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Moving on From Manual Expiration Date Management in Hospitals

Anything can happen in a hospital. Each day is different, and yet unpredictable events occur on an almost predictable basis. Sure, you’ve seen to it that your staff are trained to handle any scenario, and that their focus on patient care is a priority, but what if the day-to-day operations of your hospital don’t allow…

Hospitals Have a Supply Waste Problem | Date Check Pro

Hospitals Have a Supply Waste Problem

Hospitals are massive, complex organizations, relying on the cooperation and collaboration of multiple departments in order to run smoothly. Patient care is of the utmost importance, so, understandably, much of a hospital’s collective brainpower goes toward making sure that patients are being treated up to the level of the hospital’s highest standards.

However, this necessary focus on patient care results in other aspects of a hospital’s operations being put on the backburner. Tasks like inventory management aren’t prioritized, and issues like supply waste become all too common.

4 Areas in Your Hospital That May Be Hiding Expired Products

As a hospital supply chain manager, you have a lot on your plate. You are responsible for thousands of products and pieces of medical equipment and their movements throughout the hospital, you’re bogged down by admin tasks that take up hours of your day, and you’re tasked with dealing with the problem of expired inventory.

It’s a bigger problem than you may think. Though many hospitals already have a system in place for periodically checking inventory, 24% of hospital workers have seen or heard of an expired product being used on a patient according to Becker Hospital Review.

How to prevent expired waste: 3 parts of an expiration management system

This post is excerpted from our latest eBook, The Quick-Guide to Healthcare Expiration Date Management. While the first step in managing expired products is creating a way to pull and record expired or about-to-expire items so they are not inadvertently used on a patient, more is needed to minimize losses due to expiration in the…

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Mitigate expired healthcare waste by creating a “return” program

This post is excerpted from our latest eBook, The Quick-Guide to Healthcare Expiration Date Management. Training and education should demonstrate the benefits of tracking expired healthcare goods while giving staff an easy way to return expired items they discover. Here are some key actions to take to mitigate expired items: • Encourage vendors to become…

Reveal expired healthcare waste with training on measuring expired products

This post is excerpted from our latest eBook, The Quick-Guide to Healthcare Expiration Date Management.

Before you can improve your control over expired healthcare supplies, you first need a way to measure and track the extent of the problem within your organization. Of course, this is easier said than done if you don’t have such a system already in place. Many organizations struggling with the high cost of expired products can’t even quantify these losses, making it considerably harder to motivate staff to prevent them.

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Current Approaches to Healthcare Expiration Date Management Leave Room for Risk

This post is excerpted from our latest eBook, The Quick-Guide to Healthcare Expiration Date Management. While some of the largest healthcare systems keep a tight grip on expiration date management through sophisticated proprietary systems designed specifically for that task, the vast majority of provider organizations rely on one of two other approaches: “Point-of-use” tracking Digital…

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Introduction to Healthcare Expiration Date Management Challenges

This post is excerpted from our latest eBook, The Quick-Guide to Healthcare Expiration Date Management. Healthcare providers rely on the efficiency of their supply chain management processes to standardize care delivery and manage costs. But despite this reliance on efficiency, supply chain problems continue to pose huge costs.   Healthcare Expiration Date Management Challenges A…