By having an automated system with reporting capability in place, facilities get the chance to see data on everything from the inventory of a specific instrument to workflow analysis of a new process. Reviewing this data on a consistent basis helps you save time and money year after year.
Here are just a few of the surgical asset management reports that you should be able to access:
1. Maintenance Reports
Maintenance reports keep you on track with which instruments or containers are due for maintenance to avoid missing any maintenance cycles. These reports also help cut costs associated with instruments or containers getting entered in maintenance cycles too often.
2. Inventory Reports
Inventory reports help you see the total cost of any given container with the ability to drill down to individual instrument costs. Your system should also give your monthly statistics of the percent of instruments utilized, missing, and/or unmarked for assembled containers.
3. Loaner Management Reports
Loaner management reports help you tally the total of loaner sets by case date with the ability to drill down to case details and history.
4. Scope Management Reports
With these reports, you should be able to see the flexible endoscope activity history sorted by date and time. Scope reports should also give you inventory reports on your flexible scopes.
5. Case Tracking Reports
Case tracking reports show you a list of cases by date as well as instrument details by case ID.
6. Workflow Reports
Workflow reports show average processing times, assembly history, a summary of container completions, and more. These reports are key to optimizing your processes and identifying areas for improvement within your team.
7. Regulatory Reports
Regulatory reports show lists of warnings issued to technicians, the status of each sterilizer, summary of indicator results by sterilizer and date, IUSS load details and more. At the end of the day, these reports help inform proper processes and enforce regulation to ensure patient safety is guaranteed.
8. Employee-Related Reports
Employee reports let you keep up with your employees by showing competency training record, container assembly history by a technician, processing activity by a technician, and more.
Accessing your data and reports should be quick and easy, putting you on the path to saving time and money. But even more importantly, your data analytics should help you drive your quality improvement initiatives which all boils down to enhanced patient safety. And that makes reporting capability a must-have when it comes to automated asset management systems.