Amid declining reimbursement and a costly public health crisis, health systems are carefully scrutinizing expenses. As providers’ second-biggest cost after labor, supply chain expenditures are certainly not immune. Supply costs have been elevated to a C-suite priority under value-based care, as health systems are not only exercising more caution in purchasing, but also seeking to improve the efficiency of the delivery, storage and use of devices and supplies.
In a discussion with Modern Healthcare Custom Media, three industry leaders discussed how health systems can elevate their supply chain to achieve value-based care goals and prepare their organization for future crises.
Michael S. Deluca is executive vice president at Prodigo Solutions. For the last 17 years, Deluca has been immersed in supply chain systems and e-business integrations serving the healthcare, manufacturing, software and consulting services sectors delivering innovative solutions and expertise.
Steve Downey leads Vizient’s supply chain operations team, utilizing experience in international supply chain and logistics from prior roles with GEODIS, a supply chain transport and logistics firm and Integra LifeSciences.
Tony Montagnolo is executive vice president and COO of ECRI. Tony has more than 30 years with ECRI. He has deep experience in medical technology evaluation, procurement and technology planning. He is a frequent keynote speaker on patient safety and the future of healthcare technology.