Bringing Clinicians to the Supply Chain DiscussionStudents go to medical school to learn medicine and how to provide the best care for their patients
Bringing Clinicians to the Supply Chain Discussion
Students go to medical school to learn medicine and how to provide the best care for their patients.
No medical student has ever asked the dean to consider adding a few courses on supply chain management to the curriculum. Yet the input of clinicians is crucial when a hospital or system is considering which products to acquire. Forcing physicians to attend value analysis committee meetings has not been a particularly useful strategy. But what if supply chain people were to become trusted members of clinical effectiveness and practice teams?
Taking supply chain to the clinicians is one way to reduce variation in products and improve outcomes, both clinically and financially, says Dee Donatelli, current Chair of the Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) of the American Hospital Association and the vice president of Professional Services at TractManager.
Dee talks about the importance of including clinicians in the supply chain discussion in the January/February 2020 issue of Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions.
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