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Operating room supply chain management: A case study (webcast recap)


In our recent webcast, Operating room supply chain: A case study, RSM’s presenter, Nick Bova, principal, management consulting, explores the common challenges health care organizations face related to materials sourcing, procurement and supplies management in the operating room (OR). Listen to a quick clip below from the webcast as our presenter examines why OR supply chain management is important and frequently serves as the foundation for optimal patient care, revenue cycle improvement and organizational growth.

Key takeaways

Watch the entire webcast for a deeper dive into this topic. Nick provides an in-depth case study examining the challenges a client had with their OR supply chain and how they uncovered critical areas to address and improve upon. According to the presentation, key takeaways in enhancing OR supply chain include:

  • Establish OR supply chain strategies with aligned performance metrics that are published regularly to all stakeholders, such as using a scorecard
  • Implement a 5S program to improve process and systems
  • Complete a material handling evaluation to optimize product deployment, reduce costs and improve first-expiry-first-out performance
  • Optimize preference card accuracy
  • Improve master data accuracy and redesign item master and charge chapter processes to improve data reliability and reduce workload
  • Create standard operating procedures across the OR areas and develop a training program
  • Evaluate organizational structure, including roles and responsibilities or OR supply chain function
  • Formalize processes and automate par level establishment

Questions? Contact us for more information. Check out additional webcast recordings in our Health care industry issues and insights series.

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