Waste not, want not

A waste basket full of used hospital supplies

In a recent article in Fortune magazine, “If Hospitals Made Efforts to Go Green, Health Care Costs Would Go Down,” authors Thiel and Whelan put a much needed spotlight on the entrenched and neglected problem of waste in healthcare due to the lack of effective hospital inventory management systems. They note, for example, how many…

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KPIs that Achieve Supply Optimization & Rein in Costs

A hospital employee in a sterile hallway

Why smart Key Performance Indicators are needed Medical devices and supplies represent the second highest expense, after labor costs, in hospitals’ specialty procedure or interventional areas, and can constitute as high as 40% of the total expense budget at hospitals with a high Case Mix Index. Since these areas account for the largest proportion of…

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Introducing VueSync

VueSync data center that manages the hospital supply chain software

We’re pleased to announce the addition of VueSync to our ecosystem of solutions. VueSync is a Cloud-based master catalog and update service of more than 500,000 SKUs with their associated UDI info that provides 24/7 up-to-date, detailed, and accurate information about medical supplies, products, and devices. VueSync works in real time and ensures accurate data…

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CASE STUDY: Achieving data-driven supply management optimization

Data Driven Supply Case Study for Hospital Supply Chains

Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) is a 507-bed academic medical center within Loma Linda University Health, a Seventh Day Adventist six-hospital system that treats more than 1.5 million outpatients every year and serves as the only Level I trauma center for a region that covers more than 25 percent of California. VUEMED is a…

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Value-Based Health Care: a Visionary but Constrained Model

We hear more and more every day about how value-based healthcare principles are going to bring profound changes to the healthcare supply chain by fostering a model that recognizes the external forces on supply chain. There are three key issues at the core of healthcare that are holding back any progress towards an effective value-based…

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