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Healthcare Supply Chain Best-Practice Series: Cutting Costs and Driving Patient Safety in the Operating Room at Scripps Health

Published: 14 July 2017

ID: G00328462

Analyst(s): Eric O'Daffer , Anita Vila-Parrish , John Johnson


At Scripps Health, the supply chain enhanced its role in the operating room to better control inventory and supply costs while improving patient care, surgeon satisfaction and financial performance. This research provides supply chain leaders at IDNs insight into how to achieve similar results.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Value by Design Process Drove Supply Chain Gains in Services, Patient Outcomes and Costs
    • Case Picking
    • Custom Packs
    • Doctor Preference Cards
    • Sterile Processing Department
  • Supply Chain Nursing Staff Takes the Lead in Developing Clinical Pathways in the OR
  • Obtaining Buy-In From Surgical Staff Is Crucial to Expanding Supply Chain-Driven Programs in the OR
    • Improved Subsequent Case Starts
    • Improved Sterile Processing Department Tray Assembly
  • Supply Chain's Success in OR Will Drive Future Gains in Other Departments

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