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Nov 5, 2020
Health care supply chain leaders discuss methods to reduce the impact of demand surges and supply shortages due to unexpected events. A three-part plan to stabilize, adapt, and evolve to improve supply resilience will be shared, with a deep dive on various ways to increase trust, transparency and predictability in the supply chain.
Oct 13, 2020
Senior leaders within the finance/supply chain and risk management disciplines share their thoughts on the organizational and patient risks related to current vulnerabilities and action planning that health care organizations can take to minimize their exposure to these risks.
Oct 13, 2020
COVID-19 has forced us all to embrace and rely on virtual technology to conduct business. This sudden change has impacted supply chain operations and strategy execution, from staffing to supplier engagement and operational performance.
Oct 13, 2020
Value Analysis programs are charged with evaluating products and services while balancing cost, quality, and outcomes in the decision. The quality of the products and the outcomes from using the products cannot be compromised, but today’s environment within healthcare dictates that cost is a significant factor influencing the decision. Unfortunately, the identified savings is not always realized in the anticipated time frame or to the full extent. Every week an initiative is delayed or not fully implemented results in lost dollars that cannot be recouped.
Jul 14, 2020
Provider panelists discuss their post-pandemic approach to their business continuity programs, working with non-traditional buyers, diversifying their suppliers and the increased focus on supply chain analytics.
Dec 30, 2019
In light of the closure of some facilities that use gas ethylene oxide (EtO) to sterilize medical devices prior to their distribution and use, the FDA is looking at the future availability of medical devices and the possibility of medical device shortages. This webinar highlights potential alternatives to EtO, their advantages and disadvantages, and how to determine what kind of sterilization is best for your organization.
Dec 31, 1969
Tremendous cost pressures within the U.S. health care system are forcing providers to explore alternative ways to save money. To address this need, a TCO calculator has been developed to provide purchasers with a standardized and systematic way to consider the various use and waste costs of products that are procured. This webinar demonstrates the tool’s basic functions and shares resources available to support its use.
Dec 31, 1969
The supply chain ecosystem has contributed to the 25% waste in the health care system. We can accept that reality while at the same time learning to incorporate spend reduction and cost recovery efforts as standard practice. Through technology, we can broaden communication across the health care community to become more efficient, free funds for other initiatives, and add greater value to health care.
Dec 31, 1969
On-site supply storage is one of the core competencies of effective supply chain management, and adhering to standards and regulations is an ongoing practice. Whether products are stored in bins or in cardboard boxes, supply chain must ensure all employees follow guidelines for patient safety. In this webinar, a panel of veteran supply chain professionals discuss The Joint Commission Standards and the necessity for risk assessment.
Dec 31, 1969
Social responsibility is an emerging area of importance for all health care supply chain professionals to understand and participate in. This webinar examines the evolving needs of communities, the historic role of hospitals as a community enterprise, and why hospitals and health systems are viewed by the public as an anchor of local life.
Dec 31, 1969
In order to compare baseline costs to savings and determine areas of compliance risk, supply chain professionals need to work closely with their revenue cycle colleagues maintaining the chargemaster. This webinar explores how supply data elements in your item master and chargemaster play a role in negotiating payments, in disbursing across the continuum of care, and in assessing variations in clinical practice.