Intelligent communication instead of closed silos
Today, it is still a widespread standard that OR management, warehouse management, and reprocessing function together, but are only very inadequately linked with each other in terms of communication. This is where Surgical Supply Management comes in: All systems are synchronized, while communication is made transparent. In concrete terms, this means that the core element is still OR management, i. e. the long- and medium-term planning of elective procedures. For this purpose, the demand is recorded via corresponding software and transmitted to the warehouse management. The required resources – and only these – are delivered to the operating room on schedule. This works because the warehouse no longer provides standard surgery sets, but assembles them according to need. The subsequent reprocessing is just as closely linked. As soon as the operation is finished, the contaminated instruments are collected and sterilized in a timely manner. The same applies to unused prostheses. Documentation, which today still has to be done manually and after the fact, is automatically recorded digitally. In short: All secondary processes connected to the operation are interlinked and can be viewed decentrally and, in some cases, on a mobile basis by all authorized persons. This means less waiting and less redundancy. Instead, everything is in the right place at the right time.