This is a photo from a state of the art, brand new operating room. And this is how they record implants used during a trauma case. After this step, the sales rep re-records this onto an inventory control sheet. Then the rep hands that sheet to the circulating nurse, who takes 20 minutes manually entering the implants into the hospital EHR system.
After that, a copy of the inventory control sheet is sent to purchasing, where they will re-enter the information into their software package.
The sales rep then calls the order in, and has to come back the next day to restock the trays. He then will have to track down a PO for the implants at a later date from purchasing.
Does this seem efficient to you???