4 ways to prepare your supply chain for value-based care

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Supply chain performance and efficiency directly affect a healthcare organization's ability to offer quality care. Therefore, the supply chain must transform simultaneously with the healthcare industry amid the shift toward value-based care, according to a recent blog post from Acurity.

In the post, Christopher O'Connor, the president of Acurity outlines four ways healthcare leaders can prepare their supply chains for value-based care.

1. Foster a transactional supply chain that prioritizes price improvement and fundamental supply chain tasks.

2. Engage with a network of C-suite executives, suppliers, physicians and service line leaders to make effective evidence-based purchasing decisions.

3. Make cultural and structural adjustments to the supply chain department to facilitate change. Leaders should also make sure the supply chain team is armed with alternative data sets to make value-based purchasing decisions.

4. Create an integrated model where purchasing goals are aligned across the organization by allowing hospital administration, end users and supply chain staff members to engage with cost and quality data.

"When all stakeholders are focused on securing results that decrease costs while improving quality and outcomes, the supply chain is operating at the intersection of cost, quality and outcomes," Mr. O'Connor wrote.

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