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Overview: As more hospitals and healthcare systems merge, many find themselves in uncharted waters especially as it comes to effectively integrating both systems and cultures. This webinar will provide an overview of the key components critical to collaboratively developing and implementing an effective integration plan that addresses both technical and cultural issues. It will include best practices and lessons learned from other organizations which may save time in the creation of an integration plan.
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.
Intermountain Healthcare Consolidated Supply Chain Center Case Study - Self Distribution Model in Healthcare
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.
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: