The Key to Efficient Materials Management: Automation

On a global basis, Boston Software Systems and our technology partners have worked with hospitals and health systems to reduce expenses and optimize data workflow for purchasing, pricing, inventory control, materials management, logistics and supply chain. Automation allows hospitals to decrease spending and waste, and clinicians to fully focus on patients rather than supplies. Through automation, hospitals and health systems can benefit from better point-of-use stations with access to analytics.

Pharmaceuticals, medical devices, capital equipment, hardware, furnishings, maintenance supplies, facility fixtures, food and beverage, replacement parts and a range of other services require careful management. Considerable time and resources are required to facilitate purchasing, inventory and materials management; automation technology accelerates and optimizes these operations. 

Products, supplies and materials used by hospitals and health systems must be:

  • Identified and budgeted  
  • Approved and contracted
  • Entered into databases requiring ongoing updates
  • Orders and inventories must be distributed and replenished
  • Returned or defective items must be credited
  • Cost-assigned when used in procedural patient care or sold on premise

Automationis a pivotal resource, providing a digital workforce that consistently facilitates ongoing processes 24/7/365, through peaks and troughs of demand.

Since 1985, Boston Software Systems has worked with hospitals and health systems to enhance business automation processes:

  • In-house charge distribution system
  • Purchasing, materials management, supply chain administration, logistics
  • Inventory control, pricing updates
  • Vendor management data
  • Facility operations data

Download these white papers and case studies; learn about optimizing data workflow and reducing expenses of purchasing, inventory and materials management with automation:

  • Healthcare purchasing and materials management applications
  • Hospital and health system financial, organizational and operations complexity
  • External stakeholders and supply chain members