Join MEDITECH In Recognizing National Health Care Supply Chain Week
According to a study by Navigant, U.S. hospitals are paying $25.4 billion more for supplies than they need to, and could save an average of $11 million per hospital with better supply chain management.
October 6 through 12 marks National Health Care Supply Chain week, an opportunity to recognize how supply chain professionals support our mission of high quality patient care.
According to a study by Navigant, U.S. hospitals are paying $25.4 billion more for supplies than they need to, and could save an average of $11 million per hospital with better supply chain management — without impacting quality. The impact of supply chain can also be felt in clinical efficiency: Some physicians and nurses spend up to 20 percent of their time on supply chain tasks, such as locating supplies, instead of caring for patients.
MEDITECH is committed to helping hospitals cut materials costs and streamline inventory control, in addition to improving quality and lowering costs in high-revenue generating departments such as surgery. As the transition toward value-based care continues, a fully integrated supply chain and its accompanying analytics will be key to reducing clinical variation, driving quality outcomes, and maximizing financial reimbursements.
As we recognize National Health Care Supply Chain Week, please take a few moments to read about these success stories from MEDITECH customers:
Flipping the script on supply chain savings, by Burdette Brown, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Northfield Hospital + Clinics