Supply Chain Research

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Purchased services: A strategic approach

Supply chain executives have no shortage of opportunities to provide value to their health systems. Purchased services is one such opportunity, and a big one at that. The supply chain director is the...

Eric Slimp, BA
Eric Slimp, BA
Purchased Services Manager
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Cost Containment Corner - 7 Commonly Outsourced Clinical Services

U.S. health care providers are faced with solving the supply shortfall of medical professionals while the demand of patient care continues to grow. Because of health care reform, the number of insured...

Eric Slimp, BA
Eric Slimp, BA
Purchased Services Manager
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INO Therapy: An Overlooked Purchased Service Category With a Big Impact

If your hospital has a Neonatal or Cardiac ICU, you are likely spending thousands on INOtherapy treatments. However, the patient census requiring this therapy is relatively low, so this expense might...

Kayla Slimp, BA
Kayla Slimp, BA
Purchased Services Analyst
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What are your peers saying about your supply chain performance?

As the director of account management at MD Buyline and throughout my 15 years in the healthcare field, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many different supply chain professionals. Some have been ...

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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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Streamlining the Hospital Supply Chain: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Inbound Logistics interviewed MD Buyline's Luis Martinez, director of member services, for feature story showcasing hospital supply chain logistics. As hospitals begin transforming to adapt to new he...

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Ebola Resource Center

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) incidents in West Africa and around the world have highlighted the need for wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and training on how to use PPE. Healthcare ...

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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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4 Compliance Considerations for Purchased Services

Instead of isolating purchased services in various silos of a health system, creating a centralized purchasing system allows for greater visibility, transparency and standardization. Here are four pur...

Eric Slimp, BA
Eric Slimp, BA
Purchased Services Manager
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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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