Infographic: OR Supply Chain- Let’s Talk about Change

The Operating Room is one of the most expensive areas to run in the hospital, as well as the most stressful. How can hospitals address these challenges?

The supply chain is a critical piece of the puzzle. Our survey of 305 operating room surgeons, nurses, and directors, as well as hospital supply chain decision makers shows a pressing need for automated inventory systems and analytics to help reduce costs and safeguard patients.

Respondents revealed 83% of their organizations still rely on manual counting in some part of their supply chain1 but the time for change is now. This infographic highlights the survey findings as it relates to:

1. Consequences of waste

2. Benefits of automated systems 

3. Clinicians are ready for change too

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Check out the infographic to learn more about why it is time for change in the OR supply chain.

About Cardinal Health Hospital Supply Chain Survey
This study was fielded Nov. 2 - Nov. 15, 2017, using an online survey methodology. The samples were drawn from SERMO’s Online Respondent Panel of Health Care Providers, which includes over 600,000 medical professionals in the United States. The study included 305 respondents total from health care organizations varying in size, specialty and practice area. Respondents included frontline clinicians (n=128), operating room supply chain decision-makers (n=100), and hospital/supply chain administrators (n=77). All survey data is on file at Cardinal Health.

1Cardinal Health Operating Room Supply Chain Survey Fielded Nov. 2-Nov. 15, 2017

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