A precise, easy-to-use hospital inventory management system is a critical aspect of any hospital, nursing home, or other medical facility. Tracking the supply levels and use of items like masks, gloves, surgical instruments, gauze and syringes is extremely important. Whether it's due to hoarding, theft, or simple inaccuracy, a faulty inventory tracking system can quickly derail a smooth operation and generate waste, in both time and money. Using mobile computers and bar code scanners, a cost-saving inventory management system can be created to track important supplies, materials and equipment. A reliable and accurate database for complete and partial inventory levels can be maintained by scanning items when used and when new materials are received. The collected data can be uploaded to an inventory system in regular batches or in real time delivering better forecasting, reducing stock-outs, overstocks, and emergency shipments.