Supply Chain Research

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LET’S GO! Recap of Premier Breakthroughs Conference

On June 22-26, I had the privilege of attending Premier Breakthroughs conference in National Harbor, MD. On a personal level, it was great to catch up with old peers and acquaintances. As an exhibitor...

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Supply Chain Horror Story: Creepy-Crawly Pests

Supply Chain Horror Story We are a multi-healthcare network with six pest control agreements in place that were expiring or had expired and were being paid on a month-to-month basis. These agreem...

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Supply Chain Horror Story: Buyer/Supplier Communication Blunder

Supply Chain Horror Story This horror story involves a serious disconnect between hospitals and suppliers. Not only do suppliers need to understand the detailed and mandated specifications for capita...

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Supply Chain Horror Stories

Since it is October, we thought it was time the healthcare community deserved a treat, instead of a trick. Submit your worst supplier purchasing or negotiation experience HERE before October 28 and...

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Seeking Direction: 5 Best Practices for Healthcare Supply Chain Leaders

One of the most daunting challenges any newly appointed healthcare supply chain leader will face is establishing direction. If you are fortunate enough, you will inherit a strong team, defined process...

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Making Your Way Through a Medical Capital Budgeting Freeze

Financial uncertainties in the market today and shrinking margins are making it more challenging than ever for providers to acquire the capital items they need. Faced with this mounting pressure, CFOs...

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The Power of ‘RE’

There is a strategic fork in the road ahead for healthcare providers in the U.S., as changes in the current climate make it more difficult than ever to find cost saving opportunities and experience gr...

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Preparing for Your Hospital Capital Budget Season

As the budgeting season begins and hospitals prepare for the new fiscal year starting on July 1st, it’s time to start thinking about a different way to budget for medical equipment. Normally end us...

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Finding the Right High Performance Ultrasound Equipment

Although I have previously written in-depth about the active ultrasound market in past blogs, I wanted to discuss another interesting trend that’s emerging in one of the leading market segments: the p...

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MEDRAD Recall: MD Buyline Issues Guidance for Finding Comparable Products

Since July of 2011, Medrad has issued a series of recalls with their MRI compatible syringe, IV pumps and consumable tubing. These recalls were initially based on the sterility of the IV sets being co...

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Next Year in the Healthcare Technology Market

How and why providers choose to buy technology is a constantly evolving process. When reimbursement was based on what you could charge for your services, providers based their buying patterns on demog...

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3 Main Challenges Hospitals Face with Purchased Services

Approximately $100 billion each year is spent on purchased services. This amount typically surpasses supplies and Physician Preference Items (PPI). Hospitals are searching for ways to reduce the 18-30...

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