From 3D printed implants for correcting skull defects to a wound care solution that uses the patient’s own blood, new technologies are forging paths to improve clinical care, lower costs and conserve vital health system resources. Ensure you and your team are registered to participate in Vizient’s 2021 Innovative Technology Exchange next month. The no-cost event brings the latest health care technologies across medical specialties to members in an online exhibit hall.
In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, an academic health system in the southeast focused on securing as much medical equipment and personal protective equipment as possible to ensure they were equipped to care for COVID-19 patients. Over a year later, like many health systems, the organization found itself with excess quantities of ventilators, masks, gloves, gowns and other supplies. With supply lines stabilized, many hospitals find themselves with excess quantities of certain medical supplies. That’s where Project C.U.R.E. comes in.
Vizient’s new Supply Chain Resilience Program is working to improve supply assurance and minimize supply disruption in any circumstance from pandemics to weather-related disruption, to recalls and backorders on routine items. Learn more about the program that provides a health care industry's first for enhanced visibility into the end-to-end supply chain to better mitigate risk, respond quickly and assure the availability of necessary medical supplies.
Vizient recently released a case study that created a scalable, data-driven and standardized approach to help health care organizations advance sustainable procurement using the 23 Vizient-adopted environmentally preferred product attributes. The analysis model enables facilities to evaluate, monitor and remove harmful chemicals from their supply chain at the organization, facility, department, category and individual product levels, to protect both patient and staff safety. The case study shows how hospitals can do the same through a comprehensive approach that includes financial, clinical, operational and sustainable impacts of health care supply.
The disposable endoscopes market was valued at $1.3 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow 16.9% from 2021 to 2028 due to the low cost of maintenance, the rising prevalence of chronic diseases and concerns over cross-contamination of reusable scopes. A growing number of providers are exploring a potential shift from reprocessed to single-use endoscopes for their hospitals and outpatient facilities. Here's a few important considerations for this evolving market.
Please enjoy our Winter Reading List, a compilation of our most popular newsletter stories and blogs about clinical and care delivery, research and insights and supply chain issues from 2021. We hope it helps spark inspiration for the new year.
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