Effective and reliable policies and procedures are critical for a materials management department's success. However, every healthcare organization understands the challenges of generating and managing them.
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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.
If you are not optimizing supply chain performance, you are missing the opportunity to control costs, improve patient safety, and increase nurse and physician satisfaction. This book provides the information you need to understand and improve supply chain management at your organization. Written for senior leaders, this book explains how to enable your team to make sound supply chain decisions. Selecting where to make changes, when to use different supply chain approaches, and how to find greater value are at the heart of this book.
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.