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How Redesigning Healthcare Supply Chains Will Drive Value-Based Care


Photo: Bloomberg The COVID-19 pandemic compressed a decade of healthcare transformation into mere months.

Healthcare leaders have been challenged with rethinking every aspect of the business, from how care is delivered to planning for the workforce needs of the future. At the same time, consumers continue to be a driving force in shaping healthcare’s mission. Today’s healthcare consumer wants an affordable, accessible and personalized experience, in which healthcare providers match the right procedures, drugs and devices to a patient’s individual needs.

This confluence of events has placed even greater pressure on healthcare organizations to deliver high-quality service, but at a lower cost and on a patient’s terms. As we continue down the value-based care path, one overlooked opportunity is the redesign of the healthcare supply chain.

During the pandemic, supply chain leaders worked the front lines alongside clinicians, suppliers and other stakeholders to address questions around resiliency, product availability and safe substitutions. We also saw supply chain teams assume increased responsibility to drive savings initiatives that would offset the costs incurred during the pandemic, ensuring that healthcare organizations could continue to serve their communities. In short, the pandemic demonstrated the untapped power of the healthcare ecosystem, and more importantly, supply chain’s critical […]

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