clinical intelligence for supply chain leadership


Team LeeSar puts customers, patients first via Lean staff

The right motivation and philosophy, Lean-trained staff, well-designed processes, and best tools earned LeeSar HPN’s 2017 SPD Department of the Year award.

LeeSar’s winning SPD team

An award-winning SPD department earns its stripes from its stars. The SPD crew at LeeSar, which earned the 2017 SPD Department of the Year, includes...

Elevating the SPD profession

HPN's 2017 Sterile Processing Department of the Year: Who won, who came in second, and why?

SMI’s Hughes reflects on 40 years of healthcare supply chain progress

Tom Hughes, Executive Director, SMI, reflects on the healthcare supply chain industry’s progress and muses about where the industry may be heading.

Perils of managing pain start in pre-op

HPN takes a close look at the complications, why they occur and what the surgical staff can do to keep patients safe, properly monitored and comfortable during and after surgery.

IP earnings holding steady

HPN’s annual salary survey helps infection preventionists see how they fare in both compensation and job duties in comparison to their colleagues and peers across the nation.

Coming Soon: IAHCSMM Endoscope Reprocessing Manual, Endoscope Certification

IAHCSMM has a new, comprehensive Endoscope Reprocessing Manual endoscope reprocessing technicians and managers of all levels.

Appropriate air for drying scopes; reprocessing hazards still rate high

Appropriate air for drying scopes; reprocessing hazards still rate high

QMS on the horizon

MAY 2017
CBSPD Expiration: April 30, 2022
IAHCSMM Expiration: March 30, 2020

Sterile processing gears up for quality performance

What are SPDs using to get their instruments squeaky clean, sterilized and ready for the surgical team? HPN’s annual guide features products, services, expert tips and advice.
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