clinical intelligence for supply chain leadership

Outpatient supply logistics stresses healthcare without walls

In the vastness known as non-acute or post-acute care, methods and models abound on how to supply those ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care facilities, physician practices, imaging centers, long-term care facilities, retail healthcare outlets and extending even to the patient’s home.

Honing in home health supply logistics

How prepared are providers and suppliers to meet demand for services and supplies within a patient’s home, which can be the farthest away from a hospital storeroom or IDN warehouse?

The mighty octopus of medication management

In addition to supporting patient safety efforts, developing the right medication management strategy should also reduce costs, advance clinician workflow and overall efficiencies across departments.

Recognize, respond, recover

Saving patients from sepsis requires timely diagnosis, targeted treatment and post-discharge follow-up.

Salary Survey shows CS/SPD education, certification keys to growth

Salary survey results are in: Most CS/SPD professionals are earning more money, their jobs are stable, educational opportunities are growing and certification remains a top priority.

Bridging the gap!

The operating room, SPD, and IP’s must collaborate and cooperate to break down those silos and ensure the best possible outcomes for all.

IAHCSMM’s 2019 Annual Conference & Expo to deliver ‘A Fresh Perspective’

The 2019 IAHCSMM Annual Conference & Expo, April 27-May 1, Anaheim, CA, will provide Central Service/Sterile Processing professionals with a wide range of educational and networking opportunities to advance their knowledge and elevate the quality of their departmental practices.

Sterilizing bone not a function of sterile processing; flush testing endoscopes...

Ray Taurasi advises sterile processing professionals on saying no to dangerous OR requests and endoscope flushing practices.

Managing the tool-care continuum

How does a healthcare organization determine the optimal strategy for its devices, equipment and tools? Who should maintain and repair a facility’s devices, equipment and tools across the enterprise, based on internal evaluations of available choices?

How might single-use be a reliable option?

"Advances in material sciences and biomedical engineering have enabled development of reliable and affordable single-use medical devices that are clinically equivalent to their reusable...