Moderator: Régine (Honoré) Villain, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Medical University of South Carolina
Speakers: David Habib, M.D., Associate Chief Medical Officer, Supply Chain, Medical University of South Carolina and Robert Lerman, M.D., Vice President Supply Chain Clinical Services, Dignity Health
In a survey by The Advisory Board Company, 90 percent of hospitals and health system executives reported feeling concerned about engaging physicians in cost and quality improvements. In order to reduce clinical supply spend, it is imperative to engage physicians and suppliers in cost conversations. This means utilizing open discussions and collaboration with physicians to determine what drives their preferences and the attributes of the products they prefer, and having realistic conversations with suppliers on order reliability.
In this session, hear the perspectives from health system physicians on how they have partnered with the supply chain to improve care, increase efficiency and reduce costs. Learn strategies and tips for establishing better relationships among the supply chain, physicians and the clinical staff and how to implement them in your own organization.
1. Identify strategies for building a clinically integrated supply chain.
2. Describe how to partner with supply chain to improve care and reduce costs.
3. Analyze how physician preference items can increase efficiency.