CASE STUDY: Achieving data-driven supply management optimization

Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) is a 507-bed academic medical center within Loma Linda University Health, a Seventh Day Adventist six-hospital system that treats more than 1.5 million outpatients every year and serves as the only Level I trauma center for a region that covers more than 25 percent of California. VUEMED is a global healthcare technology company working to solve acute inventory tracking, supply chain, and product utilization documentation problems at hospitals. Its SaaS and Cloud- based RAIN RFID and barcode scanning solutions allow hospitals and their suppliers to achieve inventory tracking, as well as manage and document clinical supply and device usage throughout their supply chain and healthcare facilities. VUEMED’s UDI-compliant solutions provide exact product identification and documentation, capture and analyze data for clinical and inventory related transactions, and then disseminate this data to other hospital systems such as EMR, clinical documentation systems, billing, and materials management.

This case study from the Cardiovascular Department at LLUH illustrates how the application of actionable KPIs and effective data capture and inventory tracking solutions enabled this department to achieve the following: expired items maintained at <1% of total inventory value; unused inventory and inventory above recommended par levels reduced by ~50%; and billing accuracy increased to >90%. This department also gained full visibility for each item from requisition to billing, automated procure-to-pay processes, and reduced waste, while ensuring accurate clinical documentation and charge capture.