Its a dirty secret that hospitals have: patient orthopedic implant records get screwed up ALL the time. The problem is that that implant usage is not scanned. It’s manually recorded by the surgical technician, who has five or six other labor intensive tasks going on over and above trying to keep track of implants that have no identification or part numbers being passed back and forth to the surgeon. Compounding the problem, this mess has to somehow get manually entered into a computer in the corner of the room outside the surgical field. Implant recording is often reduced to a “beat the clock” guessing game for the OR staff, with incorrect part numbers and missed products a very common problem on patient implant records.
And this manual process leads to a manual re-order and restock process that costs the US healthcare system hundreds of millions of dollars a year. It’s an immutable law of any system: garbage in, garbage out.
Bluntly put, it’s a black eye on the healthcare system. But, it doesn’t have to be this way.
Summate has fixed the problem with a flexible and easy to implement scanning system that can be used NOW. Scanning at point of use solves this big problem.
EVERY other department of the hospital scans usage. Except the OR. It’s time that hospitals took a step to clean up the mess, and patients should demand it.
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