Medical Device Tracking via QR Code and Efficiency Analyze

Tiryakioglui B., Kayakutlu G., Duzdar I.

Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Hawaii, United States Of America, 4 - 08 September 2016, pp.3115-3128 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Hawaii
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.3115-3128
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Anesthetic gases called Desflurane supplied by distributor Company to the hospitals. These anesthetic gases transferred to the patients in a controlled manner via medical devices named Vaporizer (VAP) which are integrated to the anesthesia devices; used especially in operating rooms. Updated hospital VAP inventories are reported to the head office by the sales team on a monthly basis. By tracking the monthly gas consumption of the VAP's, we are calculating the efficiency of devices per hospital. Thus, the performance metrics of the sales team can be evaluated. Which device; belongs to which hospital and under whose responsibility, device manufacturing date etc. can he easily observed at first look. However, missing/false statements have a huge negative impact on inventory, efficiency and performance indicators.