Gartner Research

Standardization in an Era of Personalized Care: Challenges and Opportunities for IDN Pharmacy Supply Chains

Published: 23 July 2018

ID: G00365743

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

Summary

Product proliferation and a shift to value-based care are creating the need for radical change in the integrated delivery network pharmaceutical supply chain. This research details how supply chain leaders responsible for IDNs can align cost-efficient business strategies with patient-centered care.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Supply Chain Leaders' Limited Control Over Pharmacy Supply Chains Makes It Difficult to Synchronize the End-to-End Supply Chain
  • Narrowly Focused Metrics Impact Supply Chain Leaders' Abilities to Make Trade-Off Decisions on Service, Cost and Patient Outcomes
    • Define a Value-Driven Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
    • Link Supply Chain Capabilities and Clinical Operations
  • A 50% Growth in the Portfolio of Products Over the Past Three to Five Years Adds Complexity to the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

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