Executive Panel: Pandemic insights on medical equipment management
Clinicians and operations staff delivered heroic efforts when the pandemic hit the United States in early 2020. At the outset of the pandemic, gaps in our nationwide equipment procurement processes were exposed - leaving caregivers on the front lines short of the vital equipment they needed for care. Since then, new challenges have emerged as integrated delivery networks (IDNs) and hospitals struggle to efficiently manage a flood of new equipment and tighter budgets, all while preparing for a COVID-19 spike in the Fall. In this webinar, you will hear stories from the front lines about what equipment management practices worked well and which ones didn't. You'll also walk away with strategies for procuring and managing equipment while staying financially viable in the months and years ahead.
Equipment sharing: A new way for finance leaders to save capital dollars
With the cancellation of elective surgeries due to COVID-19, health system leaders must navigate their organization to a new financial future. Join as we outline an entirely new tranche of cost savings that can be achieved by maximizing the utilization of existing capital equipment with an asset sharing program.
You will be provided with a framework to benchmark equipment utilization across your facilities, and the steps to practically implement a sharing program.Learn from two health system case studies on how asset sharing can reduce new equipment needs by as much as 50%, while eliminating rental costs and satisfying more capital requests from your clinical team.
Original Live Webinar Date: 9/2/20
COVID-19 ready: Northwestern Medicine transforms procure-to-pay
Northwestern Medicine is an integrated healthcare system that is constantly growing with new patient treatments and facility acquisition to provide the most advanced health care to the communities and patients they serve. With healthcare's strict policies, Northwestern needs to ensure compliance as they onboard and manage suppliers to deliver these critical services.
Unfortunately, this process was layered in paper and manual tasks Amy Platis, Program Director of Finance, APM at Northwestern Medicine, set out to digitally transform Northwestern's procure-to-pay operations with apexportal. And, in the process, made her team ready for the disruption that COVID-19 would cause to her team and the communities that Northwestern serves.
Original Live Webinar Date: 8/18/20
The importance of a supply chain strategic plan in a coronavirus world
The COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging healthcare facilities, which is partly due to a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical supplies. Vulnerabilities in the supply chain have been exposed. As such, hospitals should consider developing a supply chain strategic plan to address those vulnerabilities.
Developing a strategic plan can be a daunting task - what are the key areas of focus and best practices?
Join this webinar to hear executive supply chain leaders from provider and distributor organizations share COVID-19 observations, recommendations, and lessons learned in the areas of sourcing, technology, inventory management and emergency preparedness.