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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Chronic Pain Doesn’t Go Away During a Pandemic. Here’s How to Develop a Program to Connect These Patients Back to the Care They Need

07/17/20

With over 50 million U.S. adults experiencing chronic pain daily, the need for patient care hasn’t disappeared, but it may have grown more complicated due to the pandemic.   

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3 Ways to Combat Secondary Traumatic Stress and Create a Culture of Safety

06/09/20

In addition to caring for critically ill patients, caregivers and support staff are battling changes to workload, shortages in necessary PPE and concern for the safety of their own families; all leaving them vulnerable to extreme stress. 

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Stroke Awareness in a COVID-19 World

05/18/20
Fear of the infection has some patients avoiding hospitals altogether, delaying much-needed care just when they might need it the most. Stroke symptoms, for example, if not addressed right away, can lead to catastrophic results. More

Clinical-Supply Integration: What Does It Mean Post-COVID?

05/12/20
Emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, how do we incorporate all of the lessons learned? How do we forecast the new normal? What path or template will help health care systems and hospitals sequence decisions and guide change?  More

COVID-19 and the ‘Year of the Nurse’

05/04/20
As you may know, the World Health Organization has named 2020 the ‘Year of the Nurse and the Midwife,’ as it is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. What a year to set aside for nurses! More