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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…

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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. A December 2015 Cardinal Health and SERMO…