Management Health Solutions Launches Inventory Tracking Solution for Nation’s Operating Rooms, Cath Labs

FAIRFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Management Health Solutions, Inc. (MHS), a leading provider of supply chain management solutions to hospitals and healthcare providers across the United States, announced the launch of Clinical Solutions (CS) – a new clinical inventory management module that focuses specifically on specialized surgery, cardiac catheterization and interventional radiology departments.

Using the latest in clinical inventory technology, CS allows clinicians to manage supplies, devices and equipment right in the operating room or at the point of service. Whether the supplies are on consignment or sold directly by the manufacturer or distributor, CS identifies, dates and captures current products, tracking how, when and by whom the product was used. When needed, CS automatically replenishes stock to complete the supply chain cycle.

“More than anything today, clinicians need all the time they can get to take care of patients and focus on healthcare,” said William Zierolf, president and CEO of Management Health Solutions, Inc. “O.R.s are notorious for poorly tracking clinical supplies in a cost-effective way. This technology frees nurses in the O.R., as well as in cath labs and radiology departments, from thinking about supplies so they can give all of their attention to delivering high quality care. To the hospital itself, the technology means cost savings in the millions.”

CS can easily integrate into a hospital’s existing O.R. scheduling, materials management or patient billing systems, or can be used on a standalone basis. The solution leverages handheld devices developed for the hospital setting by AtPar, Inc., a leading developer of mobile supply chain software that is a new subsidiary of MHS.

AtPar’s supply chain solutions have been at work at BJC Healthcare, a 13-hospital Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) that has some 180,000 supply bin locations.

"The AtPar Receiving and Delivery modules implementation was extremely smooth,” says Marion Reynolds, BJC’s director of supply chain logistics. “We had an overall system implementation schedule that was on-time, on-track and on-budget. Most Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) companies offer a supply chain technology within their system, but AtPar offers a modular approach that allows the IDN or facility to select the functionality and requirements that best meet their strategic direction. BJC will be migrating to an ERP solution over the next two years, but will maintain the AtPar automation we have installed and will install. This year we will implement several more modules of AtPar solutions to improve our entire Supply Replenishment Process.”

To learn more about CS and MHS’s suite of complementary supply chain management solutions, visit www.mhsinc.com.

ABOUT MANAGEMENT HEALTH SOLUTIONS, INC.

Management Health Solutions, Inc. (MHS) is the leading provider of an integrated inventory management solution designed to dramatically reduce clinical supply inventory cost and streamline clinical supply chain operations which enhances patient safety and improves financial performance. MHS combines 'best-in-class' professional services with content solutions, benchmarks, leading edge technology and mobile device management – enabling hospitals to generate a measurable return on investment. MHS serves individual hospitals and integrated delivery networks in North America. To learn more about MHS and its OPTICSM services, visit www.mhsinc.com.

ABOUT ATPAR INC.

A subsidiary of Management Health Solutions, Inc. (MHS), AtPar Inc. is a supply chain execution software company offering a suite of well-integrated, feature-rich supply chain execution applications on handhelds that deliver business benefits in a short duration while maintaining a low cost of purchase and maintenance. Through the company’s knowledge and experience in deriving significant value from enterprise supply chain management systems and ERPs, AtPar Inc. has brought to market the @Par suite of products which specifically address the operational issues in supply chain management in hospitals. By combining significant domain knowledge, industry-standard technology and insight into the latest mobile technologies, we effectively deliver applications that integrate seamlessly with many of the industry’s materials management and supply chain management applications. For more information, visit www.atparinc.com.



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