Only 5% of execs cite clinical integration as top supply chain priority

Only 5 percent of hospital administrators identify clinical integration as a top priority for their supply chain department, meaning many hospitals may be missing out on key savings opportunities, according to a recent survey from Nexera and Acurity.

The survey includes responses from healthcare executives, including financial, clinical and operations leaders, from hospitals nationwide.

Five survey findings:

1. Seventy-three percent of respondents said supply chain is tied to their organization's cost management strategy.

2. More than two-thirds (69 percent) have performed a coordinated supply chain assessment, and 78 percent said it met their cost and operational objectives.

3. However, 53 percent of respondents cited cost containment as an area that still has room for improvement.

4. Sixty-six percent of respondents said their organizations tie clinical integration to their cost management strategy. Of these, only 14 percent rated their organizations' success a four or higher on a five-point scale.

5. When asked if clinicians are involved in formalized supply chain utilization and procurement decisions, most senior and financial management leaders said yes. A majority of clinical, operations and materials professionals said no.

To view more survey results, click here.

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