Hospitals continue to face challenges with their supply chains and are spending more time than ever trying to manage those supply chains. Hospitals, however, can mitigate these challenges by adopting proven solutions. Read this article to discover four solutions that hospitals can use to build not only a better supply chain but a more resilient one.
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Effectively managing a hospital’s inventory has always been important. However, it has become even more important over the past several years. Read this article to learn the most pressing challenges hospitals face in managing their inventory then discover how hospitals are working to solve them.
This white paper explores the importance of balancing health care supply sourcing through both domestic and international suppliers, the benefits and challenges of building new, domestic health care supply chains, and why community sourcing and warehousing can benefit hospitals, their staff and communities, and the delivery of high-quality patient care.
Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness, Distribution, Inventory Management, Logistics, Procurement, Strategic Planning, Strategic Sourcing, Suppliers, Cost Management, COVID-19: Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), COVID-19: Organizational Preparedness and Capacity Planning, Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs), Sustainability, Physician Preference Items (PPI), Products and Services Contracting, Purchased Services, Shipping and Receiving
Read this article and discover three issues hospitals are focusing on to overcome supply chain challenges in 2023.
An introduction to environmental sustainability walking learners through strategizing on simple projects while outlining commitment to sustainability, and moving on to larger, multi-layered strategies highlighting long-term investment in global health.
Read a sponsored blog from Owens & Minor to learn how strategic partnerships can help hospitals lower costs, improve supply chain resilience, and improve operational efficiency.
Join manufacturers, distributors and providers as we consider what demand planning looks like in an uncertain world.
The Introduction to Health Care Supply Chain eLearning courses provide grounded education for those new or seeking a refresher.
This advanced course leads learners through 10 areas of infrastructure surrounding the functions of health care supply chain management.
Decision making by studying where our data is coming from and the outcome of its source. Speaker: Catherine Williams, Director of Supply Chain, Baptist Memorial Healthcare Takeaways: Constantly be educating yourself on your supply chain, learning about the data and its source Consider better ways to bring in products in logistically Always having a growing relationship with clinicians.
Learn the best practices of setting PAR levels and what you need to know to ensure you have the proper stock. Speaker: Stewart Layhe, Former Director of Supply Chain and Support Services, Denver Health Watch the Webcast Version
Healthcare expenses continue to rise and yet hospitals are realizing consistently shrinking margins. Healthcare supply costs are typically the second largest expense to a hospital and must be managed in a manner that ensures providers have access to quality products but also with an emphasis on cost awareness and expense reduction strategies. Healthcare supply chains must leverage their data in order to make better business decisions to reduce costs and increase operational efficiencies through the use of business analytics.
AHRMM's Policies and Procedures Manual for the Health Care Supply Chain, 2nd Edition contains over 160 new and revised health care supply chain policies and procedures to reflect current leading practices needed to run a successful supply chain department in any health care organization.
Capital Equipment, Central Sterile, Clinical Integration, Clinical Resource Management (CRM), Cost Management, COVID-19: Caring for Patients and Communities, COVID-19: CDC, FDA and CMS Guidance, COVID-19: Organizational Preparedness and Capacity Planning, COVID-19: Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), COVID-19: Vaccines and Therapeutics, Data, Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness, Distribution, Finance & Budgeting, Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs), Inventory Management, Logistics, Pharmacy, Physician Preference Items (PPI), Planning, Design, and Construction, Procurement, Products and Services Contracting, Purchased Services, Shipping and Receiving, Suppliers, Support Services, Sustainability, Technology
The fundamentals of health care supply chain management are the glue that holds the entire health care organization together. Whether you are new or just want a refresher, this self-directed course provides a solid understanding of the basics.
Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness, Procurement, Purchased Services, Reimbursement, Shipping and Receiving, Strategic Planning, Strategic Sourcing, Suppliers, Sustainability, Technology, Value Analysis, Distribution, Finance & Budgeting, Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs), Inventory Management, Leadership
Health care supply chain leaders discuss methods to reduce the impact of demand surges and supply shortages due to unexpected events. A three-part plan to stabilize, adapt, and evolve to improve supply resilience will be shared, with a deep dive on various ways to increase trust, transparency and predictability in the supply chain.
Discover how a Medical Logistics Crisis Action Team could help your institution quickly organize efforts and resources in addition to your Incident Command System.
This webinar discusses the health care 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 non-acute operations.
This session is a comprehensive approach to understanding Lean Management System concepts, processes, tools, and their application to improving inventory management in the health care supply chain.
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 webinar, a panel of veteran supply chain professionals discuss The Joint Commission Standards and the necessity for risk assessment.
This webinar 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 are discussed.