Health systems, hospitals and other patient care sites require a broad array of supplies to perform diagnosis and treatment, from masks and gloves to catheters and implants. The “healthcare supply chain” refers to the stakeholders, systems and processes required for the flow of products from the manufacturer through to use at the patient’s bedside. The ultimate goal of the healthcare supply chain is to ensure the right products in the right quantities are in the right places at the right times to support patient care.
But how does an organization build a patient-centric supply chain?
Hospital leaders must set the tone for a patient-centric approach to healthcare delivery so that all employees, including those outside of hands-on patient care, make decisions based on their impact on the patient. It takes the clinical and operational sides of an organization to come together in a collaborative fashion to deliver the highest quality of affordable care. Healthcare organizations that embrace modern supply chain tools and technologies can automate these processes, enabling clinicians to maintain their focus on the patient.
Access this ultimate guide to healthcare supply chain management to learn the trends, challenges, strategies and solutions for achieving complete visibility and control over all of the supplies used in patient care.
Please CLICK HERE to download the white paper.
Timely, incisive articles delivered directly to your inbox.