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Supply chain

Montreal hospital automates OR inventory control

MONTREAL – Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal, recipient of an AQESSS 2010 award (Quebec association of health and social services institutions) for its project to revamp logistics to better support clinical staff, has completed the implementation of Logi-D’s CC-iD automated inventory management system in its operating room.

This project includes supplies such as implants, which require individual traceability for clinical or financial reasons. In addition to its clinical impact, this group of products can represent more than 30% of the value of medical supplies consumed by an entire hospital.

In most healthcare institutions in North America, the processes used to collect data as part of the management of these products tend to be manual and generally fall under the responsibility of nursing personnel.

Like their colleagues in other hospitals, the managers at Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal recognize that managing these supplies requires specialized tools that allow users to closely control such inventory. Logi-D’s CC-iD solution has been designed specifically to automate this management priority.

In addition to freeing up nursing time better spent with patients, the solution’s implementation will enable this major teaching hospital, affiliated with Université de Montréal, to obtain real-time, complete information on the inventory of these supplies as well as their replenishment, storage locations, and consumption data. It will also provide access to previously nonexistent management data and reports.

“Logi-D is already one of our key partners with respect to the optimization of the supply chain, having deployed its 2BIN-iD RFID replenishment solution, which is today used extensively throughout the hospital,” said Clément Roy, who is in charge of logistics at Sacré-Cœur. “This new solution responds to our ever-increasing management needs and will enable us to devote even more time to clinical activities that would otherwise be spent on administrative tasks.”

“We are delighted to be able to once again contribute to the improvement of the supply chain of our long-standing partner, Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal,” said Richard Philippe, founder and CEO of Logi-D. “Among the benefits, the automation and simplification of processes will provide more time for patient care. We are confident that this proven solution will enable the hospital’s managers to rapidly achieve their objectives.”

About Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal
Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal (HSCM) is a supra-regional health centre affiliated with the University de Montréal. It provides general, specialized and ultra specialized treatment, as well as regional services in hyperbaric therapy, and is a tertiary trauma centre. HSCM is also a centre for teaching, research and evaluation regarding intervention techniques and technologies. A crucial link in the Quebec healthcare network, it primarily serves the population of northwest Montreal, as well as the Laval, Laurentians, Lanaudière and Abitibi-Témiscamingue regions. For more information about Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal, please visit www.hscm.ca

About Logi-D
Logi-D, a leader in healthcare material management automation, develops innovative solutions designed to meet the specific needs of hospital supply chain optimization. Drawing on international logistics best practices, Logi-D adapts technologies proven in other industries to optimize the entire hospital supply chain. For more information about Logi-D, please visit www.logi-d.net.

Posted September 23, 2010

 

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