5 Effective Solutions for Storing Medical Supplies & Charts

storage for medical supplies and chartsMedical facilities need to store supplies and charts. But it’s not as simple as buying some shelves and stacking everything. HIPAA regulations mean patient information needs to be kept safe and secure from unauthorized access. Certain medical supplies need to be stored in clean environments free of dust. Not to mention the fact that both supplies and charts need to be easily accessible, especially when there is a life or death situation.

That’s why we offer a wide variety of storage solutions for medical supplies and charts. Our solutions are designed to keep information secure, supplies easily accessible – all while saving space and improving organization. Check out five of our most popular medical storage solutions below.

1. Mobile Wire Shelving for Sterile SuppliesLateral Sliding Mobile Wire Shelving

Mobile wire shelving is perfect for storage in clean rooms, sterile processing departments, and central sterile supply areas. They are easy to keep clean in places that require sterilization, and because the shelving is mobile, it will optimize your storage space. Additionally mobile wire shelving:

  • promotes better air circulation, which reduces moisture and heat.
  • offers better visibility because light can pass through the shelves.
  • protects stored items from dust and contamination.
  • increases fire protection because liquids can reach materials.

We even have wire shelving on wheels that can be used to set-up a Kanban storage system. (Click here to read about how the Kanban system works)

2. Hospital Carts for Medical Supplies

Medical Supply Storage CartsYou need a way to store and transport medical supplies around the hospital. To get this done, while keeping everything organized and easily accessible, we offer many different types of hospital carts. You’ll find everything you need from pediatric carts to emergency crash carts. (Read a previous blog about the design of our pediatric carts)

3. Security Shutter Protect Medical Charts

To comply with the HIPAA law, healthcare organization must have safeguards – including physical barriers – to protect people’s health related information. Security shutters are the perfect barrier. During office hours, these lightweight doors roll up and out-of sight, yet when closed and locked, they provide a solid aluminum wall to safeguard medical records and other personal health information. Because our security shutters are available in numerous configurations, they can be affixed to existing shelves, record rooms, doorway openings or whatever area needs to be secured.

4. Pharmacy Narcotics Cabinets

Pharmacy narcotics cabinets offer secure medication storage so that your dangerous drugs are safe from all types of theft, including in-house personnel and outside criminals. With the optional cable and software, a designated manager is able to limit, designate, and track employees using the cabinet.

tambour door cabinets sliding mobile systemThe software provides a manager mode with eight additional users allowed with their own specific codes for the electronic keypad lock. In addition, the software will maintain an audit trail (both the date and time) of the last 512 times the cabinet was accessed. (Learn more about the features of the pharmacy narcotics cabinets here)

5. Tambour Door Cabinets for Patient Charts

Tambour door cabinets are a great solution for storing and securing patient charts. They’re ideal for both small and medium size storage needs. The way it works is that the tambour doors slide into the side walls of the cabinet to avoid intruding into the room’s space. And the cabinets are available as individual cabinets or on space saving sliding track systems.

You can find all five of these medical supply and chart storage solutions and much more online from StoreMoreStore! And if you have any questions or need assistance, give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.

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