"As your hospital or health system grapples with the demands of a healthcare environment undergoing seismic change, it's time to take a fresh look at how your supply chain fits into the mix," suggests Infor Chief Business Information Officer Mark Weber in a guest article in Healthcare Finance headlined "Building a Patient-Centered Supply Chain."
"While you're at it, familiarize yourself with the paradigm of the not-too-distant future: the patient-centered supply chain.
Chain your supplies to outcomes
"For years now, providers have employed a range of strategies to harness their supply chain's capacity and make it a catalyst for efficiency and cost savings. While these efforts have generated results, a major limitation of current supply chains is that they are not tied to outcomes. Most hospitals and health systems still lack a key ingredient that could turn their supply chain operations into powerful tools for better care-the ability to easily connect supply chain systems with clinical and billing applications."