Hospitals see dramatic reduction in on hand inventory costs and achieve significant workflow efficiencies.
The nationwide shortage of nurses has affected most of the healthcare institutions. As healthcare institutions scramble to address this situation, some hospitals are using emerging technology to help ease the situation. Numbers Only, Inc. a leading wireless applications company based in North Brunswick, NJ is helping hospitals implement innovative Mobile applications to combat this situation.
"Our nurses were devoting too much of their valuable time to tasks outside of their core competency - tasking such as ordering supplies" said Bill Grimes MMIS Manager at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, a 396-bed hospital based in Lebanon, NH. In addition to being an inefficient use of their skills, having nurses handle ordering led to numerous inventory management problems, the common being over stocking and panic orders. Charged with removing the burden of inventory ordering and management from the nursing staff and reducing on-hand inventory on the floors without making significant increase in materials management staff, Bill Grimes turned to Numbers Only, Inc.
Real Results in Real Time
Dartmouth implemented the @Par Mobile Supply Chain Execution suite and achieved significant reduction in on-hand inventories. “We cut on-hand (costs) in some instances by over 50%…” said Bill Grimes. “The savings we have realized has already offset our entire investment in the solution - handheld devices and software included.” With @Par the department is able to take up responsibility for more inventory locations with the same existing staff as a result of more than 400% productivity improvement.
"In terms of the solution’s impact on the organization as a whole, we now receive a more accurate, real-time look at usage reports, which is helping drive savings through contract compliance and product standardization. And, most importantly, our nurses are able to devote more time to patient care, secure in the knowledge that the supplies they need will be in the right place at the right time."
Numbers Only also announced that two new hospitals have recently signed an agreement to implement @Par Suite. Partners Healthcare System and Scott & White Hospital are implementing @Par to streamline processes, reduce material handling errors, reduce inventory costs, improve workflow efficiencies and provide accurate real-time data needed to make critical business decisions.
Scott & White Clinic and Hospital, combined with the Scott & White Health Plan, form one of the largest multi-specialty group practices in the United States of America. Partners HealthCare System, an integrated health care delivery system, was formed in 1994 when Massachusetts General Hospital joined with Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
About Numbers Only, Inc.
Numbers Only, Inc. is a leading Wireless Applications Company headquartered in North Brunswick, NJ with operations in North America, Asia, and Africa. Numbers Only offers @Par a product that mobile enables enterprise systems and helps businesses mobile enable their staff.
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Partners Healthcare will use @Par and the @Par Supply Chain suite to extend their enterprise system; PeopleSoft Supply Chain Application. They will use @Par to streamline processes, reduce material handling errors, reduce inventory costs, and provide accurate real-time data needed to make critical business decisions. Partners Healthcare will achieve significant increases in productivity and workflow efficiencies. @Par and its wireless supply chain suite leverage the existing enterprise infrastructure as well as the enterprise information system to empower the mobile users with easy-to-use applications at the point of activity.
About Partners Healthcare System
Partners HealthCare System, an integrated health care delivery system, was formed in 1994 when Massachusetts General Hospital joined with Brigham and Women's Hospital. This system comprises of the two leading academic medical centers, specialty and community hospitals, a network of physician groups and non-acute and home health services.
Scott & White will use @Par and the @Par Supply Chain suite to extend their enterprise system. They will use @Par to mobile and barcode enable activities for Par Level Management, Cycle Counting, Receiving, Put away, Point of Use and Delivery Management. @Par and its wireless supply chain suite leverage the existing enterprise infrastructure as well as the enterprise information system to empower the mobile users with easy-to-use applications at the point of activity. Scott & White will collect data in real time and achieve significant workflow efficiencies by implementing @Par.
About Scott & White
Scott & White Clinic and Hospital, combined with the Scott & White Health Plan, form one of the largest multi-specialty group practices in the United States of America. A model of integrated health care, Scott & White combines a 515-physician Clinic, a 486-bed Hospital and a Health Plan, which supervises the healthcare for more than 167,000 Central Texans.
The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) is a not-for-profit organization that has been meeting the health care needs of the "CREW" area (Chelsea, Revere, East Boston and Winthrop), since 1970.
EBNHC has selected Numbers Only as its partner for completing its reporting needs, develop interfaces with their Payroll system and upgrade Peoplesoft applications from 7.02 to 8.4.
Numbers Only, Inc., is expanding to the South African market. Beginning May 1st, 2002, Numbers Only South Africa Pty Limited will support sales, marketing, development and customer support for Numbers Only products in the South African market.
Numbers Only SA Pty Ltd., will be based out of Johannesburg, South Africa. Numbers Only SA will deliver IT services focused on Internet, Voice, RFID, and wireless technology. Numbers Only SA will also market healthcare and Logistics products to the African market.
“I’m extremely pleased to announce the formation of the new entity. We believe in global presence and local delivery. This new venture will help us to seamlessly connect with our customer base in Africa and also provide new avenues for growth. Jo’burg is a great location and we envision this new entity to be a critical component of our company.” Said Hari Polavarapu, CEO, Numbers Only, Inc.
March 11, 2002, W. Lebanon, New Hampshire. Numbers Only, Inc. completed work on implementing a mission-critical scheduling system for Eastman Kodak Company located in Rochester, New York.
Numbers Only, Inc. was contracted in 2001to perform application specific enhancements and the implementation of Kodak’s Scheduling application used in their consumer & commercial film manufacturing process. “The work [Numbers Only, Inc.] produced for us is highly accurate and thorough. They have displayed a strong dedication and commitment to excellence. They worked hard to promote quality in the finished product.” Commented Richard Potter of Eastman Kodak, commenting on the hard work and dedication of the Number Only team assigned to the project.
“I’m extremely pleased with the job my team did on this project. When we scoped out the project last year, I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but everyone pulled together to exceed the customer’s expectations. Despite the downturn in the US economy, we continue to see growth in our services division. I believe it’s a tribute to our ability to ‘keep the faith’ during uncertain economic times, and keep our focus on exceeding customer expectations.” Said Jeffrey Kibbie, Director of Business Development for Numbers Only, Inc. based in W. Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Numbers Only, Inc. is a technology driven company specializing in innovative and affordable IT solutions. Located at 21 Technology Drive, W. Lebanon, New Hampshire 03784, and can be reached on the web at www.numbersonly.com or via phone at (603) 298-5791.
Mr. Devulapally and Mr. Kibbie joined Mr. Wm. Grimes of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH in presenting the @Par 1.0 Wireless Materials Management product suite from Numbers Only to nearly 100 industry leaders from the southeastern US who were gathered during a four day event at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Conference Center to learn how to leverage emerging technology realistically and appropriately for competitive advantage.
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, located in Lebanon, NH recently implemented @Par 1.0, the premier Wireless Materials Management product suite developed by Numbers Only, Inc. to enhance their materials management workflow efficiencies and reduce overall inventory costs.
Numbers Only, Inc. has been developing leading-edge emerging technology solutions from their Advanced Technology Center located at 21 Technology Drive in W. Lebanon, NH since 1999.
“Despite the downturn in the US economy, we have been able to keep technology in focus, deliver value-added solutions and exceed customer expectations during each engagement” Said Jeffrey Kibbie, Director of Business Development for Numbers Only, Inc. Address: 21 Technology Drive, W. Lebanon, NH 03784. Tele: (603) 298-5791 x112 or on the web at www.numbersonly.com.
This premier wireless materials management suite of products will enable companies to gain greater control over inventory costs and achieve significant workflow efficiencies through the use of wireless handheld devices.
“We cut inventory on-hand [costs] in some instances by over 50% while increasing productivity tremendously through the use of the Numbers Only, Inc. @Par Wireless Materials Management system that integrated seamlessly with our existing legacy IT infrastructure and ERP system.” Indicated Wm. Grimes, Manager, Materials Management Information Systems, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center during a recent Materials Management Special Interest Group meeting held in Chattanooga, TN, March 3-6, 2002. “By leveraging emerging technology affordably and realistically, we are enabling companies to achieve a quick, measurable ROI through the use of wireless handheld devices and WLAN infrastructures.”
Jeffrey Kibbie, Director, Business Development for Numbers Only, Inc. commented following the event in Chattanooga, TN. Numbers Only, Inc. is currently working on several other innovative and affordable emerging technology solutions for the healthcare, manufacturing and transportation industries. Numbers Only, Inc., 21 Technology Drive, W. Lebanon, NH 03784. www.numbersonly.com or via phone at (603) 298-5791.
Numbers Only Inc. offers Mobile Enterprise Solutions to Support Microsoft Windows-Powered Pocket PC 2002 Software
Numbers Only, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of @Par Wireless Solutions for Materials Management and FlashCare Point of Care solutions, products for the healthcare industry based on the Windows Powered Pocket PC 2002 software.
Numbers Only, Inc., a technology-driven Professional IT Services and Consulting firm today signed a long-term agreement for Oracle consulting with Dartmouth College. Under the terms of the agreement Numbers Only, Inc., W. Lebanon, NH will be working at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH on mission-critical database administration on the Oracle platform. "We are very pleased that Dartmouth College has chosen our firm for this project," said Jeffrey Kibbie, Business Development Manager for Numbers Only, Inc. "Despite the recent down-turn in the economy, our firm continues to see growth because of our ability to quickly deliver high-quality, low cost solutions." Jeff concluded. Numbers Only, Inc. is located at the Airport Business Part, 21 Technology Drive, W. Lebanon, NH 03784. With a focus on wireless and emerging technology, as well as ERP application development, Numbers Only, Inc. chairs the Wireless Special Interest Group for the Upper Valley Computer Industry Association (UVCIA). Numbers Only, Inc. can be reached by calling 603-298-5791
To better manage company growth, the Advanced Technology Center, a wholly owned division of Numbers Only, Inc. recently hired Mr. Jeffrey Kibbie as their Business Development Manager.
Numbers Only Inc today announced a new group within their organization focused towards developing solutions for the Mobile Marketspace. Based at the Numbers Only R&D labs in West Lebanon, NH, the M-Technologies Group is a Wireless Infrastructure Enabler focused towards providing solutions for the next generation of enterprise applications. They provide a comprehensive set of solutions designed to address the wireless infrastructure needs of an enterprise.
Numbers Only, Inc. is a systems integrator specializing in designing, implementing, and maintaining large scale IT projects. Headquartered in Iselin, New Jersey it has dedicated centers in the US and India. Numbers Only specializes in providing comprehensive technology and business solutions and has successfully managed projects ranging from ERP implementations, Custom Application development, Internet Application development, Database Services and Network Solutions. Numbers Only also provides Outsourcing Solutions to its clients via its R&D centers in New Hampshire, USA and Hyderabad, India.
Numbers Only, Inc. announces the award of VLMS project from Allied Holdings, Inc. Allied has chosen Numbers Only and its subsidiary Numbers Only Informatics India (Pvt.) Limited to develop Allied's emerging vehicle logistics management vision. Vehicle Logistics Management Systems will be an Internet based system that will help Allied and its clients to track shipments.
This will developed using Oracle Parallel Server, Cisco Products, Sun Hardware, and Java technology. The first phase of the project is scheduled to go live by November 15th and will be jointly executed by New Hampshire Development Center and Numbers Only Informatics India (Pvt.) Limited. The project will lead to several other projects for Allied Holdings including in-vehicle communication systems, billing, back office system, and Mobile device based Real Time Order Management.