The Cardiac Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta has chosen to implement WaveMark’s real-time inventory management (RTIM) solution to track over 3,500 products valued at $2 million in its Cardiac Cath and Electrophysiology (EP) labs.
WaveMark`s RFID-enabled hospital inventory management solution, WaveMark CIMS, is able to interface with several hospital information systems already in use at St. Joseph’s, and involves using both UHF RFID tags and bar codes to link items to a digital database where they can be tracked and monitored.
St. Joseph’s, Atlanta’s oldest hospital, has already reported success with the RTIM: “I am able to pull a report from WaveMark of products expiring on any given day, in a matter of minutes, and quickly circulate to the labs for all expired products to be removed expeditiously. Normally this would involve a product by product review of every stent and balloon on the shelf,” said Chuck Naylor, Inventory and Finance Manager, Cardiology. “This feature in WaveMark will make what was once a cumbersome, timely process, virtually painless.”