The collaboration and innovation between doctors and the supply chain is one of the most effective ways to reduce a healthcare organization’s costs. Implementing standard operating procedure efficiencies, with something as simple as the utilization of healthcare packaging, has a direct bottom line impact.

While previously often considered a means to an end, physicians are now recognizing and understanding the part Supply Chain plays in the health of the organization where they practice medicine and serve their patients. Doctors are now playing an active role in the activities, practices and thinking of their organization’s Supply Chain. Last month, Healthcare Purchasing News spoke with three distinguished physicians and surgeons that are further strengthening the clinical bonds between physicians and supply chain professionals. Read about it here: Supply Chain can fuel doctor-patient relationships, organizational health.