Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/22/2018 -- ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists introduced the ImageFIRST ScrubVAULT System, designed for improving scrub management at healthcare facilities.
Healthcare facilities often have trouble managing their scrub inventory, resulting in shortages and increasing costs due to constantly purchasing replacements. ImageFIRST developed the ScrubVAULT System so their customers can accurately track their scrubs.
"Scrubs are a challenge for...health systems and surgery centers," says Jay Juffre, vice president of operations and national service director of ImageFIRST. "Staff leave the facility wearing the scrubs, or there's not enough inventory, or vendors and staff can't find the sizes they need. [Plus,] it costs a lot of money to replace missing scrubs," he adds. "There is no accountability…[and] administrators are tired of trying to manage [it]."
The ScrubVAULT System is a locker that securely stores and dispenses scrubs, and also tracks their distribution, so that facilities have full visibility of scrub inventory and usage. Each scrub is tagged with a safe, non-invasive UHF RFID chip. Juffre notes that ImageFIRST customers already use UHF RFID technology to monitor other hospital equipment, so it made sense to use it for scrubs.
The ScrubVAULT System leverages UHF RFID to track how many scrubs were taken, by whom, and in what sizes. This technology provides administrators and ImageFIRST with real-time information so customers can replenish scrubs proactively.
"It's easy to use and requires minimal...training," continues Juffre. "The ScrubVAULT System is unique because unlike other systems, it doesn't rely on weight...Each scrub top or pant...has a specific chip, so we know who took what and if it was returned."
ImageFIRST provides scrubs, bedsheets, and other medical linen for healthcare facilities throughout the Fort Lauderdale, FL, area (and the rest of the nation). ImageFIRST also offers linen inventory management and billing assistance so that healthcare staff have more time to focus on patient care. To find more about ImageFIRST and their products and services, including the ScrubVAULT System and hospital patient gowns in Hollywood, FL, call 800-932-7472 or visit http://miami.imagefirst.com/.
Founded in 1967, ImageFIRST® is the largest and fastest growing national linen rental and laundry service specializing in the healthcare market. ImageFIRST's 36 locations nationwide serve over 11,000 medical facilities every week providing linen, patient gowns, scrubs and more while managing their clients' linen inventory for cost management. With a customer retention rate of over 95%, ImageFIRST is dedicated to improving patient satisfaction through quality products and remarkable service: their Comfort Care® line of gowns are proven to increase patients' favorable perception of a facility by more than 50%. For more information about ImageFIRST, your cost-effective solution for greater patient satisfaction, please visit http://miami.imagefirst.com/.