ASC supply chain tip of the day: Focus on service line structure

Supply chains can run smoother when providers focus on providing patient centered, cost-effective care through service lines, according to Vizient, a healthcare management consulting company.

Vizient shared the following supply chain tip on their blog:

"Service lines are strategic structures that integrate care across the continuum around a specialty, medical condition or population. Service lines strive to provide patient-centered, cost-effective care with superior outcomes.

Often led by both physicians and administrators, service line structures support and require physician direction and decision-making, particularly around clinical issues including use of supplies and devices and unwarranted clinical variation. As a result, you’re more likely to find accountability, visibility, priority and alignment across an organization that utilizes a service line structure."

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