Be prepared for seasonal changes that affect hospital inventory needs

Healthcare inventory management will never be entirely predictable. Accidents don’t adhere to a schedule. But the utilization of supplies in a hospital is affected by seasonal changes, and if you have the data to understand how those seasons affect supply management in hospitals, you can ensure you’re prepared for whatever may come.

 

We’re not just talking about the four seasons we’re all familiar with, though northern hospitals are certainly more likely to see car crash-related injuries in the winter, when snow and ice cover the roads. We’re also talking about flu season, storm season, and other regularly-occurring shifts that can impact health and hospital inventory.

 

There isn’t a blanket solution or formula for surviving these shifts without disrupting patient care, which is why regular, reliable data is the key. If hospital staff have a shared, credible source of data they can accurately adjust ordering to accommodate seasonal changes and ensure that clinicians have what they need to meet patient needs.

 

JumpStock from Jump Technologies is a hospital supply chain management software that offers hospital supply chain solutions to help staff predict and prepare for seasonal changes — whatever they may be.

 

JumpStock delivers reports and analytics that allow both clinical and supply chain staff to understand how inventory is moving through their hospital or health system. For example, which items are moving faster or slower than expected, which items are at risk of stocking out, how specific departments are using supplies, and where there are opportunities to adjust ordering and save money. These data provide a clear picture of inventory needs and eliminate the data divide that occurs when supply chain staff and clinicians place orders based on recollection and intuition.


JumpStock allows hospitals to identify the distinct needs of each department during each season, which makes it easy to adjust PAR levels and reduce unnecessary inventory, saving time for clinicians and reducing costs for hospitals. Contact us to learn more.