Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta is driving operational excellence to effectively manage more than $2.5 million in inventory. A 410-bed, acute care facility, they are recognized as a top specialty referral hospital and leader in cardiac care. Implementing RFID automation and inventory management best practices allowed them to monitor over 2,000 SKUs in seven Cardiac Catheterization labs and three Electrophysiology labs. Lisa Newton, Unit Director of Invasive Cardiology, shares the story of how they have maintained a very tight, lean inventory through the implementation of an automated inventory model, helping them keep the right amount of products on hand for their cardiovascular doctors. This model allowed them to quickly recognize a return by capturing lost revenue, while enhancing patient safety initiatives and staff satisfaction.
Expert advice from:
|Lisa Newton, BSN, RN
Unit Director Invasive Cardiology at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
Cardinal Health Inventory Management Solutions
- Describe how Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital gained greater control of their Cardiovascular Suite inventory
- Articulate how operational excellence helps to accurately manage, track and monitor high-value procedural inventory, while reducing waste and variability
- Identify ways an RFID-enabled inventory management solution implemented in the Cardiovascular suite can drive rapid improvements, enhance staff satisfaction and support patient safety initiatives
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