Complete Inventory and Demand Control

Managing every aspect of stock control, including internal hospital locations and outlying sites. Fully accredited GS1 solution to track and trace devices, implants, performance metrics and enhance patient safety. Cut out administration tasks, giving clinicians back their time for patients.

Inventory Management + Track & Trace

    • Inaccurate traceability of theatre consumables (safety risks exposure)
    • Manual recall processes need to be automated (cost reduction)
    • Too much reliance on paper/handwritten details (safety risks exposure & cost reduction)
    • No patient or procedure-level costing (cost reduction & quality improvement)
    • Ineffective stock management systems and associated poor data (cost reduction & safety risk)
    • Stock waste due to expiry and obsolete stock not tracked effectively (cost reduction & safety risk)
    • Time wasted in manual requisition processes (cost reduction)
    • No real-time recording of safety checklists (safety & quality improvement)
    • Delivery of GS1 standards and recommendations (cost reduction & safety risk)
    • Theatre kitting is driven by outdated surgeon preference cards and handled by nursing staff – not stock staff (cost reduction & care improvement)
    • Barcoding reducing errors
    • Electronic capture of WHO checklist
    • Improved stock accuracy
    • Full traceability of implants to patients
    • Electronic Picklist for theatre kitting
    • Reduced Stock
    • Improved Income Opportunities through coding
    • Improved management info reducing unused theatre time
    • time-saving though not filling in books and rekeying info
    • Removes manual recall process
    • Delivery of Trust’s GS1 compliance program and e-Procurement Strategy
    • In line with NHS Sustainability & Transformation (“triple-aim”) plans
    • Spend to Save project that delivers improved safety, enhanced care and significant ongoing cost reduction
    • Freeing up of clinical time and reduction of administration and paper-based operations, with associated improved morale
    • Reporting capability to inform smart decision making (procedure level costing, inventory stocks, delays etc.)
    • Foundations laid for eventual P2P/EDI PEPPOL transactions and associated efficiencies
    • Improved coding competence for higher income levels for trust
    • More clearly defined job roles for supply chain staff, with less cross-over for nursing staff

Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

David Lawson, Director of Procurement at Guy’s St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust shares his positive experience about how the Source MultiQuote Service solution supports their drive to use more local suppliers.

“Guy’s & St Thomas’ has selected MultiQuote to provide a systematic method to ensure below tender spend is subject to competition and so increase the opportunity for savings. The system also supports our drive to use more local suppliers by Increasing the visibility of opportunities and providing an easy access point for suppliers to provide quotations.”

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

Jeff Nielsen, Head of Procurement at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust says that ELCOM’s exemplary customer support and attention to customer recommendations is the key to success.

“As an early adopter of EVOLVE MultiQuote five years ago and realising a very quick, measurable ROI through savings, the decision to add other EVOLVE Modules was easy. The true and easy to use the functionality of an eTendering and Contracts Management solution made the decision simple. A solution-set with a measurable ROI… Refreshing.”

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