Managing the Supply Chain in Non-Acute Care Settings
Managing the device and equipment purchasing and supply chains is foundational for any healthcare organization, not just to manage financial concerns, but also to ensure continuity in operations and safe patient care. While acute care providers are more likely to have a robust supply management infrastructure, non-acute organizations are less well resourced.
In this episode, Tim Gibson, Senior Manager, Functional Equivalents, and Andy Poole, Associate Director, Strategy and Innovation, ECRI, describe strategies for enhancing the supply management process in non-acute organizations like nursing homes, ambulatory surgery centers, and physician practices. They describe the importance of building a robust data set and dedicating real staff time to this care-critical activity.