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New Cloud-Based Automation and Analytics Solutions Help Hospitals Remove Cost from Operating Room Supply Chain
Cardinal Health™ Inventory Management Solutions Introduces Workflow Modules for Biological Implants, Sutures, Trauma, and Spine Implants

DUBLIN, Ohio, Aug. 14, 2015 —To help eliminate the more than $5 billion in waste each year in the U.S.*, Cardinal Health™ Inventory Management Solutions announced the launch of automated, cloud-based workflow modules for biological implants, sutures, and trauma and spine implants to help manage complicated operating room inventory, eliminate waste and remove cost from the operating room (OR) supply chain.

The new modules can help hospital supply chain and clinical executives manage device and implantable inventory and workflows.  These complex and expensive challenges can cause billions of dollars to be wasted annually through expiration, loss or uncaptured charges.* The new Cardinal Health™ solutions can help increase visibility to product demand and consumption and reduce waste incurred during manual processes.

“Adding to our existing automated, cloud-based analytics platform, the operating room workflow solutions provide a comprehensive, scalable operating room solution that can help hospitals take costs out of their operating room supply chain,” said Jean-Claude Saghbini, vice president and general manager of Cardinal Health™ Inventory Management Solutions.

The new Cardinal Health™ Inventory Management Solutions OR workflow modules help hospitals maintain chain of custody documentation, identify unused inventory for returns, and avoid product expiration. The solution integrates with electronic medical records and other hospital IT systems for more accurate charge capture and interoperability. Through the use of RFID tagging and barcode, the modules provide full visibility for day-to-day management and enable long-term inventory planning.

“The intricacy of managing inventory for biological implants, sutures, and trauma and spine implants is demanding, so we designed a simplified solution to reduce non-value-added activities and tedious manual tasks that can lead to human error,” said Saghbini. “Driving out inventory waste is a priority, but more importantly, we’re supporting our customers in their mission to ensure better, cost-effective patient care.”

More information about Cardinal Health™ Inventory Management Solutions expertise and services can be found at

*PNC Healthcare, GHX Quantitative Research Study in 2011

About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $103 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products and services to more than 100,000 locations each day and is also the industry-leading direct-to-home medical supplies distributor. The company is a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company operates the nation's largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ranked #26 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs nearly 35,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at and @CardinalHealth on Twitter.



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