Reimagined materials management

Freeing up nursing capacity and saving €670,000.

Aarhus University Hospital

Aarhus, Denmark 

The hospital wanted to function more efficiently to treat more patients. Starting with the Neurosurgery Department, the goals were to professionalise core activities; reduce waste to free up nurse resources; bring in new competencies around operational optimisation and planning; ensure the well-being and engagement of employees; and leverage international benchmarking, collaboration and knowledge exchange with other university hospitals. Optimising managed services generated the following impact:


Materials Management:
  • Freed up nursing capacity 
  • Enhanced access to procedures for patients 
  • Marked change and improvement according to hospital leadership 
Planning and Scheduling:
  • Calmer work environment for nurses (who are seeing more patients than before)
  • Smoother experience for coordinators due to clearer definitions and roles 


Female doctor using a microscope


decrease in elective neurosurgical cancellations



in savings



waste reduction to date (still counting)





Medtronic has brought insight and tools, allowing us to use and allocate resources to match capacity and demand much more beneficially.

– Dr. Gorm von Oettingen Chief Physician at AUH







Are you looking to reduce waste and cancellations and free up nursing capacity at your hospital? 



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