How Healthcare Will Benefit from Artificial Intelligence


AI can potentially provide solutions that help address some of the simmering problems in the U.S. healthcare system, including inequitable access to care, high costs, workforce shortages, capacity constraints, workflow inefficiencies and medical errors.


How Physician-Led Sourcing Models Build Trust While Boosting Resiliency


By ascertaining clinically relevant product attributes from clinicians prior to sourcing, you build greater trust with your patient-facing stakeholders. In the current climate of increasing margin pressures and supply constraints, that’s a benefit that can’t be overstated.


The Future of Sustainable Procurement in Healthcare


Hospitals and health systems upgrading people, process, policy, technology and data will be critical to let all key stakeholders know that sustainable procurement is highly valued — and here to stay.


Six Methods to Reduce Construction Supply Chain Lead Times


Since large electrical and mechanical equipment requires components from other suppliers and are oftentimes shipped from overseas, lead times have increased tremendously amid an already constrained supply chain. But there are ways for health systems to handle — and avoid — these types of delays.



The Art of Conversation Lies in Listening


When we listen to others during assessments, projects and other engagements, we are building trust by understanding what really matters to them. Before we prescribe solutions as consultants, we must listen to understand what is needed, then recommend, prescribe and implement solutions.


Headaches, Aspirin and a Welcome Economic Tsunami


In the wake of the health care supply chain’s disruption during the pandemic, virtually every industry is re-examining having so little of what they depend upon produced here at home. Domestic production of mission-critical products has an immediate and visible benefit—reduced supply chain vulnerability. It also has a potentially greater benefit: stimulating the American economy at a time when it is desperately.




Emphasizing Nutrition, Physical Activity and Sleep Can Help Address Growing Rates of Childhood Obesity


Considering that more than half of children over the age of 6 with obesity continue to have obesity into adulthood, it’s important to educate both children and adults about how to maintain proper nutrition and physical activity levels that will help to head off major health risks.


More Than a Band-Aid: How Infection Prevention and Supply Chain Collaboration Can Bolster Safety in Healthcare


Interdepartmental collaboration is essential to ensuring appropriate infection prevention materials are available in the supply chain, and procedures and protocols must be continually evaluated to ensure supplies follow best practices.


Cool Approach to Healthcare Design Can Help Deter Effects of Heat


While climate change is an undeniably complex problem, health systems can be part of the solution with some relatively simple design considerations that can help reduce the effects of a warming planet.




Diagnostic Imaging Tools IVUS and FFR Offer More Targeted Cardiology Treatments for Patients


As complements to angiography, intravascular ultrasound and fractional flow reserve give physicians a far more complete picture of patients’ coronary conditions.