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The Future of Supply Chain Is Not the GPO

The traditional approach to health care supply chain operations is facing a transformative shift. In an article with Healthcare Purchasing News, Jimmy Chung, MD, chief medical officer at Advantus Health Partners, sheds light on the future of supply chain transformation. As health systems recognize the pivotal role of supply chain

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Optimizing Health Care Supply Chain with Physician Leadership

In an increasingly interconnected health care landscape, the role of supply chain management has never been more crucial. From ensuring the availability of essential medical resources to optimizing costs without compromising patient care, supply chain management serves as a cornerstone of effective health care operations. On a SoundPractice podcast episode,

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Reduce Health Care Supply Chain Costs While Maintaining Quality

At Advantus Health Partners, we’re passionate about helping health systems reduce their supply chain spend. On a recent episode of PSQH: The Podcast, Jimmy Chung, M.D., chief medical officer of Advantus Health Partners, shares lessons learned from 2022 and areas of opportunity for health systems. Shortages are still expected to

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Dr. Jimmy Chung to Present on Panel at SAGES 2023

Jimmy Chung, M.D., chief medical officer at Advantus Health Partners will be a panelist at SAGES 2023 in Montreal, Canada on Saturday, April 1, 8:00 am-3:30pm.  The How to Bring New Technology to Your Hospital panel discussion will focus on how surgeons can introduce new technology, including devices and procedures,

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Why Physician Leadership is Critical in the Supply Chain

At Advantus Health Partners, we know how crucial physician leadership is to supply chain. That’s why we have a Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jimmy Chung. We help our own clients harness their clinical leadership for supply chain expertise. For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we supported Bon Secours Mercy Health’s physician

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How Clinicians Can Support their Supply Chain

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.

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Celebrating Doctors Day: Dr. Jimmy Chung and the Health Care Supply Chain

National Doctors Day honors the physicians who help save lives every day around the United States. The holiday first started in 1933 in Winder, Georgia, and since then has been celebrated every year on March 30, which was the first anniversary of a doctor using ether anesthesia. Today, we continue to celebrate medical advances like these and thank all of our Bon Secours Mercy Health doctors across our entire footprint who have spent so much time and energy mastering their fields of expertise.

In honor of National Doctors Day 2022, we had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Jimmy Chung, the Chief Medical Officer of Advantus Health Partners and a board-certified general surgeon for 22 years. Our discussion with Dr. Chung centered around the unprecedented challenges the healthcare industry is facing within the healthcare supply chain. Below are Dr. Chung’s insights on how supply chain has matured within health care and how the relationship between physicians and value analysis teams has changed over the years.

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