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Custom Procedure Trays (CPTs) create efficiencies in hospital work flow and inventory management. By Joseph A. Jackson, managing director, Strategic Healthcare Services LLC    Download Article
Adopting proactive strategies can help you take full advantage of reprocessing benefits, by lessening the financial burden of medical supplies, promoting environmental sustainability and freeing up funds. By Erin Broeske, senior marketing director, sustainability solutions division, Stryker
Sustainability and procurement are terms that may often be at odds, but as keepers of the health and wellness of our patients and communities, we must lead the charge toward more sustainable practices. By Laura Kowalczyk, vice president of supply chain & support services, UAB Medicine
Having a platform that allows for accurate data capture and analytics enables savings opportunities for health systems. By Jack Simmons, NVP commercial services, Cardinal Health and Wavemark Download Article
Value-based health care and population health are two of the most common terms used in health care today, and yet still confusing for many. Let’s explore each one and how they are elevating the role of the supply chain and the importance of sustainability. By Karen Conway, vice president, healthcare value, GHX
Implementing a Low Unit of Measure (LUM) program at your organization has many benefits beyond reducing inventory.  LUM can act as a catalyst in implementing other associated LEAN principles such as streamlining staff, processes and technology. All of which will increase efficiencies and reduce redundancy and waste in your supply chain. Download Article
Organizations rely on multiple strategies to reduce waste and control costs, while providing the best possible medical outcome for patients. Standardization, investment in new technologies and inventory management automation (Point-of-Use Systems) are a few strategies that organizations can use to realize cost savings and waste reduction. Download Article
Blockchain technology provides a promising future for health care by improving the transparency in products and processes while providing advanced security measures to protect patients and confidential data. Download Article
Smart KPIs are absolutely essential in the health care supply chain because they provide hospitals with the data visibility that is necessary for guiding and achieving inventory optimization and cost savings goals and controlling supply spend; they are, in fact, the cornerstone of a competitive and more strategy-oriented supply chain.
Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) redefines business expectations and brings a dynamic and strategic approach to the supply chain. By Ed Hardin Jr.  Download Article 
Though life-saving breakthroughs are occurring daily, the way health care is delivered continues to be more like a race between the hare and the tortoise.  By Bob Taylor, senior vice president, supply chain, RWJBarnabas Health Download Article
Changes in population health, the advent of disruptive technologies and consumerism are forcing changes in the way the entire health care continuum is defined, including the supply chain. By: Andria J. Davis Download Article
Innovation in health care goes far beyond products and services. It encompasses the way patients perceive their health care experience. By Dave Reed, vice president, healthcare solutions, Cook Medical Download Article
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Outcomes-based contracting is no easy feat but when conducted properly, it creates a synergistic model that can significantly improve outcomes. Author: Jeffrey Ashkenase, MPA, Executive Vice President, Acurity, Inc. and Nexera, Inc. Download Article
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With all of the significant changes happening in the health care field, this is an exciting time in supply chain, but certainly a challenging time. It presents the opportunity for us to take a look at how health care supply chain as a field has evolved over the years, and where it needs to go in order to support these changes. Author: Dave Reed, Vice President, Healthcare Solutions, Cook Medical Download Article
The ISM® Hospital Report On Business® is the first ISM® report to focus on the healthcare sector. It is being established in partnership with AHRMM, and with the assistance of the Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI).