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november, 2015

12nov2:00 pmTackling Challenges with Inventory Management in the OR

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With significant pressure to reduce costs, increase revenue and provide the best in patient care, it’s no surprise that today’s Operating Rooms are under tremendous pressure. Add more than $5 billion in annual waste*, declining reimbursement, an aging population and shift to value-based payment models – traditional approaches to inventory management in the operating room are no longer working.

Join us to understand the common barriers to successful inventory management in the Operating Room and how automation can help drive more efficiency, control costs and support compliance and workflows. With key barriers including managing physician preference items, difficulty capturing charge, procedure card management and product expiration management, the challenge is knowing where to begin.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Identify common challenges with managing inventory in the Operating Room including physician preference items (PPI), charge capture and procedure card management
  • Recognize alternative and cost effective ways to manage inventory
  • Understand how products benefit from inventory management including low value supplies managed in bulk to high value supplies managed at the each level as well as items with unique needs
  • Understand how to achieve support and buy-in with key areas including: supply chain, operating room directors, business managers and clinicians

 

*PNC Healthcare; GHX quantitative research study (August 2011)[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Presented by Suzanne Champion, Senior Manager, Clinical Marketing, Cardinal Health

Suzanne has more than 30 years of clinical experience in the perioperative setting. Since joining Cardinal Health, Suzanne has consulted on national and international accounts for inventory management, clinical processes and practices, preference card management and supply chain management.[

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OR Today would like to thank our sponsor Cardinal Health! As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices focus on patient care. Cardinal Health is committed to delivering cutting-edge solutions to every aspect of the supply chain that help customers achieve their goals of increased savings, efficiency and productivity. Visit www.cardinalhealth.com for more information.

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