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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Reflections on the Supply Chain – Part IV

An up close look at a healthcare workers eyes above an N95 Maske

In our newest article about the healthcare supply chain, we discuss the misalignment of C-suite expectations. The traditional reaction of hospitals to rising supply-related costs has largely been to ask contracting departments to obtain price reductions from vendors. Contracting staff achieves this through contract negotiations with vendors, and they have hundreds, if not thousands of…

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Reflections on the Supply Chain – Part III

This third article of our series about the healthcare supply chain talks about three common and harmful misconceptions that are preventing hospitals from achieving their cost-cutting and waste prevention goals. Here’s a quick snapshot of it. First, many managers and their organizations argue that they will not, or cannot, implement an inventory management solution if…

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Reflections on the Supply Chain – Part II

I hope you saw the second article of our new series about the healthcare supply chain that was released last week. Here’s a summary of it but I urge you to read the entire article HERE. There’s a major dilemma in the healthcare supply chain that we’ve witnessed at many client sites: supply costs are…

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Reflections on the Supply Chain – Part I

Yesterday we released the first article of our educational new series about the healthcare supply chain. Here’s a little summary of our main points, but we urge you to read the entire article here! In it we reflect on how the healthcare supply chain and inventory management functions are fighting an uphill battle to gain…

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