Connecting Clinicians with Supply Inventory Management via Alexa

Clinician time is extremely valuable. Non-productive tasks, such as gathering supplies, consume time better spent with the patient. Each division carries highly variable supply inventories in the supply room. Thus, clinicians must search for needed supplies to care for patients, which is particularly stressful in urgent situations with supplies used less frequently.

This project will test the feasibility of streamlining the supply retrieval process through the use of voice assistance, Alexa. The clinician will be able to ask Alexa the location of the supply and be directed immediately to the correct location.