Achieve Just-in-Time Inventory Control
Maintain reliable stock levels and accurate demand assessments, accelerating replenishment activities and eliminating the manual counting and data entry that takes valuable time away from logistics and clinical personnel.
The Tecsys POU solution helps ensure that efficient, automated processes can be deployed throughout the hospital to keep operational costs low. This automation leads to controlled, orderly storage supply areas where staff can easily find what they need. We support your logistics activities and simplify user interactions at the point of use, creating intuitive supply chain activities. This is possible with options such as two-bin Kanban and perpetual inventory management methods using RFID, barcode, and mobile technologies.
Introduce Real-Time Inventory Tracking and Traceability
Tecsys’ solution allows you to track and trace products requiring item-level traceability from receipt into inventory to utilization for a patient. This capability supports both clinical and financial requirements. Tecsys automates the management of critical specialty items used in procedural areas (OR, cath lab, and IR), such as medical devices, tissue implants, consignment items, and instrument trays.
Tecsys’ POU solution enhances the quality and availability of pertinent information, helping to prevent product expiry, reduce product loss, and support regulatory compliance. It also provides visibility into the inventory that vendors store inside your facility and greatly reduces the need for time-consuming manual intervention for clinical staff. Now you can establish complete chain of custody and access information about the inventory of these supplies, their replenishment, and consumption levels by product as well as manage recalls and expirations.
Implement Automated and Accurate Case Costing
For your case-managed environment, cost savings and patient safety are achieved through a fully automated inventory management workflow in which supply usage is captured, tracked, and measured for business intelligence.
The Tecsys system helps you avoid disruptions in clinical workflows, capture UDI effortlessly, and eliminate any double-entry processes. With these capabilities in place, your clinical caregivers spend less of their valuable time involved in inventory management, ultimately preventing patient case delays and cancellation.
In your perioperative areas, the Tecsys solution gives you the tools to plan procedure supply needs in advance and capture all case-related information, including exact pick, usage, waste, and return data. Tecsys reduces the number of steps in your case picking flow and the time spent on data collection wherever possible to increase efficiency, reduce the risk of errors, and accurately close the case-costing loop.
Our system contributes to per-procedure and per-physician costing insights, standardization of physician preference items, and fact-driven preference card optimization.
Access Analytics to Support Your ROI
Tecsys Itopia gives hospital managers and administrators extensive, accurate utilization data, as well as the means to analyze and act on business intelligence, key metrics, and analytics tools. Having all of this information readily available makes it easy to monitor supply chain performance on an ongoing basis.
The solution’s ability to integrate with complementary systems is central to its value proposition. Capturing accurate point-of-use consumption data only becomes valuable once that data is leveraged toward organizationally meaningful analytics.
Put Data Capture Technologies and Storage Equipment to Work
Process efficiency and automated tracking of product movement and usage are possible through Tecsys’ RFID “smart” technology products and barcode solutions. These eliminate time-consuming, manual processes and provide real-time inventory visibility across the frontline of service.
The Tecsys system also incorporates all the material you require, including mobile devices, scanners, and printers that can be easily connected. The result: instant supply chain information—anywhere, anytime, on any device. To minimize your storage footprint while facilitating structured inventory management, we also offer high-density modular storage systems designed specifically for healthcare facilities.
Mercy Success Story: Sustaining Margin Performance in the OR
The ability to deliver high-quality care to an expanding population base with constricting resources is a challenge that affects all healthcare organizations. To address changing revenue models, healthcare leader Mercy needed a comprehensive assessment of perioperative performance and a plan to maintain the viability of this critical service line.
A Holistic, Integrated Approach to the Healthcare Supply Chain
The healthcare supply chain is unlike that in any other industry. For most hospitals, the parties and processes required to get a product from the manufacturer to the point of use are many and varied, resulting in high costs and significant waste.
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