The Healthcare Hub

WEBINAR: How To Enhance Supply Chain Efficiency in the Age of High Turnover

  • Director, Advisory Services, Lumere, a GHX company Dan Hermes, Director, Advisory Services, Lumere, a GHX company
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Employee turnover in healthcare is affecting everyone from senior executives to front-end clinicians, resulting in staffing shortages, decision delays and, ultimately, poorer patient outcomes. How can supply chain teams keep up and continue delivering speed to value for their health system in the face of these mounting challenges?


During this panel discussion, supply chain, value analysis and strategic sourcing experts describe how, with just a few tweaks to your internal processes and a solid understanding of tactical prioritization and delegation, you can help cultivate a clinically integrated supply chain that enables you to make faster decisions and do more with less, all while ensuring alignment with hospital leaders and clinicians.  

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to identify the gaps in your current processes and act on those gaps
  • Learn how to leverage existing relationships with suppliers and clinicians to make faster, better decisions
  • Discover how to include physicians and clinicians early in the process to foster buy-in

Key Takeaways

To help our customers think through this critical issue, the panelists highlighted three secrets that supply chain teams can tap into to do more with less:

  1. Improve processes and define roles: Start by honestly analyzing your current processes and protocols. Are there any gaps or inefficiencies? Once you identify and understand what’s working and what isn’t, begin rethinking the way your department runs. If you’re a leader, you may even want to consider restructuring your department.

    From there, you can begin to clearly define the roles and expectations for your team members and cross-functional collaborators. After all, when everyone understands their core responsibilities, teams and individuals are better primed to deliver high-quality work.

  2. Take stock of and leverage existing relationships: Aligning the right collaborators to the right initiatives is essential. Depending on the project, you might need to leverage anyone from a clinician to a supplier, so take stock of who is already in your professional Rolodex. Most of us have a diverse, helpful pool of colleagues, contacts and thought leaders who we can rely on as needed for project support and feedback.

  3. Find a true technology partner (with actual humans): A technology provider and a technology partner are quite different things. A true partner will not only equip your team with powerful workflow and analytics software solutions but will also assign actual flesh-and-blood advisors to help you maximize those tools, determine which parts of your processes can be automated and chart a growth path forward.

While these are certainly tough times, GHX Lumere’s team of seasoned experts are ready to advise on best practices for doing more with less while keeping the delicate nuances of your organization top of mind.

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Dan Hermes

Director, Advisory Services, Lumere, a GHX company