South Tees appoints Ingenica to automate inventory management
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Ingenica Solutions to automate inventory management processes, driving operational and financial efficiencies across The James Cook University Hospital and Friarage Hospital.
Ingenica Solutions 360 IM will be implemented across the two acute sites to modernise the largely manual approach to supply chain and inventory management currently in place. The ability to track and trace medical supplies, people, and equipment will facilitate efficiencies and transform standards of care at every point in the patient journey. Using barcode technology, Ingenica Solutions 360 IM will provide the Trust with real-time data access and a 360-degree view of costs to improve visibility and control, enabling effective purchasing.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is also expected to secure substantial cost-savings through the implementation of Ingenica Solutions 360 IM; reducing wastage and releasing clinical time from admin-led duties.
The solution will initially be implemented across theatres and interventional departments in both hospital sites including cath labs, cardiology, radiology and neuroradiology.
Marc Saaiman, deputy head of procurement and Scan4Safety lead at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said, “Ingenica Solutions 360 IM was chosen not least because of the flexibility of the solution to grow and expand with the needs of our Trust over time, but also because of its well-recognised ability to maximise frontline and back-office savings and efficiencies now and in the future.”
Nicola Hall, founder and COO at Ingenica Solutions said, “We are very pleased to have embarked on a collaborative partnership with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and are working closely with the Trust to deliver a number of efficiencies; to reduce costs, cut wastage and improve patient safety. With our established track record in successful implementation and proven return on investment, it is great to welcome South Tees onboard and we’re looking forward to supporting the Trust’s digital transformation.”