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Lana Makhanik and Peter Fiorentino discuss discus why Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is breathing easier after they overhauled their inventory management system using UHF RFID technology. Peter explains why they chose RFID, the success and benefits they have achieved, and lessons learned.    
Stewart Layhe, Supply Chain Program Manager at Denver Health, compares benefits and downsides of perpetual and periodic automatic replenishment (PAR) system inventory methods.
Stop running out of supplies in your ORs, nursing and procedural areas and learn how to optimize your PAR levels. Karen Morlan, Administrative Director of Supply Chain Operations at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, explains the process of PAR optimization to reduce supply chain and nursing staff time, maximize value of a purchase order and eliminate the need to stock pile.
Due to the ever-changing health care field and continuing mergers and acquisitions, our supply chain networks can become increasingly disjointed. In this short webcast, Tom Redding, managing director of healthcare services at St. Onge Company, describes a general approach to network supply chain assessment to identify areas for improvement. Project scope and data collection will be discussed, along with an example assessment of a health care system and the potential savings outcomes.
Some Human Cellular Tissue Products (HCTP) are considered “devices” and will require their assigned Unique Device Identifiers (UDI) to be tracked within the patient’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) and shared across the healthcare spectrum. Supply chain should be having interdepartmental conversations to determine how they will handle these types of products and their UDIs.