Integration of Just In Time (JIT) Inventory in Outpatient Pharmacy Information Systems

Integration of Just In Time (JIT) Inventory in Outpatient Pharmacy Information Systems

Bhushan Kapoor (Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, USA) and Timothy Mullen (California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, USA)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/jcit.2012100103
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Abstract

With the implementation of the recent Healthcare Reform Act and the increased scrutiny on the soaring costs of healthcare, medical plans are looking for ways to optimize workflows and reduce costs. Titan Healthcare is a large non-profit integrated healthcare company located in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado, and Texas. They provide health insurance coverage, and a broad range of comprehensive health care services. Titan Healthcare is engrossed to employ the best strategies to close performance gaps and efficiently manage their operations. To help improve their pharmacy operations, they are seeking to design and implement a new Outpatient Pharmacy Information System which will handle both dispensing and inventory functionality. From a pharmacy inventory perspective, expectations for the system are to significantly reduce inventory costs and increase service levels to their members. Titan Healthcare is currently exploring options for designing the right Outpatient Pharmacy Inventory Management System for its operations.

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