When you have clear visibility into medical supply use and spending patterns, you can better control costs and manage inventory. Health care facilities may reduce supply chain costs from 5% to 15% by improving analysis, planning, and control of supplies.
Designed for the OR and procedure areas, the OptiFlex point-of-use hospital supply chain system empowers you with the information and control needed to make an impact.
Be Ready for Unique Device Identifier (UDI) Tracking
The FDA has started requiring medical device manufacturers to put unique device identifiers (UDI) on their products. Health care providers need to be able to track the product UDIs throughout their inventory distribution processes—from item receipt to use on the patient.
Unlike other point-of-use systems for medical supplies, OptiFlex CL (Cath Lab) and OptiFlex SS (Surgical Services) are designed to enable UDI chain of custody tracking.
- With a single scan you can easily parse and capture lot, serial number, and expiration date off the package bar code at point of care.
- The ability to identify a device, associate it to a patient, and document it in the electronic health record (EHR) can greatly improve recall handling, which is especially critical for implantable devices.
Improve Supply Management Throughout the Healthcare Facility
OptiFlex systems work with open shelves, secured Omnicell automated dispensing cabinets, or a combination of the two. As supplies are issued they are recorded by patient, making charge capture effortless and accurate.
OptiFlex systems include:
Surgical Services (SS) – A perpetual inventory management system with automated physician preference cards
Cath Lab (CL) – Ideal for laboratory and materials management
Medical Surgical (MS) – For managing medical supplies on nursing units
After implementing OptiFlex hospital supply chain systems, customers have reported the following results:
- Increased charge capture by over $1 million a year1
- Labor savings of 5,000 to 7,000 hours per year1
- Missing inventory of $300,000 to $400,00 per year down to almost zero1
- End-of-year inventory process reduced from several days to just 3 hours1
- Cath lab turnover time reduced by nearly half2
1. Billings Clinic case study: Omnicell OptiFlex SS System Dramatically Improves Inventory Management and Financials in the Operating Room, 2011.
2. Paull A. Eliminating charge capture at Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center frees nurses for patient care. Cath Lab Digest. January 2004;12(1).