Based in the UK, the Trust implemented a patient-focused digital transformation project – powered by Zebra’s mobile computers – that assist in improving inventory management of medical consumables, enhancing patient care and safety as well as supply chain and asset management.
The Trust’s diagnostic teams now use Zebra’s MC18 devices at multiple stages during patient care. For example, they are used to scan patient wristbands every time consumables or implants are administered and barcodes when opening sterile instrument wrappers.
“The NHS uses multiple solutions from Zebra Technologies so we were happy to follow Ingenica’s recommendation to deploy Zebra’s MC18 mobile computer,” said Deborah Watson, deputy supply chain manager, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. “The total solution has delivered significant cost and time savings, including for our front-line caregivers, and ensures we are GS1 compliant.”
This process has resulted in cost savings as the Lancashire NHS Hospital Trust had £5 million of balance sheet adjustments recovered through improved stock management. The Trust also saved around 10,000 clinical hours of time, which equates to six full-time employees annually.