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Transforming the healthcare supply chain requires a total paradigm shift—changes in thinking as well as practices to move from volume-driven transactions to strategic value creation. This book outlines various levels of supply chain performance, providing guidance that hospital and health system executives can use to implement supply chain strategies that reduce total expenses, improve patient care, and better align with value-based reimbursement models to improve overall operations.
In 1992, AHRMM, in concert with Kowalski-Dickow Associates, Inc., crafted "The Primer" and guidebook for healthcare purchasing and materials management. It was entitled Managing Hospital Materials Management and can be found on many shelves of supply chain leaders' offices. This long awaited and updated publication is a textbook, which should serve to orient university and college students and new entrant to healthcare supply chain services.
This book provides students, faculty, managers, and researchers with a clear understanding of the health care supply chain and its role in health care strategy. It builds on fundamental concepts including sourcing of materials, forecasting demand, selecting and employing distribution models, and assessing risks, showing how they aid in the pursuit of supply management excellence in the health sector.
Written by Lawton R. Burns and a panel of expert contributors, from the prestigious Wharton School, The Health Care Value Chain analyzes the key developments and future trends in the United States' health care supply chain. Based on a groundbreaking research initiative underwritten by the industry/university consortium− the Center for Health Management Research− this important book offers an in-depth examination of how the health care supply chain helps create value and competitive advantage.