Who moved my stent? Manage your cath lab inventory efficiently!

Thursday, May 12th, 2016 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM CDT 

It’s a question that comes up all too often in cath labs with the growing volume of minimally invasive cardiovascular procedures now being performed in the procedural suite. As healthcare reform drives quality and cost – and tightens budgets – hospitals need to be prepared to not only have the right inventory on hand when needed, but to strive to increase efficiency and reduce waste. Cumbersome and redundant manual processes for documentation and charge capture in the cardiac cath lab can have a significant negative impact on the operational efficiency of the hospital. As cath labs increase the number of procedures and devices, lean management principles become a necessity.

Cardinal Health has witnessed first-hand how supply chain automation, analytics, and interoperability lead to increased efficiency in inventory management, cost savings and other benefits through clients like the Cardiovascular Institute at Florida Hospital in Orlando. Part of a network of hospitals and healthcare facilities, Florida Hospital has been able to cut more than $5 million of waste across their 13 interventional labs with an RFID-enabled inventory management solution.

Join Ken Shastany as he discusses the challenges with managing high-cost implantable devices and physician preference items as well as the strategies for right-sizing cardiovascular inventory with automation, managing physician utilization, and reducing variability.

Learning objectives:

  • Explain how supply chain efficiencies help accurately manage, track, and monitor high-value procedural inventory and reduce waste and variability.
  • Describe how RFID-enabled inventory management solutions drive rapid improvements and enhance staff satisfaction and safeguard patients.
  • Tell the story of how the Cardiovascular Institute at Florida Hospital gained greater control of their cardiovascular suite inventory.