Healthcare systems are increasingly squeezed between the high pressures of operating expenses and reimbursement levels. The industry has struggled to find ways to provide high-quality care that produces desired outcomes at a sustainable cost. Many healthcare systems fall short of reaching their goals on Cost, Quality and Outcomes (CQO) because they lack control of their own supply chains.
The highest expense category for healthcare providers, after people, is supplies. If a healthcare system does not have control of its supplies, then it does not have a meaningful way to manage the true cost of quality care. That is why more than 70 health systems have made the wise decision to implement a Consolidated Service Center (CSC), also known in Canada as a Shared Services Organization (SSO). It’s a proven pathway to manage the sourcing, procurement, receipt, processing, packaging, shipment, distribution and delivery of its supplies rather than rely solely on third-party service providers or distributors.
Now the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the role of supply chain management into new territory. To ensure success amid the changing market landscape, healthcare leaders will need to further elevate the importance of data, analytics and technology to control their supply chains.
Are you are re-examining your healthcare supply chain management strategy? Tecsys, a global provider of supply chain solutions, is sharing the top 10 reasons to consider a consolidated service center.