Take 5: An Inventory Series

Take 5: An Inventory Series

Take 5 minutes to explore current events, industry trends, and all the other things that make healthcare's supply chain the weird, wonderful thing it is.

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November 24, 2020 5 min

In our follow-up with Karla Hoffman and Jennifer Carberry from Family Services, a part of the Community and Family Services line of programming at Sheppard Pratt, we find out how they're providing care to vulnerable populations while dealing with the difficulties of the coronavirus crisis and fundraising.

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For the first time on the podcast, we're profiling a recipient of the 50 For 50 program, which donates $5000 to a charity nominated online. This episode, Carl Natenstedt talks to Karla Hoffman and Jennifer Carberry from Family Services, a part of the Community and Family Services line of programming at Sheppard Pratt.

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How many government representatives have backgrounds in healthcare? What about the supply chain? How accurately do government officials' experiences reflect your own experience in our shared field? In this unusual - for a couple reasons - episode, we explore these questions and more. Get voting resources on our blog and at vote411.org.

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The coronavirus crisis has caused a lot of healthcare providers to consider the value of near shoring at least a portion of their supply sourcing. We explore why that's happened and what the benefits are to integrating the secondary market into procurement.

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How do you find supply chain champions among your clinicians? Where should innovation start within the organization? And what insights will you need to determine whether a new solution is working or not? We get help answering these questions from Michael Prokopis of Steward Health Care.

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What kinds of changes can we start making now to prevent future supply chain failures? How much change will be technology VS strategy? And how has COVID-19 changed our plans? These questions and more addressed by this week's return guest, Michael Prokopis of Z5 partner Steward Health Care. 
 
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What did Steward Health Care do differently to make sure that no hospital, no clinician, and no support worker was ever denied PPE? We talk to our customer and collaborator Michael Prokopis to find out in this week's episode.

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September 22, 2020 5 min

How prepared were hospitals for the coronavirus crisis? And can healthcare providers overcome competition to lend each other aid in their time of need? Once again we rely on Hays Waldrop of the Council of Supply Chain Executives to answer our questions. 

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September 15, 2020 4 min

Have procurement pros earned more power during the coronavirus crisis or fallen in favor? Have procurement strategies significantly changed because of supply shortages? Answers to these questions and more from Hays Waldrop of the Council of Supply Chain Executives.

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Have hospitals changed how they're communicating with vendors? Have they changed how they're communicating internally? Has it been an uphill slog, or have they adapted rapidly? Answers to these questions and more from Hays Waldrop of the Council of Supply Chain Executives.

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Once again we got to quiz the experts of Onsite-LLC on infection prevention best practices - this time highlighting the importance of monitoring your spaces for possible contamination while those spaces are being used. You can't track circulation and spread patterns if you're not watching how people spread and circulate pathogens. 

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What are some simple ways to lower your risk of spreading infections within your facilities - whether they're sterile medical environments, office buildings, or public schools? We posed that question and several others in this first part of our interview series with Dr. Jennifer Wagner and Damon Greeley from Onsite-LLC, proven industry experts in reducing microbiological risk. 

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August 18, 2020 5 min

Evaluating a tech offering is important, but you'll never get to that stage if you haven't opened yourself up to the idea of improvement. So in Part 2 of our talk about adopting new technologies to improve your care delivery, we focus on the most important aspect of making any change: the willingness to make a change in the first place.

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It's inevitable: you're going to have to make a decision to adopt a technology whether or not you fully understand it. But picking out a vendor for your business ought to be more involved than choosing what cell phone you'll buy next. And picking one for a healthcare provider ought to be even more involved, because your patients' safety and outcomes are at stake. So how do you balance that? This episode has an answe...

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Here's a list of questions that any AI/ML vendor should be able to answer. If they can't - or they say that these questions aren't important - you probably shouldn't let them work with you, your hospital, or your data.

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If you're allowing vendors into your facilities, do you know their coronavirus testing policies? And if you're not allowing vendors into your facilities right now, do you have the technology to pick up their slack?

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If Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are so powerful, why couldn't they see the coronavirus crisis coming? And why should supply chain pros spend time compiling data when they have so much else to worry about? We welcome back tech wunderkind Brandon Burris to answer these questions and more.

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AI and ML (artificial intelligence and machine learning) are already transforming hospital inventory management. There's no point in pretending that's not the case. So we got an expert to discuss what they are and how they can be used to save healthcare providers millions.

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More than ever - and probably more than they're used to - hospitals are being scrutinized for their emergency response. So what are the responsibilities of hospital leadership in keeping the public informed during the coronavirus crisis? 

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The question was simple this week: have hospitals and their supply chain adapted enough to ready for another spike in COVID-19 cases? Is there enough PPE, and can we get to it fast enough? That and more in this episode. 

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