EMS Technology Solutions’ Operative IQ received great reviews during JEMS’ recent asset management panel “Changing the Game: Embrace new technology to manage assets,” on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
JEMS’ panel discussion featured several of the industry’s top leaders to discuss the results of a 327-respondent survey administered by JEMS on the general topic of efficient asset management. Respondents were asked questions that included identifying: issues within inventory management, estimated waste of inventory per year, inventory level management, technology solutions to address inventory issues and supply accountability. Panelists Dr. James J. Augustine Medical Director for U.S. Acute Care Solutions, Chief Michael Baker Director of Emergency Medical Services for the Tulsa Fire Department and Sean Tyler President and COO of Fallon Ambulance deliberated and offered industry insight to the survey results.
When asked about the tacking of prescription medications, Chief Michael Baker Director of EMS for Tulsa Fire Department disclosed at the beginning of the panel discussion his operation’s employment of Operative IQ. Prior to the operations management software, Tulsa Fire used paper logs to track its controlled substances. According to Chief Baker, this process was inefficient and costly with regards to the man hours it took to continue to track the medications. Now, Chief Baker knows his narcotic medications are safe and accounted for because he can track where they are at all times through the Operative IQ Controlled Substance Tracking system.
“We don’t have any concerns about equipment that is in that system,” Chief Baker said. “It’s been a very beneficial process for us to be able to have that everyday accountability.”
Before Tulsa Fire began using Operative IQ, tracking expiration dates on controlled substances was a hassle. The operation’s tracking system consisted of a “phone tree,” calling various members within the agency to identify when medications were about to expire and needed to be replaced.
“Now we can pull it up in real time and look what’s out there and understand what we have to order and not,” Chief Baker said.
To hear more of Chief Michael Baker’s commentary, the full panel’s discussion and the survey results, please visit JEMS’ website. The video is available on-demand video, but viewers must complete a short, one time registration form before being re-directed to the discussion.
EMS Technology Solutions offers cutting edge, but affordable operations management software and products designed with First Responders in mind. The company’s Operative IQ Operations Management Software offers modules that include: Inventory Management, Asset Management, Purchasing Features, Integrated Purchasing, Fleet Management, Service Desk and RFID Tracking. EMS Technology Solutions has won four consecutive EMS World Top Innovation Awards for its operations management software.
For more information, please contact the Operative IQ team.