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Moderator: Frank Cirillo, Vice President, Business Strategy, Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) Ventures, Inc.
Presenters: Julie Whelan, Director, Coastal Cooperative
Hospitals are a critical element within the disaster medical response system and work collaboratively with local government, other health care providers and agencies to plan, prepare for and respond to the needs of victims of natural or man-made disasters, bioterrorism, and other public health emergencies. Hospital emergency preparedness is a priority for government at all levels, as well as a key focus of regulatory and accrediting agencies.
Supply chain becomes a key component during emergencies as they must tap into sequestered products in their warehouses to compensate for irregular spikes in demand following a disaster.
With the rise of new technologies, supply chains can virtually eliminate communication and data disconnections, the motivation and strategy behind this concept is that the closer supply chains are to their customers, and the closer they are to eliminating the series of disconnected links in the process, the better supply chain can scale end-to-end supply chain fulfillment, thus improving the IDN’s bottom line and their reaction time during an emergency.
1. Analyze the relationship between the supply chain and the IDN during an emergency.
2. Discuss how better communication between the supply chain and the IDN during an emergency or disaster can increase hospital readiness and patient care.
3. Identify the key strategist and leaders involved in emergency preparedness and how proactive, instead of reactive responses can impact the IDN bottom line.