Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust has appointed Genesis Automation to deliver a new track and trace technology system to help manage its essential medical supplies.

Following a tender process, Genesis was selected to supply an inventory management and point of care solution which will help the hospital track demand for stock and provide data to reduce cost variations in medical procedures.

The Genesis system will initially be implemented in the receipt, distribution and ward locations, followed by cardiology, theatres and radiology departments.

The technology will optimise the hospitals inventory and ensure critical and correct stock is available to avoid cancelling operations, or using out-of-date stock or incompatible implants, and will be fully implemented in 2019.

Wayne Sexton, head of procurement for the trust, said: “Genesis has been selected as our IMS provider. I believe it is the right choice for the Homerton.

“We look forward to working with the Genesis team over the coming months and years, to introduce this positive solution”.

Once the system is installed Genesis’ business support and clinical training and education specialists will work with clinical and administrative teams at the hospital to support staff in using the new system.

Trust staff will also be part of the Genesis customer group, and special interest group, a forum to bring new ideas and promote best practice within trusts.

Paul Jackson, general manager, UK & Ireland at Genesis Automation, added: “This well-managed, financially robust trust is a fantastic addition to our customer base, we’re delighted to have Homerton on board.

“We are working with the team to help increase patient safety, improve inventory management, deliver cost- savings and, crucially,  help clinicians realise the clinical benefits of Genesis Technology.

“We were chosen for our advanced system, and our proven track record in delivering benefits to other customers across the UK.”

Aside from selecting an inventory management system, the trust also deployed Nuance Communication’s clinical speech recognition tool.

The trust, which is based in Hackney, East London, introduced Dragon Medical One to tackle the issue of rising administrative costs, as well as a slow turnaround time of clinical letters – which took around 17 days to process.