The PrefTech Year in Review: Our Insights from 2022

It’s hard to believe we’ve reached the end of 2022! As we reflect on the last year and look forward to the new one, we would like to acknowledge and thank our loyal customers for inspiring us to drive the vision of PrefTech towards ever bigger and better things.

We also produced a lot of content in 2022, and we’d love to take a walk down memory lane and share with our readers the PrefTech Year In Review: a summary of our insights from the past year.

We began 2022 with an article on…

Surgical Nurses in the OR Suite

Preference Card Accuracy: The New Standard of Care

…in which we discussed how the growing problems caused by inaccurate preference cards combined with the availability of Preference Card Management (PCM) software render effective preference card maintenance essential for today’s hospitals.

We also offered insights around…

The cost of unused surgical supplies

The Cost of Unused Surgical Supplies

…and discussed the numerous issues hospitals face related to the millions of dollars of unused medical supplies wasted every year.

We warned our readers to…

Bottlenecks in Clinical Medicine

Be Aware of the Effects that Bottlenecks Have on Patients

…and offered suggestions for how to improve the perception of wait times to mitigate the effects of bottlenecks in clinical medicine.

This year, we wanted to start sharing some of our customers’ success stories. We interviewed Angela Wrigley of the University of Tennessee Medical Center about…

Angela Wrigley discusses preference card accuracy

How UTMC Leveraged PrefTech to Improve Preference Card Accuracy

...and were thrilled to learn how PrefTech is decreasing supply returns and delivering huge ROI at UTMC!

On the subject of PrefTech helping customers, we also explored…

OR efficiency decreases burnout

How PrefTech is Enabling OR Efficiency without Added Screen Time

…and how working to decrease burnout for medical staff is especially important since the onset of COVID-19.

Approaching the end of the year, we outlined…


The Problem with Preference Cards

…and the many ways their inaccuracies harm hospital operations.

Digging a little deeper, we explored how…

Inaccurate preference cards affect supply chain management in hospitals

Hospital Supply Chain Management is Reaching a Critical Point

…and the part that faulty preference cards play in preventing effective management of hospital supply chains.

To close out the year, we outlined…

An EHR won't solve the surgical preference cards problem

4 Reasons Why an EMR Won’t Solve Your Surgical Preference Cards Problem

…and explored how effective preference card management requires data, focus, usability, and maintenance that a standard EMR can’t offer.

And that's the PrefTech year in review! We discovered a lot in the past year about the industry, our customers, and how we are helping hospitals slash their budgets and move towards better OR efficiency.

We hope our readers did, too – we wish you all the happiest of new years!