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Model Clinical and Operational Interdependencies Before Launching Your Next Supply Chain Initiative

Published: 05 September 2017

ID: G00340320

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


IDN supply chain initiatives can impact clinical care delivery, exposing health systems to increased process inefficiencies and resistance to adoption. Supply chain leaders can use this research to identify operational and clinical process interdependencies to more accurately model alternatives.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Establish a Process to Engage Clinical Process Experts as the Voice of the Customer
  • Define the Performance of the Current and Future Process Using Supply Chain Operations and Clinical Processes Metrics
  • Use Tools in Conjunction With Metrics, to Identify Handoffs, Redundancies and Information Gaps
    • Use-Case Illustration

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