On Our Minds

Healthcare supply chain issues

June 14, 2011

I had a talk with someone on LinkedIn regarding healthcare supply chain cost drivers. There are actually two supply chains in healthcare (more if you consider pharmaceuticals): one for commodity…

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Product price variations

May 20, 2011

I wanted to make some observations about the wide price discrepancies of clinical products, which – it seems to me – are symptomatic of the complex dynamics of the marketplace.…

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Problems with the consignment system

April 18, 2011

The practice of consigning clinical products initially started as a way to get a variety of newly available medical devices into the hands of physicians without the need for hospitals…

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The need for accurate clinical documentation

March 6, 2011

Recently I’ve noticed increased scrutiny of and requirements for clinical data transparency. As a result, hospital administrators are really going to have to start dealing proactively with the issue of…

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Should products be locked up?

February 18, 2011

I’ve heard some people argue that products should be placed behind a “lock,” but I think it’s critical to think through some of the issues involved in this decision. For…

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