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Healthcare Transport is the systematic process by which patient- and business-critical materials, such as patient specimens, pharmaceuticals, supplies and medical records are transported to and from multiple touch points within healthcare organizations. Each year, 83% of adults and 90% of children in the United States have contact with a health care professional. In total, these events add to greater than 1.1 billion ambulatory care visits to physician offices, hospital outpatient departments and emergency rooms.
According to a recent article by Dr. Robert Handfield, a true healthcare transport partner supports healthcare organizational business objectives beyond transactional pickups and deliveries to address cost efficiencies, centralization, standardization, error reduction, technology maximization, management reporting for strategic decision-making, system connectivity and analytics for a platform for growth.
The daily movement of these critical materials directly impacts an organization’s ability to deliver optimal care.