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Emergency Department Savings From Linen Automation 3 Case Studies

Reduce the Cost of Healthcare by Automating Linen Distribution

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Bob Fitzgerald Chairman & CEO of ( IPA )TM (scrubExTM and alExTM) Atlanta, Georgia

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Emergency Dept. Savings from Linen Automation

Focus of Today's Presentation: One segment of Healthcare Linen Automation Control of Linen for Emergency Medical Services (Ambulances) Results of 3 Case Histories

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Scrub Suit Dispenser

What is Healthcare Linen Automation?

Scrub Suit Receiver Scrub Suit Disp/Rec ER Dispenser

EMS

Dispenser

Linen Automation Platform

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How does EMS use Linen?

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How is Linen currently distributed to EMS?

Anyone can take what they want ED is close to the Exit Large Losses

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How does EMS Linen Automation Work?

EMS Dispenser Linen Manager's Office

Ambulance Keys

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What are the Benefits of Automated EMS Linen Distribution? Cost Reduction

Reduced Linen Usage

Processing and Distribution costs are reduced Wearout replacement costs are reduced

· Reduced Linen Loss

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What are the Benefits of Automated EMS Linen Distribution?

(cont'd)

New Source of Revenue for Hospital

Provides records for invoicing EMS for use of linen · Allowed by new (2002) anti-kickback law

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What are the Benefits of Automated EMS Linen Distribution?

(cont'd)

Other Benefits

· Provides records for compliance with anti-kickback laws · Continuous Availability of Linen No Outage Complaints

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Case History #1 (County Hospital)

700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0

Annual Usage Cost Reduction

700

$80,000 Annual Loss Savings $70,000

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Daily Sheet Usage (Before) Daily Sheet Usage (After)

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(Suburban Hospital)

120 100 80 60 40 20 0

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Sheets Bath Blankets Towels

Case History #2

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Annual Usage Cost Reduction $30,000 Annual Loss Savings

44 48 20

Pillowcases

78 60

Not Available

Daily Usage (Before)

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Daily Usage (After)

(University Hospital)

50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0

Case History #3

Annual Usage Cost Reduction

48 48

$17,000 Annual Loss Savings

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Sheets

Not Available

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Bath Blankets

Daily Usage (Before)

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Daily Usage (After)

(Assumes Processing & Distribution are Invoiced at Cost) Case History Number 1 Number 2 Number 3 Annual Revenue $82,000* $30,000 $17,000

New Revenue Opportunity

* Sheets Only

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Automation of EMS Linen

Annual Savings & Revenue

Case 1 $70,000 Case 2

Not Available

Savings Usage Losses

Case 3

Not Available

$80,000 $30,000 $17,000

Revenue $82,000 $20,000 $ 6,000

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Reduce the Cost of Healthcare by Automating Linen Distribution

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