Hospitals can quickly and safely implement free reporting tool to manage utilization of critical supplies and avoid stockouts during high-volume COVID-19 response
EAGAN, MN (March 18, 2020) — The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has placed unique pressures on the hospital supply chain, forcing facilities to maintain a detailed picture of what inventory they have available, where it’s located, and how fast it’s moving – all of which is essential to treating the high volume of patients with COVID-19 symptoms. To help hospitals achieve this critical balance and to ensure health care providers have the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) to safely perform their jobs, Jump Technologies announced today it will temporarily open it’s inventory management platform up to all hospitals at no cost to help them ensure they have the proper PPE and related COVID-19 supplies available for hospital workers.
“At times like this, it’s vitally important for hospitals to have the supplies their employees need to stay safe. To do this, they need a clear picture of PPE inventory so they understand the resources available to them and whether they are at risk of running out of essential supplies before their next shipment,” said John Freund, CEO of Jump Technologies. “Because we understand the challenges this pandemic creates for hospital supply chain, we are waiving our fees to ensure as many hospitals as possible have access to tools that will give them insight into high-demand supplies that are essential to their employees.”
According to Freund, the Jump Technologies’ solution runs in the cloud and does not require any special hardware, so it can be set up quickly and with no disruption to hospital operations. Supply chain staff can be up to speed on using the system with just a 30-minute training session. Key elements of the reporting tool include:
- Using JumpStock, hospitals can easily see where existing supplies are located (in hospital storage or in a warehouse); track consumption by department, clinic, or user; and forecast potential stockouts.
- The new solution does not require integration into the hospital ERP or EMR and does not require access to sensitive data such as patient information or pricing.
- Because it is a cloud-based solution, it is safe, simple, and secure for hospitals.
Hospitals and health systems can access the Jump Technologies solution by filling out a form at www.jumptech.com/covid19. A representative from Jump Technologies will contact the hospital to discuss setup options, configure the account, and upload data.