Gartner Research

Healthcare Provider Supply Chain Outlook, 2016

Published: 17 February 2016

ID: G00296547

Analyst(s): Eric O'Daffer , Stephen Meyer


Supply chain leaders at healthcare providers must better align their objectives with the IDN's strategic goals, prioritize standardization and tackle pharmaceutical costs. This research outlines how leaders should address these issues in 2016 and beyond to improve patient care and lower costs.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • When supply chain's goals are misaligned with a healthcare provider's strategic goals, it hinders the ability to improve patient care and lower total delivered cost
  • Weak execution at IDNs in the standardization of products and services contributes to unsustainable annual increases in total cost to serve for supply chain leaders
  • Growing pharmaceutical costs are causing IDN supply chain leaders to take more control of this area of spend to achieve their savings objectives

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