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Overview: This session is a comprehensive approach to understanding Lean Management System concepts, processes, and tools and their application to improving inventory management in the healthcare supply chain. This webinar was previously recorded on March 29, 2013.
Common triggers can lead to reactive replenishment when faced with increased demand and can be identified and intelligently considered before rushing to order. Take control of your inventory through proactive demand pattern identification to address issues and changes before they arise. In this webinar, experts discuss the data needed to predict usage patterns and trends, as well as best practices to improve inventory for high value and commodity products.   
Overview: As NYU Langone Health underwent new facility construction and faced industry-wide product shortages and changing regulatory dynamics, the supply chain department adopted High Reliability Organization (HRO) principles, and took a prominent transformational lead to support clinical needs and drive quality patient outcomes.
Overview: Lean Management – Sounds like a time consuming process that we don’t have time for.  But in reality, all it is, is slowly modifying processes so that we reduce the amount of supply chain work and resources, but still provide the customer with the value they want and expect. “Less work” and “less resources” is good for everyone.  This session provides an overview of supply chain management and the areas that could be modified to reduce waste, whether that it is wasted efforts or wasted products.
Overview: Healthcare Supply Chain is rapidly changing and consolidating. Are your IT systems equipped to help you manage this change? Other industries have relevant lessons, processes, and applications. Next generation systems on the cloud offer an asset-light way for you to jump to the next generation. Cloud technology can deliver the visibility, insights, and capabilities that on-premises systems do not, but are needed to create a more effective, efficient and intelligent supply chain.
Overview: Tracking and locating surgical supplies and their utilization is a challenge faced by most hospitals. Average supply returns for picked supplies is low and O.R. room in and out traffic to retrieve unavailable items is high, and significant staff hours are spent checking consumption and restocking and locating supplies.
Overview: Intermountain Healthcare Supply Chain Organization has embarked on strategy to drive costs out of the healthcare supply chain. As a part of that strategy, a consolidated distribution center was built for distribution of medical-surgical supplies, pharmacy products, and other ancillary services. The presentation focuses on the key learning's along the journey to self-distribution. This session was previously recorded at the 2014 AHRMM Annual Conference.
Overview: Healthcare institution resources, logistics structure, and personnel culture are all factors to consider when deciding which inventory method is right for you. When you find the right one and departments commit to proper usage, waste is reduced and clinical efficiency and supply management effectiveness are improved.
Overview: This presentation discusses the healthcare supply chain, its strengths and weaknesses. It reviews best practices around the industry, including what Intermountain Healthcare has done with building its own logistics/distribution functionality. It will also present the implications of the future of the industry with the changing horizon that comes with the Affordable Care Act, including preparing to serve the non-acute operations.
Overview: In today's healthcare environment we need everyone, most importantly physicians, to be focused on making cost effective decisions that are safe and result in positive patient outcomes. As supply chain drives the cost effectiveness piece of this equation, engaging physicians requires that we organize all of our resources and data in a way that can tell the whole story. In this session, you will also learn how a hospital's payment will be based on their performance on outcomes and efficiency under value based purchasing.
Overview: Business continuity encompasses strategic planning and preparation to ensure that an organization can continue to operate in the event of a serious incident or disaster. And is able to recover to an operational state within a reasonably short period of time. In this on-demand recording, a provider, supplier and distributor will discuss their roles, and how they can work together to develop and implement product continuity plans for a disaster or emergency.
Supply chain is a catalyst to reducing costs, maintaining high quality of care, and improving patient outcomes – all elements critical to the CQO Movement. Improving communication and collaboration across the healthcare field, and creating a leaner more efficient supply chain are driving forces that are now changing the environment for supply chain professionals across the country.
On-site supply storage is one of the core competencies of effective supply chain management, and adhering to standards and regulations is an ongoing practice. Whether products are stored in bins or in cardboard boxes, supply chain must ensure all employees follow guidelines for patient safety. In this recorded virtual roundtable education session, a panel of veteran supply chain professionals discuss The Joint Commission Standards and the necessity for risk assessment. The panelists then take questions from the attendees and continue the discussion on best practices.
Overview: This on-demand recording provides an overview of the reasons for drug shortages, recent advocacy efforts to ameliorate the situation, and action steps organizations can take to minimize the impact of drug shortages on patient care. Specific drug shortage examples such as the IV fluids shortage will be discussed. Free Resource:
Overview: The operating room is at the same time a major cost center and revenue driver for most hospitals. While often perceived as a well-oiled machine, the OR is frequently impacted by numerous obstacles that impede process flow and lead to inefficiencies. This includes inventory management and process variability.