How Inventory Redesign Strengthens the Clinically Integrated Supply Chain

Content Areas: Procurement | Tags: Change Management, Clinical Resource Management, Cost Management, Inventory Management, Lean/Six Sigma | Formats: Event
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In an effort to save money, decrease ordering of supplies outside of supply chain, and return nursing and other clinical professionals back to their primary focus of patient care, NYC H+H is developing a clinically integrated structure. As they undergo a Kanban reorganization through careful value analysis and rapid standardization, NYC H+H is working to standardize items across their system comprised of acute and post-acute care facilities.

The organization’s current value analysis process will evolve into a clinically integrated system that is both practical and sustainable, uses best practice and evidence-based medicine, and includes all necessary stakeholders. This presentation will discuss H+H’s journey as well as what is needed for successful development and implementation of a clinically integrated team that can perform value analysis across a variety of facilities under one system.

Presented by AHRMM CQO Sponsor Nexera, Inc. logo

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the benefits of KanBan and associated technology as applied to supply chain and in relation to saving the time of clinical professionals.
  • Describe the process of Rapid Standardization and its effect on a system of provider organizations.
  • Outline the necessity of leadership involvement, principles of LEAN/Toyota Production System and sustainability of the process.

How this Session Relates to the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement:

Lower costs are the result of a program whereby products are carefully vetted by a clinically integrated team and placed and ordered on contract by the supply chain team. Through the implementation of the KanBan system and rapid standardization, clinicians will have more time to work with their patients, leading to improved quality patient care and ultimately the improvement of reimbursement outcomes.

Appropriate Career Level(s):

  • Staff
  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Director
  • Executive

Presenter: Dr. Marilyn Gates, Physician Advisor, Nexera, Inc.