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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...

Implementing value-based care initiatives that result in improved health outcomes requires all factors needed to drive those changes are aligned. This ensures the informed decisions will result in higher margins and increased patient and provider satisfaction. Confirming that all data is meaningful and accurate is essential...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Research shows leading health organizations are making building a better customer experience for patients a top priority. Understanding what defines a positive customer experience will help evaluate success and engagement with your organization. It’s important to assess a patient’s end-to-end experience and use this information...

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...

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...

Strong data strategies are driving next-generation care management. Providers and suppliers are now developing health solutions that help users find hidden patterns and trends for illness prevention. Using analytics to separate the population data into segments helps provide meaningful insights like risk pools and gaps in care....