Are Robotics Always the Best Choice? Questioning the Perceived Wisdom Could Lead to Lower Costs

09/23/20

It’s easy to assume robotics are the better choice when it comes to patient care, but hospitals must examine closely these assumptions to determine if the robotic procedures are cost-effective as well as beneficial to the patient.

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The Importance of Childhood Vaccinations During COVID-19

09/17/20

Data shows that people are avoiding their doctors’ offices for routine care because they are concerned about acquiring the virus there. This includes parents not bringing their children in for regular check-ups and vaccines and therefore, they are not receiving routine vaccines in a timely manner and increasing their risk for preventable diseases.

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New Joint Commission Standards for Perinatal Care: Is Your Organization Ready?

08/21/20

Each year in the U.S., approximately 700 women die as a result of pregnancy-related complications, according to a report recently published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The leading complications, maternal hemorrhage and severe hypertension/preeclampsia, make up 21.4% of all reported pregnancy-related deaths. Fortunately, they can be treated with early detection.

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Patient Safety: What Went Right During COVID-19

08/14/20

While there has been frequent and significantly negative news associated with COVID-19, when it comes to safety, many hospitals have seen their “gift horse” or, perhaps more appropriately, a silver “safety” lining to this pandemic.

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Transitioning from Value Analysis to Clinical-Supply Integration: It’s All About the Process

08/05/20

Clinical-supply integration (CSI) has become a recognizable concept for many health care organizations as they continue to focus on performance improvement. But many are unsure how to operationalize a CSI model that fits their organization. 

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Getting from Good to Great: Using Data to Move From Traditional Product Standardization to Clinical-Supply Integration

08/05/20

John D. Rockefeller once said, “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” It’s hard to argue with Rockefeller’s successful approach to business. To apply his philosophy in supply chain, we need to rethink our approach to product decision-making.

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How Do You Know What You Know? 3 Ways Clinical-Supply Integration Can Help You Make Better Decisions

08/05/20

Traditional value analysis committees have been making decisions on the purchase of clinical products and services for years. Typically residing in the supply chain department, these value analysis programs have not always been efficient.

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Moving from Value Analysis to a Clinical-Supply Integration Model: Engagement and Alignment are Key

08/05/20

While clinical-supply integration is a more sophisticated version of value analysis, both strategies require oversight. CSI necessitates additional attributes in order to be successful, such as a triad governance, accurate data insights, peer reviews, and a sustainable process that drives continuous improvement

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Clinical-Supply Integration vs. Value Analysis: Is There a Difference?

08/05/20

For years, health care supply chain professionals have been charged with balancing cost, quality and clinician preference when introducing new products and technologies to the organization. We often refer to this process as value analysis work and, more recently, it’s been referred to as clinical-supply integration. Is there really a difference between the two concepts?

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How to Strategize PPE Supply Capacity During a Shortage: Conventional, Contingency and Crisis Capacity Strategies

08/03/20

Never has personal protective equipment (PPE) been as coveted as it has been during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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