The inventory unit of a hospital has multiple work flows associated. Vendor management, payment, inventory management, generating purchase orders, GRNs etc. The material management workflows are not limited only to Pharmacy, but procurement and purchase of various medical equipment along with different peripherals and their purchase related activity.
Hospital management often found discrepancies in material management. Either there was a shortage or drugs were being thrown out after expiry date. It was tough to predict the optimum amount of drugs to be stored. Though inventory was done after business hours, it was time taking labor which impacted the patient care flow.
By digitizing the process, responsibility was brought to the books. Inventory control became easier and smoother. Just a view/print command and inventory is done. This minimizes the chances of over-ordering or under-ordering. A unique feature of software is the alarm that goes whenever inventory for a particular drug goes below critical level.