Montreal hospital automates OR
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
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
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
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