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Supply Chain Grows Up: Create a Mature Purchased Services Strategy

Purchased services keep health care running. But these essential purchases — like technology maintenance, hospitality services and business supplies — can easily become a financial drain on your health system. And simply achieving a lower price won’t create long-term cost savings. It takes many small steps of continuous process improvement to achieve

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Collaborate on Value Analysis to Drive Supply Chain Success

Value analysis serves as a cornerstone for fostering collaborative relationships between Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) and suppliers within health care. An article in The Journal of Healthcare Contracting details invaluable perspectives shared at the IDN Insights West panel that included Cheryl Anderson Smith, System Director of Value Analysis at Steward

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3 Secrets of High-Performing Supply Chains

Going Beyond the Financials If your health system is looking to reduce supply chain costs, you’re not alone. Nearly half of health care leaders are prioritizing supply chain as the number one cost-saving initiative this year. Many health system leaders rely on their GPOs to leverage collective purchasing power. But

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3 Ways to Improve Your Supply Chain in 2024

In 2024, executives in the health care supply chain are challenging how things are done. They are thinking differently about supply chain, moving it from a line item to the bottom line. Recent years have been tough, with lots of challenges, like more drug shortages than we’ve seen in almost

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