — volatile customer demand, little or no inventory visibility, diverse patient care processes, and complex payment structures, all spanning geographically-dispersed facilities! Meeting these challenges puts great demands on their logistics systems, particularly in point-of-use settings, where clinical staff have to manually manage inventory. The human step in the process is very time-consuming and error-prone, and therefore costly.
Designed and configured for the hospital supply chain, TECSYS' Supply Management System (SMS) directly addresses all of a hospital's global inventory management and point-of-use challenges. SMS is a user-friendly supply chain execution solution that enables hospitals and clinics to become significantly more efficient at point-of-use locations, freeing up clinical staff to focus on patient care.
With SMS, the supply chain process at point-of-use locations is intuitive and completely automated. SMS uses touch-screen technology to facilitate ease-of-access to information with the least amount of intervention. Products are captured via bar codes and stored in the TECSYS system, enabling purchasing organizations to track usage, re-order to minimums and plan the demand accordingly.
In addition to providing global visibility into inventory levels across the entire health system, SMS allows the hospital system to analyze the value of those inventories at all locations. Without TECSYS' SMS, the inventory value would be expensed the moment the asset leaves the hospital distribution center.
As hospitals search for ways to reduce costs and improve the quality of their patient care, identifying efficient methods of managing their supply chains has become a major focus for them.
The increasing demand for improved healthcare services has also highlighted the urgent need for hospitals to exchange timely information with pharmaceutical and medical/surgical distributors and manufacturers. Knowing what products you will need, and when you will need them, is critical to your health system. It is also critical for your partners, staff, patients and suppliers alike.
Getting products to your hospitals and clinics on time and in the most cost-effective way has always been a challenge for hospital systems. Multiple hand-offs, manual paper trails, and few automated or recorded steps can lead to poor service, late deliveries and even lost products.
TECSYS Mobile Delivery software is a powerful event tracking and delivery management system. It streamlines and manages all steps involved in putting the right products in the right hands at the right time. From the loading of delivery trucks to the hospital receiving dock, right through to the proper floor location and/or person, every step is automated and tracked to ensure optimum delivery.
When combined with TECSYS Consolidated Service Center Management software, Mobile Delivery extends the load building and shipping functionality inherent in the distribution center, and allows for end-to-end visibility of all phases of the shipment through a service-centric portal.