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23 March 2022
How much of a benefit could a digitalised supply chain be for the clinical front line? In this article for GS1 UK, GHX's James Minards looks at how automating procurement and inventory management operations help healthcare providers reduce the amount of time doctors, nurses and care workers spend on non-clinical tasks.
26 January 2022

How the healthcare sector can go green

Building Better Healthcare
Last year’s COP26 conference highlighted the necessity for increased sustainability across every industry, and healthcare is no exception. So how can the healthcare sector go green? James Minards looks at how interventions such as scaling down the reliance on single-use plastics and cutting waste through a more efficient, digitalised supply chain and procurement system, can help the healthcare sector meet its carbon reduction targets.
30 November 2021
While the more obvious supply chain issues caused by the pandemic have been well documented, the effects on buyer-supplier relationships have been less visible. In this article for Supply Chain Digital, GHX's Head of Supplier Sales Europe, Martin Wabara, talks about effective Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and how technology can help meet customer needs in the future.
18 November 2021
The healthcare sector’s supply chain operations felt unprecedented strain during the pandemic. How can we use lessons learnt during the past 18 months to rethink supply chain models for the digital age? Read Kevin Sample’s latest article for Supply Chain World on how supply chain professionals can best utilise new advances in digitalisation through a hybrid approach to procurement and logistics.
15 November 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic accentuated the importance of data’s role in healthcare, as healthcare professionals struggled to gain timely, accurate information about critical supplies, best practices for treatments and details regarding local surges. James Minards discusses how accelerating the adoption and integration of more modern, data-driven technologies is critical to solving the healthcare supply chain's complex challenges.
22 October 2021
With COP26 right around the corner, what can the global healthcare supply chain do to become more sustainable? From the importance of data and automation to moving away from single use plastics, read our VP for Healthcare Value, Karen Conway’s latest article for The Journal of mHealth on how the healthcare supply chain can improve its sustainability.
28 September 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has made medical waste more visible than ever due to an increase in single use plastic and PPE. Kevin Sample discusses how the global healthcare supply chain can become more sustainable in this article for Healthcare Global.
16 September 2021
As countries like the UK, the US and Israel near the completion of their vaccine rollouts, attention has turned to efforts to vaccinate the rest of the world. In this article for The Journal of mHealth, James Minards looks at the best practice steps the healthcare supply chain can follow in order to meet the challenges of a global vaccine rollout over the next year.
30 July 2021
The launch of our new GHX Procure platform to UK healthcare providers has generated a very positive response from the healthcare industry and received a significant amount of press coverage from key industry publications. You can access links to all of the articles here.
29 July 2021
The Journal of MHealth covers the launch of our new GHX Procure platform to UK healthcare providers and how our work with Dorset Healthcare University NHS Trust has helped support its COVID-19 vaccination programme.
05 July 2021
What lessons can healthcare supply chains learn from the pandemic, and how can they use this learning to build back better in the post-COVID world? Kevin Sample discusses why increasing the digitalisation of inventory management, continuing to harness the power of data and embracing the potential of new technologies will help the healthcare sector adapt for the future.
16 June 2021
Over the past year, the UK’s healthcare supply chains have evolved to try to tackle supply management flaws highlighted by the COVID pandemic. But how can we expect to see these changes continue to evolve beyond the end of COVID-19? GHX’s Kevin Sample shares his thoughts in this article for Building Better Healthcare.
09 June 2021
How can healthcare can learn from Netflix? In this article for Health Tech World, GHX's James Minards looks at how using data and predictive analytics can help achieve a level of personalised service tailored to individual patients' needs, and the four best practices that healthcare providers need to focus on to achieve the 'Netflix Effect'.
24 March 2021
The world of procurement was turned upside down by supply shocks in 2020. We look at how the supply chain has learned lessons to become more data-driven as a result of the pandemic, in this Raconteur Procurement & Supply Chain Innovation special report for The Times newspaper.
08 January 2021
As the Covid-19 vaccination programme is rolled out, demand for full vaccination kits which include syringes, glass and personal protective equipment (PPE) is likely to put a strain on the supply chain. Kevin Sample explains how a data-enabled supply chain can help the vaccine rollout, in this timely article for Supply Management.
18 December 2020
Based on insight from a tumultuous year, Kevin Sample looks at four areas the healthcare industry needs to focus on to build a more resilient supply chain to deal with future health emergencies, in this article for Supply Chain Digital.
02 December 2020
2020’s supply chain challenges show that the public sector needs a proactive approach to avoid critical shortages in areas like healthcare. Kevin Sample discusses demand forecasting for procurement and the use of clean, connected data in this Public Sector Technology special report for The Times.
01 December 2020
Much attention was paid to stock levels in front-line healthcare settings during the pandemic, yet the same supply chain problems in non-acute settings were initially overlooked. James Minards discusses how the digital approach that has helped transform hospital inventory management and requisitioning, might help Community Trust settings manage future crises.
10 November 2020
The added pressures of COVID-19 this flu season will pose a big challenge for global healthcare supply chains. How critical a part could data science play in tackling both the rise in COVID-19 cases and in responding quickly to future pandemics? Senior Market Manager, Chris Heavey, shares insights on the benefits of a digitalised, data enabled healthcare supply chain.
21 October 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has been a huge challenge to the global healthcare industry in many different ways, but it has also been the spark to re-evaluate previously accepted practices and processes and innovate across the sector. Senior Consulting and Business Development Manager, Kevin Sample, outlines seven key areas of focus to build a more resilient healthcare supply chain in this article for Health Tech World.

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