In this HFMA newsletter self-study lesson, participants will read case studies from HFMA’s Healthcare Cost Containment newsletter about how Intermountain Healthcare and Denver Health are managing their supply costs. Participants will also read about a study on the disconnect between C-suite executives and supply chain leaders regarding the financial impact of the supply chain and the strategies that should be used to control supply chain costs.
After this Self-Study Lesson, You'll Be Able to:
- Recognize the potential benefits of centralizing the supply chain.
- Differentiate ways purchasing cards can improve supply chain efficiency and increase user satisfaction.
- Identify two important characteristics of personnel who work in supply chain strategic sourcing.
- Recognize strategies that will enable your organization to demand better prices from suppliers of physician preference items.
- Identify the components of an effective letter to suppliers of physician preference items explaining your hospital’s position on pricing.
- Recognize how to bridge the gap between C-suite executives and supply chain executives pertaining to supply chain improvement strategies.
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Self-Study Article Information
- CPE credits: N/A; HFMA newsletter self-study lessons are not eligible for CPE credits.
- Designed for: Healthcare finance professionals who are interested in improving the efficiency of a supply chain
- Level: Intermediate
- Prerequisite knowledge: Basic understanding of healthcare supply chain structure
- Instructional method: Self-study
- Format: Online
- NASBA Field of Study: Production
- Program prerequisite: None
- Advance preparation: None
- Course availability: This newsletter self-study lesson is available for purchase through June 30, 2015. Once purchased, you'll have one year to finish your lesson.