The Healthcare Supply Chain: Best Practices for Operating at the Intersection of Cost, Quality, and Outcomes
book was written to enhance the strategic contributions of the healthcare
supply chain in a way that is most meaningful to hospitals’ and health-systems’
is a useful resource for healthcare leaders, supply chain professionals in different
stages of their careers, healthcare vendors, and students. Value-based
reimbursement rewards providers who lower costs while improving outcomes,
creating a better, more cost-effective healthcare system. Today’s providers
must evaluate the clinical effectiveness of a product by examining the outcomes
of the procedures in which it was used. The decision to use a costlier but more
clinically effective product might result in better care and a greater
approach is called operating at the intersection of cost, quality, and
outcomes—also known as CQO.
chain executives operate at the center of purchasing decisions and work across
disciplines. They affect—though sometimes indirectly—nearly every step of
patient care delivery. This makes them particularly well suited to lead CQO
initiatives. We know that the supply chain reduces costs.
supply chain professionals must become more clinically integrated and help
improve patient outcomes by serving as champions of CQO.
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