Area of Interest
Supply Chain Management
Maximizing efficiency of hospital pharmacy supply chains presents healthcare systems with a key opportunity both to mitigate increases in expenses and help improve patient care. In today’s cost-conscience environment, there is a critical opportunity for health system pharmacies to evolve their pharmacy supply chains to become more collaborative, transparent and efficient. The greatest opportunity is for hospitals to transform their supply chains into a vital, strategic function.
At McKesson, we focus on helping our customers to increase value by elevating the quality of care while reducing costs and improving efficiency. This means helping to reduce inventory-carrying costs, standardization of tools and processes, and reducing stock-out risks and procurement errors. Ultimately, customers are focused on optimizing costs to help confirm they are maximizing every dollar spent.
Supply Chain Management News
Big hospitals plug into mobile healthcare – Mobile Strategies 360
Hospitals are including a wide range of departments in their mobile health programs, such as nursing, physicians,
, information technology, ancillary care, biomedical engineering and finance. … to support clinical messaging between nurses and
Medicare bill backed by hospital groups passes key House vote
The House Committee on Ways and Means on Tuesday advanced a bipartisan bill that would amend changes made to Medicare hospital payments under the Bipartisan Budget Act in 2015, according to the Morning Consult.
The best-kept, value-based secret is in your hospital supplies – ModernMedicine
and medical product purchasing programs affect the value-based
equation where value equals outcomes divided by costs in a positive way? Absolutely. Savings of 20% to 50% plus improvements in clinical utility and quality …
When the hospital’s drug cabinet is bare
I worry about a lot of things that could go wrong if I’m taken to a hospital, but until today this hasn’t been one of them: Hospitals are routinely running short of critical antibiotics, often for months at a time. When Larissa May, an associate professor of emergency medicine at George Washington University, and a team of researchers checked, they found that hospitals across the country ran short of 148 anti-bacterial drugs over a 13-year period, from 2001 to 2013.
Nursing homes are starting to supplant hospitals as focus of basic healthcare
The notion that a hospital remains the safest place for old patients dies hard. Many families still believe their aging relatives belong in a hospital when they’re ailing. But 20-plus years of research have documented the risks of hospitalization for older adults, particularly those frail or ill enough to need nursing home care. In hospitals, old people fall. They contract stubborn infections.
The 340B Program Is Right on Track – Managed Care magazine
That's why Congress created the
program more than two decades ago and expanded the program during both Republican and Democratic leadership. By requiring highly profitable drug companies to provide discounted medications to hospitals that …
Our McKesson Pharmacy Supply Chain Solutions™ team can help your hospital or health system build an effective supply chain management strategy.
McKesson Pharmacy Supply Chain Comprehensive Diagnostic Tool™ – Our experts will use this tool to conduct an on-site assessment of your pharmacy’s inventory management to help you:
- Increase medication inventory turns
- Minimize supply chain waste and expired medications
- Improve supply chain efficiencies
McKesson Buyer’s University™ – In-depth educational programs to train your pharmacy and supply chain teams on how to proactively identify and address supply chain challenges.
McKesson Optimal Rx Consolidation™ – Our pharmacy experts will help you establish a centralized medication distribution system to:
- Streamline your medication distribution workflow
- Reduce costs for excess inventory including wasted and expired medications
- Reduce stock outs, medication picks and medication pick errors
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