Loss of inventory is a major problem for medical facilities. Inventory loss not only results in money loss it can also affect the treatment of patients. Patients, family members, caregivers, and support staff frequently take inventory. According to a study by VHA, Inc., patient theft accounts for approximately $52 billion a year in losses. When medical devices go missing, they are not available when patients need them for critical procedures. Unfortunately, many companies simply do not have the proper solution to monitor and track inventory.
Orthopedic devices are used for a wide range of purposes. These devices are commonly used to treat patients in emergency situations or to improve quality of life. Our solution helps medical facilities and distributors monitor and track orthopedic and other medical devices to reduce the chance of loss and theft.
RFID tags are used to track individual devices. A smart storage unit is used to hold devices until they are required. Sensors on the unit monitor access and track when devices are removed or replaced. The system collects and stores data on cost, device manufacturer, manufacturing plant, as well as which patient used each device, and what the device was used for. The system also tracks expiration and shelf life of products, allowing for quick and easy product management. Simply scanning the device provides access to this information. This allows for accurate, itemized billing.
The storage unit includes optional magnetic locks to ensure patients and healthcare providers are not able to access medical devices without permission. Connection to the IoT enables fast deployment and easy access to real-time data. Maintenance and system upgrades are done remotely, to improve efficiency and reduce distractions in the medical facility.
Relevant information can be accessed at any time, from any location in the world. All that is needed is a smart phone, tablet, or laptop. Our system uses encrypted point-to-point SMS communication to ensure secure communication and eliminate the chance of data breaches. Mint Controls provides remote access, notifications, and 24/7 support.
Our medical device solutions integrate with existing systems including ERP. We provide our services both nationally and internationally. This solution allows distributors to provide exceptional value to their clients.