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Automating Logistics

How Faster Deliveries Impact Healthcare Logistics

Transporting medical shipments such as organs, tissues, and blood is a time sensitive process with no room for error. Based on a study by the Cardiothoracic Research Unit at Rayne Institute - St. Thomas Hospital in London, UK; 27% of hearts that are donated become damaged during the transportation and storage process.

This means that almost one-third of people waiting to have a life-changing surgery have to wait even longer. On top of this high failure rate, research has shown that doctors and medical staff only have 6 hours from the time of donation to transplant a heart into a patient efficiently. With such a small window, adding speed and visibility to the transportation process is crucial.

 

Yesterday’s fast is today’s slow.

When Airspace started working with a large Organ Procurement Organization, out of SFO, they needed a way to deliver their life-changing shipments faster and with added visibility. After comparing their shipment data, Airspace Technologies delivers 22.99% faster than their legacy time-critical provider.

Watch How Airspace Technologies Adds Technology To Logistics

 

By streamlining the process to quote, confirm orders, and dispatch drivers, Airspace has achieved 23.21% faster pickup times than traditional time critical logistics providers in the SFO market. By reducing the time to confirm an order and dispatch a driver, our technology allows couriers to pickup time-sensitive shipments, such as organs and other medical specimens, faster. This faster dispatch and pickup time allows for faster delivery times. 

 

When transporting organs and other medical specimens, having to wait up to an hour or more for a courier to pick up the shipment is no longer acceptable.

When transporting medical specimens such as blood, tissues, and organs, transporting the shipments as fast as possible is essential, but have increased visibility is also a critical aspect w. OPOs and specimen banks have to securely monitor every movement of the specimen. 

This can be from the lab technician at the pickup location, to the courier who is delivering the piece, or the clinical coordinator at the hospital or surgical center. Knowing that a driver has transported the package is no longer acceptable in today’s world. 

How to add visibility to the Blood, Sweat, and Tears of Healthcare Logistics

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