What part can healthcare procurement and supply chain play in supporting global issues such as health equity and environmental sustainability? Karen Conway spoke with Jack Searle from HSJ Intelligence to share insights from her experience of the US health system and how these can also apply to the NHS and its suppliers.
Integrated Care Systems, Scan4Safety, data and digitalisation - as we welcome in another new year, what will be the key areas of focus for the UK healthcare industry in 2022? We asked our experts, James Minards and Kevin Sample, for their top predictions. You can read their thoughts here.
P4H, the leading NHS procurement and supply chain event, was back live last month. During the day-long event, procurement, inventory management and logistics experts discussed what the next 12 months might look like for the healthcare supply chain. Our own experts, Kevin Sample and James Minards, were at the event speaking to NHS professionals and identified three key takeaways.
How do you cut costs without cutting services? In his final LinkedIn article on supply chain digitalisation, James Minards takes a look at the financial benefits of digitalisation and how it can help healthcare providers address costly supply chain inefficiencies without affecting the quality and frequency of patient services.
How much of a benefit could a digitalised supply chain be for the clinical front line? In his third article on supply chain digitalisation, James Minards looks at how automating procurement and inventory management operations can help healthcare providers reduce the amount of time doctors, nurses and care workers spend on non-clinical tasks.
Healthcare providers have access to huge amounts of data, but is there an opportunity to use it more effectively to deliver better results for their patients? James Minards looks at how hospitals and trusts can use data to automate their procurement and inventory management and gain back valuable clinical time to spend on patient care.