Neil Olderman, partner at law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath, and president of Drinker Biddle & Reath's consulting firm Innovative Health Strategies, counsels hospital and health system clients on group purchasing arrangements, capital equipment acquisitions, as well as clinical and purchased services agreements.
Mr. Olderman shared his supply chain insights with Becker's ASC Review.
"We often see a battle between what is right for the individual surgeon in the ASC along with his or her view of the patient's needs, and what makes sense for the business. This is a constant struggle that breeds waste and imperfection. How can they mitigate challenges? Agreeing on good, clean data and relying on a strong, clinically oriented management team, or using independent clinicians or consultants with a clinical background, is an excellent way to approach improving standardization of products, clinical utilization of supplies and blood during procedures, and [waste reduction] in the supply chain."