As a supply chain solutions company, Advantus started by managing supply chain for Bon Secours Mercy Health, a 50-hospital health system. Early on, we discovered that involving clinicians in the supply chain process led to better outcomes for patients and helped reduce costs.
Supply chain departments play an important role in the acquisition of medical devices and supplies. Physicians have the power to take on a larger role in this decision-making process.
Christopher Cheney is the senior clinical care editor at HealthLeaders. He summarized two ways clinicians can play supply chain roles as described by Advantus Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jimmy Chung: