CATHLAB Inventory Management System

Poojary, Jeevan and Nandish, S and Upadya, Sudhakara P and Pai, Umesh M (2015) CATHLAB Inventory Management System. In: HiNCON 2015, 11/09/2015, TMA PAI Hall, Manipal.

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A catheterization laboratory or CATHLAB is an examination room in a hospital or clinic with diagnostic imaging equipment used to visualize the arteries of the heart and the chambers of the heart and treat any stenosis or abnormality found. Staff /Clinical personnel are responsible for managing medical supplies for CATHLAB, who have no well-organized tool at their discarding to manage entries. Discarding may be for following reasons, i) Usage on patients, ii) expiry, iii) returned inventory, iv) damage. CATHLAB is a key revenue generator for the hospital. Automation represents a significant opportunity to achieve quantifiable gains by improving workflows, streamlining charge capture processes and releasing valuable resources. Scope of automating CATHLAB inventory is to address the following issues  Inaccurate inventory: Difficulty locating supplies and managing inventory levels are likely derivatives of ineffective supply management; systems to manage stock, non-stock and high-value supplies are often lacking due to imprecise identification of products in storage areas and a lack of information listed on the requisition tools  Manual data entry: Cath Lab personnel spend an inordinate amount of time checking expiry dates, manually entering lot numbers, patient file information and dates (order, receiving, and expiry) and requisitioning supply needs via fax or computer. The burden of these manual processes lowers productivity and runs the risk of human error, both of which negatively affect the bottom line.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Information Sciences > MCIS Manipal
Engineering > MIT Manipal > MCA
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2016 14:03
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2016 14:03

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