When a hospital and health system merger or affiliation transaction closes, the supply chain is faced with many unknowns. Being open to change and prepared to immediately offer value and present savings opportunities should be the top priority.

Being prepared to adopt new approaches to working with the hospital ecosystem will benefit the supply chain in this ever-changing landscape. Strategizing new cost saving capabilities and being prepared to offer improvements will identify both weaknesses and opportunities to improve the patient experience and drive valuable savings from day one following the close.

Healthcare Purchasing News offered insight on the preparation for change in the industry. Read about it here: https://www.hpnonline.com/sourcing-logistics/gpo-models/article/21074259/how-and-why-supply-chain-must-prepare-and-be-ready-when-confronted-with-hospital-ma