McKesson RFID Addresses High-Cost Inventory

Vendor-neutral point of use supply cabinets support better business health


July 29, 2013
McKesson, RFID cabinet

July 29, 2013 — To assist providers in managing high-dollar inventory, McKesson has introduced radio frequency identification (RFID) cabinets as part of McKesson Point of Use Supply. The vendor-neutral cabinets now integrate with clinical workflow to better support patient safety while making it easier for providers to monitor inventory and manage expenses, particularly in high-cost specialty areas like cardiology, radiology and operating room (OR) departments. 

The RFID cabinets provide integration with McKesson’s cardiology and surgical management solutions to support low-touch supply chain management coupled with clinical documentation. New capabilities include the ability to track lot numbers, serial numbers and expiration dates, enabling hospital staff to more accurately manage inventory levels and use as well as associated patient charges. The solution also helps improve consignment supply management by enabling staff to track supplies from the point of receipt.

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