August 2023

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Sourcing & Logistics

UChicago Medicine supply chain team always on the go

July 24, 2023
When a healthcare organization nurtures myriad plans and processes fortified by teams of people, outfitted with relevant technology, rooted in customer service, and defined performance...
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Surgical/Critical Care

Industry leaders say innovation is here to stay

July 24, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic threw a wrench into healthcare delivery, to say the least. Yet, innovators in this space did not slow down their push to move the industry forward with surgical...
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Infection Prevention

Maintaining an Equal Partnership between IP and Supply Chain

July 24, 2023
Within any hospital or healthcare facility, the relationship between the Infection Prevention (IP) and Supply Chain departments is arguably one of the most important daily interactions...
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Sterile Processing

Navigating case carts, kits, and trays in the surgical services setting

July 24, 2023
Case carts, kits, and trays are fundamental to supporting surgical services. Because they flow between the sterile processing department (SPD) and the operating room (OR), both...
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Sourcing & Logistics

Freight, shipping issues regroup as post-pandemic logistics strives to drone on, recoup

July 24, 2023
If anything, the pandemic reshaped and shifted our demands and expectations for freight and shipping services – including the use of automated technologies, such as drones – and...

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UChicago Medicine embraces and demonstrates strategic planning prowess

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Even though UChicago Medicine’s Supply Chain & Support Services team developed its 2025 strategic plan and vision the year before the global pandemic hit, they aren’t allowing...
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Sourcing & Logistics

UChicago Medicine’s Supply Chain team shares mindsets, motivations for success within their West Coast organization

July 24, 2023
The Supply Chain & Support Services team at UChicago Medicine fortifies and supports a healthcare haven inside a bustling urban metropolitan area. Eric Tritch, who came to the...
Ryan Senesac - Manager Supply Chain Procedural Operations - getting and Advanced Airway cart ready to go
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Sourcing & Logistics

UChicago Medicine’s Supply Chain team reflects on current events, cultural issues, and clinical strategies

July 24, 2023
The Supply Chain & Support Services team at UChicago Medicine recognizes the key clinical and cultural issues of the day – particularly as they impact healthcare delivery as well...
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Sourcing & Logistics

UChicago Medicine Supply Chain team thrives when aligning with clinicians

July 24, 2023
UChicago Medicine’s Supply Chain team demonstrates their support of and inherent value to clinicians through strategic sourcing, value analysis, inventory planning teams, and ...
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Sourcing & Logistics

UChicago Medicine celebrates supply chain career development, progress

July 24, 2023
Who wouldn’t want to join an award-winning supply chain team at a major urban academic medical center if they knew about all of the available opportunities for education and training...
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Sourcing & Logistics

Freight, shipping costs can be embedded, hidden, needlessly high

July 24, 2023
When it comes to freight and shipping costs, healthcare organizations may suspect or even know they’re high, if not excessive, but some lack the urgency to fix until the C-suite...
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Sourcing & Logistics

Solving freight, shipping pain points need not hurt … too much

July 24, 2023
As healthcare organizations struggle to keep their burgeoning freight and shipping costs in check – whether due to lack of accountability, inability to track and trace, ineffective...
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Sourcing & Logistics

Drones may fulfill future, next-generation delivery, freight, shipping services on smaller scale

July 24, 2023
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), otherwise known simply as “drones,” increasingly are being used inside and outside of healthcare for a variety of logistical functions. Inside...
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C-suite should embrace value analysis to improve healthcare

July 24, 2023
In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, organizations face numerous challenges, from rising costs and complex regulatory requirements to the constant pursuit of improving...
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Sterile Processing

SPD and OR Leaders: Don’t Muddle the Huddle

July 24, 2023
Healthcare workers are often faced with high-stress situations that can contribute to negative patient outcomes and costly monetary impact for the healthcare organization. Sterile...
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Sourcing & Logistics

What is ESG and Why Should Healthcare and Supply Chain Leaders Care?

July 24, 2023
The terms “ESG” and “sustainability” are showing up more frequently in the healthcare trade press and on conference agendas. This is a natural evolution of the growing recognition...
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Sterile Processing

Cleaning Solutions

July 24, 2023
Q: “I recently attended a seminar where the speaker discussed cleaning solutions. They talked about “surface tension,” of cleaning solutions, and I had not heard of that term ...
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Continuing Education

Sterile Processing Education - The balancing act between documentation and application

July 24, 2023
How do we bridge the gap between the required procedures in our industries and helping our Sterile Processing staff apply them effectively?
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Surgical/Critical Care

U.S. Lung Cancer Statistics

July 24, 2023
In the U.S. in 2020:197,453 new lung cancers were reported136,084 people died from lung cancerMales had higher rates of getting and dying from lung cancer than femalesFrom 2016...
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Innovation trek

July 24, 2023
Every time I attend a session at a conference or a webinar on artificial intelligence technologies in healthcare, a journalist or two will ask, “Are robots going to replace humans...