Full Circle Healthcare: What Is Supply Chain 4.0?

+ more

 

What are the latest advancements in technology that are advancing today’s healthcare system’s supply chains? Leonard Gutierrez, Project Manager for Medsphere-HealthLine, provided his take on what’s driving innovation in supply chain management today.

Gutierrez sees data as an essential factor in this equation. As more robust systems operate supply management, the data gathered and analyzed helps guide ordering decisions to save money and ensure the right locations receive the right products when they need them.

“Automating supply chain operations in healthcare can be a challenge to this day,” Gutierrez said.

Moving processes to cloud-based computing is one advancement that excites Gutierrez. This move towards cloud-based operations frees up hospital resources, so they don’t have to manage the back end of the supply-chain system. A cloud-based system removes complexity for hospitals.

“It frees up capital expenditures, because healthcare organizations no longer need to maintain and upgrade certain computer equipment and data storage,” Gutierrez said.

While people are familiar with package tracking, today’s supply chain technologies allow for package tracking from a healthcare’s receiving area through department delivery. This type of advancement can save departments money in lost/misplaced packages.

And improved technologies also offer ways for large healthcare networks to access inventory across multiple hospitals, better utilize the inventory they have and reduce unnecessary ordering.

For the latest news, videos, and podcasts in the Healthcare Industry, be sure to subscribe to our industry publication.

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Twitter – @MarketScale
Facebook – facebook.com/marketscale
LinkedIn – linkedin.com/company/marketscale

Latest

Southwest CEO Speaks on Pent Up Travel Demand, Industry Outlook and more
April 22, 2021
Southwest CEO Gary Kelly says “no question the worst is behind us,” as he discusses first-quarter results, consumer and business travel demand, and the relaunch of Boeing 737 Max jets. Watch or read more Read more
Beyond the Classroom: Educational Reform in a Post-Pandemic World
April 22, 2021
Although no one can argue that the COVID-19 pandemic has set back education and student learning for months, if not years, there is still some good that has come out of our current situation. Now, educators Read more
How Telehealth Will Shape K12 Health Services In 2021
April 22, 2021
 Telehealth services grew out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they’re here to stay. The rapid acceleration of telehealth also forces those in EdTech to incorporate telehealth services to students, Read more