The Trust created a cloud-based inventory management system, alongside a comprehensive product catalogue and barcode scanning solution.
GS1 identifiers and barcodes were used to identify products, staff, patients, surgical instruments, and medical equipment. This information was then stored electronically, leaving a detailed digital paper trail of every procedure.
The data was also integrated into the Trust’s financial system. This enabled automatic order creation via EDI or email whenever supplies were low, or high levels of usage were seen.