During the first Covid-19 surges last spring, widespread medical equipment and drug shortages taught the health care industry a harsh lesson: we need a more efficient and resilient supply chain. To understand how providers are responding to new supply chain pressures, we launched a multiphase research initiative across the summer and fall. Our goal was to help trading partners across the industry identify meaningful opportunities for improved communication, collaboration, and supply chain innovation.
As part of this research, we surveyed 70 supply chain, finance, and operations leaders at hospitals and health systems across the country. The survey aimed to uncover how provider organizations plan to reshape their purchasing and supply chain management strategies in light of Covid19’s financial and infection-control pressures—and to spotlight areas where trading partners and innovative technology platforms can help. Download these resources to learn the four biggest takeaways for suppliers and service providers.