Though the health care industry is continuing to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, many industry leaders are also looking to build a more resilient supply chain by asking, “What could we have done differently?”, and “How should we prepare for future pandemics and other crises?”
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As health care emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain resiliency is a priority. One primary consideration has been how to develop inventory reserves to mitigate the risk of severe product shortages.
AHRMM's recommendations help to avoid the inefficiencies, unnecessary product demand, cost and operational management associated with hospitals establishing their own surge inventories, or state mandates for hospitals to maintain a specified number of days of on-hand inventory of critical products and supplies.
Important updates for health care supply chain on the progress and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
Supply Chain and Enterprise Risk Management: Navigating the Unknown (Re-engineering the Health Care Supply Chain: A CQO Thought Leader Discussion Series) An AHRMM and ASHRM Joint Presentation
Senior leaders within the finance/supply chain and risk management disciplines share their thoughts on the organizational and patient risks related to current vulnerabilities and action planning that health care organizations can take to minimize their exposure to these risks.
Convergence: The Virtual Health Care Supply Chain (Re-engineering the Health Care Supply Chain: A CQO Thought Leader Discussion Series)
COVID-19 has forced us all to embrace and rely on virtual technology to conduct business. This sudden change has impacted supply chain operations and strategy execution, from staffing to supplier engagement and operational performance.
If you’re just starting to discuss elective procedures, supply chain must continuously communicate and develop relationships with key players to maintain the importance of supply chain input in their minds.
Matching Needed PPE with Donors and Hospitals: A Free HealthEquip Resource
As providers begin to pivot from this pandemic back to a standard model of care, now is the time for product and service suppliers to begin engagement. Below are 5 leading practices suppliers can use to engage their provider customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 1. The right time to engage is now 2. Show understanding compassion, empathy and patience 3 & 4. Offer short- and long-term plans 5. Overall, listen. Supply chain will let you know what they need and when
Jeff Berman, Principal and Healthcare Supply Chain Practice Leader at Grant Thornton, discusses emerging trends in the health care supply chain due to COVID-19 and steps health care organizations can take to build a stronger and more resilient supply chain.
AHRMM wants to learn about each of your experiences while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic so that our membership can compare strategies, share lessons learned and plan for the future. The COVID Response Tactics Sharing (CRTS) project collects this information nationally through a short survey, and then reports the findings back to you.
Supply Chain's Role in Non-Labor Expense Management (Re-engineering the Health Care Supply Chain: CQO Thought Leader Discussion Series)
Supply chain leaders share their processes and experiences in managing non-labor and non-personnel expenses.
The AHRMM COVID-19 Recovery Guide for the supply chain professional is designed to assist supply chain leaders as their organizations expand services during the ongoing response to COVID-19. An After-Action Review template has also been created and is available for download for the supply chain department to objectively assess its performance during the COVID-19 crisis prior to updating its operational procedures.
The Manufacturer and Distributor Perspective on Building Supply Chain Resiliency (Re-engineering the Health Care Supply Chain: CQO Thought Leader Discussion Series)
Listen as distributor and manufacturer panelists discuss their changing strategies relating to COVID-19 lessons, domestic verses international production and ways providers, distributors and manufacturers need to work together moving forward.
Learn how UCHealth was able to rapidly change and improve their inventory methods throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and how you can apply these lessons learned in your organization to better manage your inventory.
The Health Care Supply Chain's Response to COVID-19: Post COVID-19 Supply Chain Provider Leading Practices Panel
The AHRMM Learning Community continued its discussion of the health care supply chain’s response to COVID-19 on Friday, May 15. This webcast focuses its discussion on the re-emergence of a more typical health care structure. This panel of health care supply chain leaders shared their thoughts and strategies as they prepare supply chain for increased ER visits and elective surgeries. A robust question and answer session followed the discussion.
In this podcast, Brian Bartel, Director of Supply Chain and Support Services, and Crystal Lacey, Trauma Coordinator and Emergency Preparedness RN, at Willamette Valley Medical Center in Oregon share their preparation strategy and a few of the processes established to help combat COVID-19.
Explore what you need to do to be ready for the ramp up of elective procedures as well as prepare for the next demand spike of COVID-19.
Providence St. Joseph team and Medline discuss their collaboration. Session takeaways include leading practices, lessons learned and how your organization can create successful partnerships to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.