For healthcare facilities, keeping daily workflows organized and efficient is not just a goal, but a necessity. With time-sensitive forms, lab samples, test results, and more, healthcare facilities managers must prioritize investing in equipment and software that can confidently fulfill these needs. At SCLogic, our courier tracking and facilities management software, Intra, was created to be uniquely configurable, serving your specific needs and exceeding industry standards. Here, our team of healthcare facility logistics experts discusses use cases for your facility using our customizable workgroups through Intra to help your team monitor, track, and report on all parcels that move across your healthcare campus.
Biopharmaceutical Labs Can Safely Transfer Samples
For clinics and diagnostic centers that focus on the transfer of lab samples, it is vital that your lab has a comprehensive tracking system for sensitive materials. Not all testing methods are covered within the same area for many of these facilities, and samples may have to be transferred to a different location within the campus or even to another facility nearby. Shipping and carrying biopharmaceutical samples to one or multiple labs is not a small task.
Couriers and facility staff must ensure that each sample has minimal disruption to receive the most accurate results, which requires extremely careful handling, packaging, and transferring of materials. For healthcare facilities that do not have a comprehensive courier and package tracking software, such as Intra, this can lead to inconsistencies and potentially dangerous handling of lab samples. For example, your team may be using outdated tracking software that does not allow you to input specific notes or instructions for handlers of these packages.
Suppose you have two couriers handling temperature-regulated lab samples but are unable to indicate specific instructions for temperature regulation during transfers. In that case, this could result in skewed or unusable lab results, causing your team, healthcare community, and patients valuable time. By using our configurable workflows, your team will be able to customize care instructions for each department, minimizing damage to lab samples and ensuring that your couriers have all the information they need to transfer samples for analysis quickly and confidently. Furthermore, you can utilize Intra for chain-of-custody tracking if your samples are moving through multiple buildings or labs throughout your campus. Create checkpoints, signature requirements, and customized notes for each stop to know exactly where your parcels are at all times.
Hospitals Can Improve Departmental Logistics & Emergency Assistance
For hospital systems, time is of the essence when it comes to tracking and logistics. Each department has specific assets that need to be monitored and requests that need to be filled in a timely manner, with essentially no room for error. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals across the world were scrambling to ensure that all their patients were treated while suffering from a shortage of healthcare workers.
While these issues still plague the healthcare field, vaccines and boosters have helped decrease the number of hospitalizations, allowing hospital systems some time to work proactively. If your hospital can improve your facilities management processes, now is the time to do so. If cases begin to rise again, you want to ensure that your staff is prepared with needed medical equipment, PPE supplies, and a logistics workflow solution that will alleviate stress across all departments.
Intra provides a myriad of solutions to help hospital systems function efficiently, providing a sense of security and confidence for your staff. Our Asset Logistics Workgroup is a fantastic solution to assist with monitoring assets across your medical campus, including technology, lab samples, hazmat materials, and medical supplies. This workgroup can be used for both precautionary and emergency situations. Hospital administration can monitor the health of technology within the hospital to ensure that proactive maintenance is done and that assets are replaced before failure to avoid delays and mistakes or loss of confidential hospital files. Our Asset Logistics Workgroup can also assist with logistics regarding emergency transfers, such as organ transfers across departments or hospitals. With the help of Intra, your hospital system will move into the future of operations and logistics with confidence.
Improve Your Healthcare Facility Logistics with Intra
Often overlooked but extremely important, a logistics software platform for your healthcare facility can alleviate many of the daily pain points your organization faces. Intra was created to be completely configurable for your team’s unique needs, from large laboratory campuses to hospital systems. With over a quarter-century of experience working with healthcare facilities around the world, we have firsthand knowledge of just how beneficial a comprehensive and organized facilities management system is. Through our modern software platform, Intra, your team will be able to gain extensive oversight of your entire operation, monitor important transfers and deliveries, and ensure all assets remain fully functional. To see how SCLogic can help your healthcare facility, email [email protected] or schedule a demo with one of our team members today.