ASC supply chain tip of the day: Focus on value

For ASCs — where inventory management looks much different than at hospitals — the shift to value-based care comes with big opportunities and risks, said Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems' Ruben Taborda, senior director of supply chain customer solutions.

A supply chain tip Mr. Taborda shared:

"As the shift to value-based care continues, there is an increased focus on value, from clinical outcomes and experience throughout the patient journey pre- and postsurgery, to efficient supply management. These elements are even more important in the context of outpatient surgery. A key opportunity related to inventory management is vulnerability in inventory and supply-ordering protocols, specifically an aversion to investments in advanced [enterprise resource planning] systems and a reliance on one central staff member for inventory and supply orders. We are working with ASCs to help identify risk areas and manage these opportunities."

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