Healthcare supply chain next in line?

One component of the healthcare picture that doesn’t get nearly enough consideration is the supply chain. Most people think of it as managing “stuff in boxes,” but it’s really more complex than that. At some point along the way, “stuff in boxes” becomes point of care necessities that have a direct impact on the safety and efficiency of healthcare operations. It is believed that there is a staggering amount of inefficiency within the supply chain, with both direct and indirect cost savings yet to be had. This blog, The Healthcare Hub, is a good place to start to learn more about current US and global efforts to change all that. Unfortunately, the supply chain hasn’t been widely seen as playing an important role in how our care delivery system works. That needs to change.

-Rod Piechowski

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