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BERTHA is an acronym, it is also the name for the entire BIG process,
from the gathering of hospital
submitted data, development of industry files (both inventory
accumulative and vendor based),
and collection of the inventory counts to finalizing the deliverables.
Each of these steps is very complex and detailed oriented. The initial
“cleansing” of the original data consists of identifying duplicates,
pricing issues and unit of measure variances which would cause the
final valuation of the inventory to be incorrect. Although it may be
impossible to find all issues, BERTHA is fantastic at eliminating many
of these. All of this prepared data is loaded into BERTHA’s onsite
inventory collection module where each of BIG’s Inventory Specialists
use it to verify each of their entries to insure accuracy.
Onsite BERTHA asserts complete control in the following fashion:
the scope perimeters by assigning BLID numbers to each and every rack,
bin, cart or other storage location. This eliminates duplication and
each entry against the files previously cleansed to insure accuracy. If
an item is undocumented (UDI) in these files, BERTHA insures enough
information is captured for searching in our industry files.
- Displays the UOM
strings for the BIG
in case there is a
all data in an easy to follow audit trail for BIG’s internal Quality
Control and for your internal/external auditors.
updates each Inventory Specialists’ onsite laptop with updated
information about UDIs (Undocumented Items) from all other team
member’s data. This reduces the amount of time repeating UDI supporting
total data backup on extremely short intervals.
- Provides periodic
and summary reports.
- Selects suspected
errors based on
algorithms and min/max
searches through BIG’s industry files for matches of all UDIs
and generates UDI Reports for your approval. After
completion of the onsite count, BERTHA begins the authentication,
quality control and summarization processes. BERTHA assigns unique ID
numbers to every line of information so BIG may support you for weeks
after the completion of the count.
is BERTHA? BERTHA
is a composite of processes, software, systems, merhodologies and
technologies allowing the BIG Inventory Team to deliver the highest
quality inventory data quickly yet at extremely reasonable rates.
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