“Managing Up” in Health Care Supply Chain

04/06/21

Whether you are a new employee or a seasoned professional with a new boss, taking time to consider three elements of "managing up" can help you establish trust and create an optimal working relationship with your boss.

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How COVID Changed Long-Held Hospital Lab and Supply Chain Assumptions and What We Can Learn

04/01/21

Though there were many national and world events during 2020 that will go down in history, likely all will pale in comparison to the virus that changed the world forever. As we reflect on the one-year anniversary of the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are some lessons to be learned around every corner for those who are willing to look. Here are three long-held hospital lab and supply chain assumptions that COVID has forever changed, along with lessons learned to create a system more resilient to future demand surges.

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Is Just in Time Just in Trouble?

03/16/21

During COVID-19, you’ve lived the stories and heard of others—hospitals reprocessed supplies marked “single use only.” Personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks and gloves were in extremely short supply. Some organizations are considering extreme measures to address the supply chain challenges that they experienced. Before you consider throwing in the towel on your distribution methodology that’s worked up until this point, here’s three common distribution methods and ideas about how to preserve supply availability during a disruption.

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Narrowing the Divide: How a Medical Director of Supply Chain Helps Bridge Gap Between Physicians and Supply Chain, Supporting Hospitals’ Value-Based Care Strategies

02/04/21

A growing number of hospitals and health systems are taking the critical step of engaging physicians in evaluating preference items to a new level by establishing a medical director of supply chain. This newly created role is leading to more purposeful and collaborative relationships between physicians and supply chain, strengthening value-based care outcomes with a clearly shared vision with the patient at the center.

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