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The Patient-Driven Supply Chain of the Future Relies on Alignment With a Real-Time Health System

Published: 12 May 2017

ID: G00324024

Analyst(s): Barry Runyon , Eric O'Daffer , Anita Vila-Parrish


The real-time health system (RTHS) represents the transformation to a more aware, collaborative and patient-centric healthcare delivery organization. Supply chain leaders should prepare to exploit the value of an RTHS to advance their maturity, analytics capabilities and clinical alignment.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Collaborate With Healthcare Stakeholders to Describe Potential Integration Initiatives at the Intersection of Supply Chain's Journey to a PDVN and IT's Vision for the RTHS
  • Identify Supply Chain Goals, Data and Use Cases That Are Compatible With RTHS Concepts and Can Benefit From the RTHS Value Proposition
    • Turn Clinical Opportunities Into Visionary Supply Chain Capabilities
  • Build a Case and Then Measure the Success of the RTHS-Enabled Supply Chain Capabilities

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