ACT Health deploys Master Catalogue Information Service

A product catalogue synchronisation process has been implemented to minimise medical ordering errors and reduce data administrative workload for ACT Health.

Dubbed the The Master Catalogue Information Service (MCIS), the system was developed by Australian software company Bizcaps in consultation with the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA). Bizcaps helps create and maintain product data catalogues for organisations across Australia.

The MCIS allows ACT Health Supply Services to streamline their procurement processes thanks to close integration of the NEHTA-established National Product Catalogue (NPC) with their own Purchasing Information System (PICS). This integration allows product and price information used for purchasing medical supplies to be synchronised between the two systems.

The MCIS was officially launched by ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, who touted the potential benefits of the new system whilst elaborating on its functionality.

“All ACT Health services and hospitals will benefit from the new Master Catalogue Information Service, which is designed to increase efficiency through reduction of product ordering errors and automation of inventory management processes.

“We expect the MCIS to dramatically improve purchasing and distribution processes, and the safety of patients, by ensuring the right products are purchased at the right price and delivered at the right time and place.

“Purchasers and suppliers will automatically update internal systems from a central database of the latest product information and pricing data contained in the National Product Catalogue (NPC),” said Ms Gallagher.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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