OptiFlex Cath Lab

Product Overview

Poor execution or consistency in inventory management can affect reimbursement claims for supplies used in patient procedures. It can also hinder effective clinical workflow. When you have the ability to easily track supply items as they're used throughout your facility—including in labs and procedure areas—you can be confident you're capturing necessary information for reimbursement.

The OptiFlex™ Cath Lab Supply Chain System gives you this confidence. This cath lab supply chain management system is designed for the unique needs of specialty areas such as the cath lab, diagnostic and interventional radiology, electrophysiology, and endoscopy. It easily tracks usage and costs, supporting your efforts to optimize revenue and improve clinical efficiency.

Improving Visibility of Costs Helps to Lower Costs

Easily capture data with a single scan at the point of care in order to:

  • See a running tally of costs of items used during a procedure
  • Track supplies as well as procedures in real-time
  • Automatically track cases by procedure, physician, type, and patient
  • Easily parse and capture lot, serial number, and expiration date off package bar code

Unique Device Identification Capabilities

The Cath Lab Supply Chain System is designed to enable unique device identifier (UDI) chain of custody tracking.

  • More easily identify recalled items and locate inventory
  • Clearly and accurately document implantable UDI information in the EHR
  • With a single scan easily parse and capture lot, serial number, and expiration date off the package bar code at point of care

Mobile App Adds Convenience

Use our OptiFlex iOS app to perform cycle counts and reordering without being tethered to a computer workstation.

Proven Results

  • 90% increase in charge capture1
  • Cath lab turnover time reduced by nearly half1

1. Paull A. Eliminating charge capture at Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center frees nurses for patient care. Cath Lab Digest. January 2004;12(1).


Improve Catheter Lab Supply Chain Management

  • Saves time by eliminating manual tracking
  • Prevents delays caused by stockouts
  • Lowers costs by reducing inventory levels and increasing inventory turns
  • Increases revenue by ensuring consistent and accurate charging
  • Shares information with other hospital systems to reduce rekeying of information in multiple locations

New Features with OptiFlex 15.0 Software

  • Import/Export program
  • Updated mobile app with cross-referencing and two-bin Kanban ordering
  • Over a dozen enhancements that include new OR and Total Touch windows and eight updated reports

Flexible System

  • Works with open shelves, secured automated dispensing cabinets, or a combination of the two
  • Cabinets can be tailored with Omnicell's Catheter Hardware Module
  • iOS mobile app for iPad Mini or iPod Touch adds convenience
  • OptiFlex server available in physical and virtual platforms (VMware Ready)

Efficient and Versatile

  • Captures lot numbers, serial numbers, and expiration dates
  • Warnings are given for expired products and latex content
  • Enables correct date of service information to be entered for items scanned later
  • Allows supply tracking in emergency cases – before a patient has an "admitted patient" record
  • Integrates with Omnicell® Tissue Center for efficient handling of tissue specimens

Smart Inventory Management

  • Tallies costs as items are scanned, giving clinicians greater awareness of case costs
  • Incorporates real-time reorder points, par levels, and critical level alerts
  • Unique requisitioning options allow for more complex movement and tracking of supplies within large procedures areas

Specialty Module Saves Time and Space

The specialty hardware module below can be integrated within the Omnicell cabinet to meet the storage needs of special procedure areas. The module allows healthcare facilities to secure, dispense, and automatically track small item and catheter usage, which helps eliminate stock-outs, streamline restocking procedures, and reduce on-hand inventory to save money.

Omnicell® Catheter Hardware Module

  • Four retractable arms store catheters of varying lengths, with a total capacity of 48 catheters, 12 per arm.
  • Unique “Find Item” feature with guiding lights helps users quickly locate needed catheters in seconds.
  • Turns the ER and OR into leaner, more organized units, saving staff time in critical life-saving environments.
  • Modular design enables flexible configurations that meet the physical requirements of any clinic.