The supply chain is the circulation system of the physician practice. Even if you have the staff and clinical expertise to deliver the best possible care, you need access to the right tools and supplies—and in the right quantities, and at the right time—to not only treat your patients, but also to run an efficient, profitable business.
Health care supply chains are experiencing even greater stress due to several factors related to the pandemic, including:
To help you manage your supply chain during the pandemic and beyond, we're sharing the following best practices for:
Click here to review the notes related to these best practices. In addition, we invite you to learn about Henry Schein Medical Solutions partners that can support your efforts in optimizing your supply chain.
Special attention should be paid to the processes involved with managing inventory, including:
Ensuring the proper security of supplies is critical during times of crisis.
Optimizing storage space and processes will help to maximize available inventory.
Disposing medical waste properly is required to ensure safety and compliance.
The following Henry Schein Medical Solutions partners can help support the content covered in this checklist.
Telehealth solutions such as Medpod, a platform available in in highly versatile configurations including a cloud-based version without devices.
MedPro provides practices with a transparent, low-cost alternative for properly managing, removing, and disposing of regulated medical and pharmaceutical waste.
Cubex's MedBank Mini & Tower can reduce the high risk for the diversion of PPE as well as pharmaceuticals due to their on-hand inventory of controlled substances.
Vitalacy is a continuous (24/7) hand hygiene monitoring system that tracks and encourages handwashing for better hygiene to help battle the spread of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).