Essentia Health – Medical Equipment & Supplies (MES) manages several consignment closets throughout the Essentia Health System making supplies and equipment readily available to provide to the customer. When the item is dispensed, the location notifies MES of the transaction – including patient identification, date and product dispensed. Using this information, MES bills the patient’s insurance and delivers a new item to replace the one dispensed, restocking the consignment location.
Using wireless technology and Apple IPads, several locations scan the transactions offering a real time inventory system.
Whether it’s paper or wireless, consignment locations give us the opportunity to bring product to the patient faster and more conveniently.