The i-trackstores service allows for the tracking of medical equipment into and out of regional community stores to support the care of patients in their homes.
The use of Community Stores reduces the travel time of the community care providers to and from the patient’s homes, but it also ensures that all equipment is allocated against the correct budget holder and restocked when necessary to meet demand.
You might need community equipment for different reasons:
The service establishes a ‘Chain of Custody’ to validate and authenticate each piece of equipment, through the implementation of a unique item identifier. The item identifier is linked with the equipment at the start of service. As the identifier is issued in real time, it will provide the product owner and organisation the ability to track and trace each individual asset throughout its entire lifecycle.