Tips on Better Inventory Management

The Issues Managing supplies within any healthcare facility can be difficult. Residential facilities present an even greater challenge because of the nature of their operation. Many times the entire supply operation is can end disorganized and contribute to shortages of some supplies and more than enough of others. Disorganization not only causes problems for staff and residents, it can also wreak havoc with administrative control and cause serious escalation of costs. Some organizations don’t realize that these problems can create a cascading effect on their overall operation. Even morale can be affected. Consider what can happen when there are shortage [...]

2019-03-11T08:07:25-04:00March 11th, 2019|AdminiCare|

Cost Control – A Never-ending Task

It’s important to remember that there is no “easy” button for managing costs. Even thought you have an amazing amount of due diligence to find vendors who provide good=quality supplies at reasonable prices, that’s not the end of the effort. Yesterday’s “great deal” vendor can morph into a high-cost problem. Vendor Prices Can Change – OFTEN For many years, vendors would negotiate prices and hold them for a considerable period of time. Those days are over. Vendors can – and will change prices often, without advance sometimes without warning. BUT - AdminiCare has a solution. Before placing any significant order, [...]

2019-02-24T10:55:31-05:00February 24th, 2019|AdminiCare|

Make Family and Caregivers Happier

Help to Eliminate Worries and Stress   Helping to Avoid Caretaker Syndrome There is no doubt that families and caregivers share in the anxieties of patients and residents.  Some of the stresses come from the uncertainty of how well a loved one or friend is being treated.  There are always concerns about safety, quality of treatment and whether or not the patient in a residential care facility is getting the proper amount of attention.   Professional and volunteer/family caregivers do their level best to give nursing home or long-term residents the best possible care, but there are stressors that occur. [...]

2019-01-11T10:58:06-05:00January 11th, 2019|AdminiCare|

The Most Common Issues with Medical Supply Inventories

Information, Time, and Money   1. Accuracy of information Inventory management is complex process.    If some or all of the important issues – what’s in stock, which vendors have the most competitive prices and others are entered manually into a spreadsheet or are kept track in handwritten files, there is a great deal of potential for human error.    Any business that uses these less-than-desirable methods is prone to bad information and mistakes.  In the area of long-term care or other residential healthcare facilities, bad information is crucial.   Without correct numbers, the inaccuracies can cost a lot of [...]

2018-12-11T12:06:44-05:00December 11th, 2018|AdminiCare|

Benefits of EHR and Integrated Data, even for Residential Care

Everyone in the healthcare industry is aware of the benefits of Electronic health records (EHRs). The driving force behind EHR is the ability to be able to use EHR date has great patient benefits. Health care providers who can access complete information can provide better care by having the ability to diagnose, which improves patient outcomes. Successfully implementing EHR requires having a coordinated and integrated data system that ensures correctly tracking all the details of a patient’s treatment. Such a system provides healthcare organizations of all types the ability to reduce or even eliminate errors of all types. Benefits Beyond Diagnosis [...]

2018-10-05T12:26:59-04:00October 5th, 2018|AdminiCare|

Is Your Medical Supply Inventory an Administrative Nightmare?

Is Your Medical Supply Inventory an Administrative Nightmare? Growth in Numbers, Need for Technology Residential health care has grown dramatically as more baby boomers age and have conditions that require this level of care. Other populations ranging from persons on the spectrum to those individuals who require extended care for a wide variety of conditions are also growing. Building and staffing large-scale organizations has presented some issues, but some of the most critical issues were unforeseen. This include record-keeping and reporting, especially with a growing concern for security of information and rising expectations for levels of quality care have generated [...]

2018-09-26T15:59:13-04:00September 26th, 2018|AdminiCare|

Why Most Long-Term Care Facilities Can’t Use Analytics

Analytics is a term that has become popular because of its use in sports. The book and movie “Moneyball” helped to popularize the term – but not necessarily the actual practice.   Analytics as a practice requires “studying past historical data to research potential trends, to analyze the effects of certain decisions or events, or to evaluate the performance of a given tool or scenario.”   In the medical world the term has become extremely popular as a way to maximize cost efficiency, particularly in the area of medical supplies which are a very large part of overall expense.   [...]

2018-09-12T08:15:24-04:00September 11th, 2018|AdminiCare|

AdminiCare – Manage Central Supply Inventories

AdminiPortal  is a part of AdminiCare. It provides access to all inventory management workflow  there users are able to compare and purchase their supplies, all from the same screen. Adminicare utilizes an Apple based scanner with a secure user-friendy app available at Apple store. Step 1 – Determine frequently used items for vendor cost comparison. Step 2 – Open AdminiPortal. Step 3 – Select items to compare across multiple vendors. Step 4 – Compare prices. Step 5 – Place order. Manage Inventory, Purchasing and Billing Across Multiple Facilities Track purchases against budget. Manage multiple inventories and price updates Increase staff efficiency Reduce administrative [...]

2018-08-13T23:51:52-04:00July 24th, 2018|AdminiCare|

Too much time is spent each month on the ordering and receiving 
in Nursing Homes?

Nursing Homes: Inventory Stock Control Inventory management demands a huge deal of time from caregivers working in health care environments. Caregivers often have to stop what they are doing to manually count what’s in stock, quantities to be ordered and then count item in upon receiving them at the Nursing home. Each time this happens, the caregiver has less time to spend with their residents on the delivery of quality, personalized care. Complying with Regulation Managing the Nursing Home’s medicine inventory is a crucial aspect of maintaining safety and quality. ‘Medication error rate. Nursing facilities must ensure that the medication [...]

2018-08-13T23:11:04-04:00May 11th, 2018|AdminiCare|

AdminiCare – Effective Inventory Control for Long-Term Healthcare Organizations

The impact of inventory on Nursing Home’ budgets makes efficient inventory management vital A precise, easy-to-use inventory management system is a critical aspect of any nursing home, assisted living or other medical facility, as tracking the supply levels and use of even small items like masks, gloves, gauze and syringes is extremely important.  Whether it's due to hoarding, theft, or simple inaccuracy, a faulty inventory tracking system can quickly derail a smooth operation and generate large waste, in both time and money. Only recently has the industry begun grappling with the amount of waste it generates. Today, nursing home inventory [...]

2018-08-13T23:40:53-04:00March 6th, 2018|AdminiCare|