ASC supply chain tip of the day: Create an accountability structure

Lack of structure leads to a lack of focus and priority for ASC supply chain staff, according to Vizient, a healthcare management consulting company.

Vizient shared the following supply chain tip on its blog:

"There are formal and informal arrangements of structure, and both support physician engagement. Co-management agreements, directorships, gainsharing, employment and other types of contractual relationships are examples of formal arrangements. Informal arrangements tend to rely more on good citizenship and can be very effective, sometimes even more effective than formal arrangements. Structures themselves can also vary, from less complicated episodic governance for specific projects to more complex structures including service lines, performance improvement programs and complex governance related to value analysis."

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