As stated in an article from Healthcare Purchasing News:
No matter how you slice and dice it inventory control represents the guts of effective materials management. All the charisma, communication skills and confidence won't cut it if you can't get the fundamentals right so that doctors, nurses and administrators have what they need when they need it. Smart inventory control is as simple as the acronym IOU--identify your needs and opportunities, optimize your data and information management tools and understand the nuances of the supply and demand chains. "Inventory control is about product availability and balancing the costs of ownership with the costs of procuring, which includes purchasing, receiving and paying," said Dave Kaczmarek, vice president, The McFaul & Lyons Group LLC, Horsham, PA.
PICS has addressed the inventory control challenges of a hospital or medical clinic while at the same time bringing patient and procedure validation. PICS has, in one application, relieved two major needs of a medical facility who wants to utilize their inventory while at the same time adding additional validation for their patients. PICS’ software product VICSMD offers both inventory control and patient procedure validation for a fraction of traditional software solutions providing just one of those services. Please view our VICSMD information and give us a call so we can answer any other questions you may have.
Asset management is a crutial need for many hospitals and clinics. By using one of several available technologies a hospital or clinic can track, manage, maintain, and locate all assets within their facility. PICS has several asset tracking solutions available based on the requirements of the client.