In a dynamic similar to the childhood game, hot potato, it seems that no side – payers, hospitals or suppliers – wants to be stuck alone at the end managing the high cost of care in the joint reconstruction market.
The need for effective clinical stakeholder engagement is a familiar supply chain concept. The longstanding relationship between materials management and value analysis professionals represents the most common interaction between clinical and supply stakeholders.
Hospitals taking on new construction or renovation projects employ architects and design professionals to guide the process. For both the hospital and the design firm, their top priorities are completing the project on time and under budget, as well as creating a productive and efficient asset that meets the needs of staff and patients effectively years down the road.
According to the CDC, approximately 30 million American adults suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD) – a staggering 15 percent of the population. As the disease progresses to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), these patients will require kidney dialysis treatment.
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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