Without supplies there is no surgery. Without products there is no patient care. Welcome to Power Supply – the healthcare supply chain podcast focused on helping you navigate the intricacies of logistics, purchasing, contracting and supplier relationships. Each episode we speak with healthcare executives, supply chain leaders, and innovative entrepreneurs from across the country as they share their stories, experience and expertise on the industry we love. From the loading dock to strategic sourcing, for buyers to the C-Suite and across the enterprise -- we tackle the real-life issues impacting the health care supply chain. Whether you’re tuning in for conversation or inspiration, we’re glad you're here. You’re just in time to hear it from the source and stock up on insight, so sit back and plug into Power Supply…
How Important is Price in the Healthcare Value Analysis Equation?
On this week's episode of Power Supply Articles On-the-Go, Bob Yokl argues for looking beyond a price-only view of your Supply Chain responsibilities: "If you are just attacking the price at the pump, then you are missing huge savings opportunities in your products, configurations, deliveries, and disposal cost..."
Membership Has its Privileges: Arming Supply Chain for the Future
You may already know about the Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management's (AHRMM) CQO movement, but have you heard about the YPAC (Young Professionals Advisory council)? On this episode of Power Supply, we sit down with Brian Bartel and Mike Schiller to talk about the valuable resources available to AHRMM members and the organization’s plans for advancing the future of Supply Chain excellence...
3 Ways to Avoid Playing “Small Ball” With Your Hospital’s Supply Chain Expenses
On this week's episode of Power Supply Articles On-the-Go, Bob Yokl makes the case for looking at the big picture and big wins available to your hospital Supply Chain team: "Don’t get bogged down researching special requests, or as I like to call it “trivia”, when there are dozens of high value savings targets that you should be working on. Running down these oddities might be fun to do, but it will limit the time available to you for more important work..."
Customized by Design: Exploring the Intersection of Safety and Efficiency in Sterile Storage
When it comes to adding space, a hospital has two options: move to a new building and renovate, which can completely disrupt staff operation, or use the current space and invest in a more space-efficient storage system. On this Power Supply Vendor Spotlight, we sat down with Ian Loper from DSI to chat about an integrated, high-density storage system that can meet all the safe and efficient sterile storage and transportation needs of your facility. If you’re interested in an efficient healthcare storage...
Competent Performers: How to align measurements and goals to develop effective KPIs
How do you incorporate operational measurements into the larger context of managing expenses and delivering care to the community? Is your health system able to effectively connect those measures to the most important KPI, patient outcomes? On this episode of Power Supply Lana Makhanik, CEO from VueMed joins Hays Waldrop, Garry Skinner and Justin Poulin to discuss strategies for developing competencies and KPIs when operationalizing patient care processes throughout your organization...
Healthcare Value Analysis: Diagnose Before You Prescribe A Solution
On this week's episode of Power Supply Articles On-the-Go, Bob Yokl describes the importance of diagnosing your healthcare Supply Chain challenges before trying to implement a solution: "The simple truth is that we, as an industry, are treating symptoms of a problem more often than the actual cause of the behavior with so-so results. To correct this behavior, diagnose before you prescribe a solution. This will enable you to root out the causes of your cost and quality issues and then stamp out all waste..."
Big potential for the industry
This project has a ton of potential to further connect and educate the healthcare Supply Chain industry. Really looking forward to seeing it grow!