Gartner Research

Healthcare Provider Supply Chain Outlook, 2013

Published: 24 January 2013

ID: G00247956

Analyst(s): Eric O'Daffer , Todd Applebaum


Supply chain leaders at healthcare providers in the U.S. face continued pressure to reduce costs, while enabling improved patient care. This research outlines three developments, and how leaders must address them in 2013 and beyond.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Changes in reimbursement and care models are causing supply chain organizations to develop capabilities to deliver better patient outcomes at lower costs
  • The increasing rate of consolidation at IDNs is driving supply chain leaders to build differentiated capabilities and integration expertise to survive
  • The law of diminishing returns on contract price reductions is forcing supply chain leaders to expand their span of control for all nonlabor expenditure and develop strategic sourcing capabilities

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