Centralized Instrument Management
Hospitals spend millions of dollars annually replacing lost or broken surgical instruments and instrument management has been mostly excluded from best-practices around centralized inventory management, tracking, and forecasting. Multi-hospital systems can easily own tens of millions of dollars of instrument inventories that are not tracked, not visible to end-users, and utilization is likely not optimized.
Centralized operations and management can:
- Generate inventory controls,
- Asset valuation,
- Maximize utilization of existing excess inventories.
The clinical and operational benefits include:
- Improved sterile storage space,
- Real-time visibility,
- Reduction in replacement costs
- Decreased need for “immediate use sterilization.”