Supply Chain

Optimizing Supply Chain and Clinician Flow

Trust and transparency are key to clinical and supply chain teams making mutually informed decisions that optimize efficiency. A clinically integrated supply chain results in an optimized workflow with minimized overspending and unnecessary cost. Integrating technologies that share real time data provides greater visibility of on-hand inventory which improves communication, workflow and the patient experience. …

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Supply Chain and Sustainability Initiatives

The involvement of the supply chain in sustainability initiatives is a powerful role that should not be overlooked. With the significant spend that the healthcare supply chain has, implementing sustainability improvements in the products and services it provides is essential. The supply chain’s commitment to improve sustainability provides opportunities to save energy and reduce waste. Since …

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Connecting Supply Chain with Clinical Practice

As supply expenses continue to rise, it is critical for clinical teams to partner with the supply chain to control pricing variations. New technology advances and utilization variances often are contributing factors to these pricing discrepancies. Clinicians and supply chain teams can work closely together to fill in these data variances and gaps. Truly understanding …

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Supply Chain’s Contribution to Patient Satisfaction and Engagement

Delivering cost saving improvements and ensuring caregivers have the necessary supplies to deliver the best quality of care to their patients is key to creating a successful health system. Strategically involving the supply chain results in improved patient outcomes and ensures the organization remains cost effective and efficient. This drives patient loyalty and organizational growth …

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The Freight Debate

Freight and shipments are essential, everyday procedures for healthcare organizations, but a lack of planning & frequent last-minute shipments quickly add operational costs. Accurately forecasting inventory demand is essential to avoid frequent expedited shipments between locations. By centralizing transportation management, a health system can significantly reduce freight and shipping costs. This provides transparency and a …

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Managing Laboratory Supply Chain Operations

Developing strong partnerships with suppliers and laboratory distributors is essential to remain informed of new products, competitive pricing, and other laboratory supply chain opportunities. Being open to new technology and services could result in savings opportunities for your facility. Specifically, many laboratories have the potential to improve performance through product usage optimization. Using data and analytics …

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Managing Ambulatory & Outpatient Facility Supply Chain

Managing ambulatory & outpatient facility supply chain operations is an important ongoing process that shouldn’t be overlooked. Using software or a materials management information system (MMIS) can provide better data to help managers track costs and movement of inventory across the network. Using an IT platform, cloud-based solutions, or barcode/RFID technology can improve patient outcomes …

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