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Vol. 9, Issue 3 (2020)

Warehousing and inventory management performance after HCMIS implementation in Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Author(s):
Getahun Tefera and Bruck Messele
Abstract:
The health commodity management information system (HCMIS) has been implemented in Ethiopia to serve the country’s public health commodity supply chain management since 2009. But Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (TASH) implemented since 2017. However, there is no evidence thus far on changes in the performance of the warehouse and inventory management practices since the implementation of the HCMIS. Therefore the purpose of study was to assess warehousing and inventory management performance after HCMIS implementation. A quantitative method research design using facility based retrospective technique was applied to survey data for the years (2015/2016 and 2017/2018). The collected data was entered and analyzed using Microsoft excel and statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) version 20 computer software. The current study revealed a significant improvement in order fill rate, line fill rate, inventory turnover rate, stock wastage amount and rate, and order turnaround time with percentage improvements of 14.06%, 4.48%, 42.85%, 50%, 1.25%, and 26.1% respectively following HCMIS implementation. HCMIS has improved the warehousing and inventory management of TASH. However the system needs to be linked to the pharmacy units and fully controlled and managed by the hospital in order to reap the full benefit of the system.
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How to cite this article:
Getahun Tefera, Bruck Messele. Warehousing and inventory management performance after HCMIS implementation in Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(3):672-677.
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