Tag Archives: supply

Hospitals face worries of supply, staff shortages as coronavirus cases tick up

Hospitals are racing to prepare as top U.S. health officials warn the spread of the coronavirus will only ramp up in coming days. That includes checking supplies of personal protective equipment, as the FDA this week took steps to free up the supply chain. The American Hospital Association is asking Congress for an additional $ 1 billion,… Read More »

Unnecessary healthcare supply chain spending reaches almost $26 billion; savings opportunities remain

Unnecessary hospital spending on supply chain products and related operations and procedures has reached about $ 25.7 billion a year, according to an annual analysis by Navigant. The potential savings opportunity represents a 11.8% surge from 2017, representing $ 2.7 billion. For individual hospitals, the average total supply expense reduction opportunity by percent remained steady… Read More »

Looking to slash hospital supply chain costs? Centralizing operations is one way to do it

Cutting costs, saving money: These goals are often top-of-mind for health systems, and their supply chain operations are no different. One of the challenges when it comes to reigning in supply chain costs, though, is that there tends to be little wiggle room. Saving is easier said than done. It becomes a little more effective… Read More »

NIST releases Risk Management Framework 2.0 to combine privacy, security and supply chain into one

The National Institute of Standards and Technology posted the newest update to its Risk Management Framework. “RMF 2.0 is the first framework in the world to address security, privacy, and supply chain risk in an integrated manner — at the organization, mission/business process, and system levels,” NIST Fellow Ron Ross wrote in a Twitter post.… Read More »

Consumers Want Help With Health: Can Healthcare Providers Supply That Demand?

Among people who have health insurance, managing the costs of their medical care doesn’t rank as a top frustration. Instead, attending to health and wellbeing, staying true to an exercise regime, maintaining good nutrition, and managing stress top U.S. consumers’ frustrations — above managing the costs of care not covered by insurance. And maintaining good… Read More »