Dr. Michael Schlosser, Chief Medical Officer at HealthTrust, discusses the reasons for, and resources needed to create a clinically integrated supply chain that utilizes evidence-based data to make procurement decisions that can improve patient outcomes. AHRMM Webcasts are a free and quick resource for individuals interested in hearing more on relevant healthcare supply chain topics. […]
Compelling evidence was presented at ESC 2016 supporting the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in heart failure patients, continuous positive airway pressure to improve patient quality of life, drug-eluting stents in reducing the need for repeat revascularizations, and stem cell therapy for patients with severe heart enlargement.
The field of molecular diagnostics, which uses biological analysis to detect specific sequences in DNA or RNA that might be associated with disease, is growing rapidly. A 2015 report from Mordor Intelligence estimated the value of the global market for molecular diagnostics at $6 billion; by 2020, it’s expected to grow to nearly $10 billion. […]
Not only are physicians interested in dialoging with supply chain, but they’re also the patient advocates best equipped to address the “quality” and “outcomes” portions of the CQO equation. I regularly work one-on-one with physicians across 22 specialties and, since I work for a group purchasing organization (GPO), the first order of business is to […]
The Growing Reach of Technology Transformers Imagine robots that act as stand-ins for doctors, watching over their patients as they recover from major surgery and regularly checking their progress. Through these robots, physicians can interact and care for patients from miles away. This is just one example of “disruptive innovation” and its potential for revolutionizing […]
A major issue facing clinical asset and supply chain managers in healthcare systems is how to approach the repair and replacement of medical equipment. The dilemma? There’s not a one-size-fits-all winning formula. Safety is paramount, but supply chain managers must also consider the age and serviceability of the equipment, and the costs to service, repair […]
For supply chain professionals, the first step to engaging physicians and bridging the communication gap is to better understand what makes them tick. Use that knowledge to get them engaged before you need to tap their clinical expertise for mission-critical projects. In healthcare, the communication gap between supply chain professionals and practicing physicians is legendary—the one […]
As expected, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently laid out its proposal for escalating use of bundled payments beyond total hip and knee arthroscopy (joint replacements). The plan introduces mandatory episode payment models for acute myocardial infarction (AMI, or heart attack) treated with or without percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), coronary artery bypass […]