Expect the best!The hospital supply inventory managed in ORs is one of the most difficult inventories to maintain. The items included in the hospital supply inventory move from the shipper to your receiving; from receiving to the floor and finally to the individual patient use storage places. In order for these inventory supplies to arrive when and where they will be needed they are typically handled by many different hands. They are also subject to expiration dates, waste and evaporation (the accounting term for items which inexplicably drop out of inventory). When you consider these hospital inventory supplies account for as much as 25% to 40% of your hospital’s budget, a small amount of waste, evaporation, misplaced items, and/or expired goods adds up quickly.
As Healthcare costs continue to rise, most hospital administrators would agree they do not manage their OR inventory supplies as well as they would like and seek answers in systems, devices and processes.
The success of any of these “solutions” starts and ends with an accurate physical inventory count of the hospital's OR inventory supplies; this is where BIG Inventory Services shines. Our background is in retail physical inventory services and related services. Changing the retail physical inventory service industry from a financial inventory only to SKU-based and eventually UPC-based was difficult and required us to be submerged in technology based methodologies. We developed checks and balances centered on both the Information Technology and Human element and now have ported that tried and trued approach to our service - hospital OR Inventory physical counts.
We bring these skills to bear on all types of hospitals; small community hospitals: large regionals, IDNs, Ambulatory Surgery Centers--any size-- anywhere. We perform physical inventories in all departments, where medsurg inventory supplies may reside including:
- > OR Suites > CVOR Suites > ENDO
- > CYSTO > L&D > ORTHO
- > NEURO > Ocular > Sterile Processing/SPD
- > Cath & IR Labs > EP & PV Labs > Anesthesia
- > Storerooms > Pharmacies > Warehouses