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  • Our outlook: Supply chain tools will evolve in 2018 and beyond
    The pace of using technology to drive decisions across healthcare organizations continues to increase, particularly in digitization and cloud-based technologies.  Supply Chain leaders are beginning to benefit from having credible, real-time data and analytics to help diagnose and remedy inefficiencies across the enterprise.  It can be difficult to justify developing analytics because few health care systems have baselines metrics from which build a case.  Or, there can be too many supply chai... Read More
  • Supply chain and clinical specialty areas: Creating collaboration
    By Rita Antis, CMRP, Materials Manager, Perioperative Services, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Now you're ready to take steps toward better visibility and organization. One of the biggest problems with inventory management in clinical specialty areas that a clinician would face is the lack of data for good decision making.  And this is an area that supply chain can help.  The very foundation of inventory management is utilizing PAR levels.  Start by explaining this inventory management... Read More
  • Supply Chain & Clinical Specialty Areas: Collaborative Teams
    By Rita Antis, CMRP, Materials Manager, Perioperative Services, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Now that you’ve established a dialog with clinicians in each of the specialty areas, the next step is to engage them in a collaborative team approach.  Let’s start by understanding that clinicians can provide deep clinical knowledge of the supplies that they use, including specific requirements based on their expertise. Conversely, supply chain can provide an understanding of inventory method... Read More

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