WASHINGTON, D.C., March 21, 2006 - Cardinal Health, the leading provider of products and services supporting the health-care industry, announced today the launch of IMPRESS® Scan, a web-based, hosted Instrument Management System at the 53rd annual AORN Congress, which brings together thousands of perioperative registered nurses.
As part of Cardinal Health’s V. Mueller offering, IMPRESS Scan is a powerful tool for hospitals and free-standing surgery centers to track surgical instruments and sets anywhere in the workcycle from decontamination and assembly to sterilization, the OR and the patient. The real-time program makes it easier to maintain instrumentation, streamline processing, increase productivity and decrease instrument replacement costs. The system helps drive standardization of instrument sets and tracks all aspects of instrument repairs and sterilization history.
Barcode technology allows staff members to scan sets, peel packs and individual instruments to case carts, operating rooms and patients. The system tracks single instruments through individual barcoding such as InfoDot™ labels.
The V. Mueller catalog database, with over 15,000 products is provided with the tracking system. It includes product images, descriptions, item numbers and hospital pricing. IMPRESS Scan also has numerous reports that help measure employee and department productivity.
Cardinal Health’s V. Mueller team provides data entry, implementation support, training, technical and customer support. There are no fees for maintenance, system updates or 24/7 technical support.
About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $75 billion, global company serving the health-care industry with a broad portfolio of products and services. Through its diverse offering, Cardinal Health delivers integrated health-care solutions that help customers reduce their costs, improve efficiency and deliver better care to patients. The company manufactures, packages and distributes pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, offers a range of clinical services and develops automation products that improve the management and delivery of supplies and medication for hospitals, physician offices and pharmacies. Ranked No. 16 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 55,000 people on six continents. More information about the company may be found at www.cardinalhealth.com