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Method for the supply of medical supplies to a health-care institution based on a nested bill of materials on a procedure level

A method for integration of the institutional supply chain for medical products utilizing a nested bill of materials on a care event level of a clinical pathway for one or more medical procedures. The medical supplies appropriate for use in a care event are expressed as a bill of materials. Each item of medical supply is assigned a unique identifier which includes at least identification of the item itself, identification of the supplier of the item, and identification of the care event with which the item is to be used. Portions of the supplies are provided by multiple vendors to a unitized container sequencing center where the supplies are bundled by care events and packed into a unitized container. This container is then shipped to a customer or distributor for further shipment to a customer.

Apparatus for controlled dispensing of pharmaceutical and medical supplies


A dispensing apparatus for controlled dispensing of pharmaceutical and medical supplies which includes a cabinet having a plurality of drawers, the drawers each have a plurality of receptacles, with each receptacle sized to hold one item, and having a lid movable between a closed position and an open position. Selectively actuatable locks are provided for releasably maintaining the lid in the closed position, the locks include an electrically responsive actuator wire connected to the locks and causing movement of the locks in response to an electrical current supplied to the electrically responsive actuator wire. A processor is in communication with the selectively actuatable lock and configured to send a signal to the electrically responsive actuator wire to unlock the lid.

Method and apparatus for managing disposable medical supplies appropriate for a single patient visit


A method of supplying health care workers with disposable supplies appropriate for a single patient visit determines a requirement for disposable medical supplies for a patient during an associated single visit by a health care worker. An accounting code is recorded in an accounting database, the code corresponds to the disposable supplies determined to be associated with the visit. The disposable supplies are placed in a disposable container, which is delivered a first site whereat a patient is to receive treatment, prior to the visit by the health care worker. The container is subsequently delivered to a second site for disposal after the visit. Movement of the disposable container is recorded in a computer database when the disposable container is delivered to the first site and to the second site. A package for use by a health care worker in performing health care services comprises a disposable container adapted to receive disposable supplies required by the health care worker for a single visit to a patient. Means are disposed on the outside of said container for identifying the container so that it is trackable by an inventory tracking system. Means are also disposed on the outside of the container for indicating an address to which the container is to be delivered. Means are provided for sealing the container after use so that any material disposed therein cannot be accessed without breaking a seal, and for covering the address means once the container is sealed.

Method for the supply of medical supplies to a health-care institution based on a nested bill of materials on a procedure level

A method for integration of the institutional supply chain for medical products utilizing a nested bill of materials on a care event level of a clinical pathway for one or more medical procedures. The medical supplies appropriate for use in a care event are expressed as a bill of materials. Each item of medical supply is assigned a unique identifier which includes at least identification of the item itself, identification of the supplier of the item, and identification of the care event with which the item is to be used. At a first location a portion of the supplies are unitized and containerized. This subassembly is transported to a second and remote location where further of the supplies are unitized and containerized, using the same container. Thereafter the unitized and containerized supplies are transported to the end user thereof.


Method for the supply of medical supplies to a health-care institution based on a nested bill of materials on a procedure level
Radio frequency detectable medical supplies

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