4 Ways to Mitigate New Global Supply Chain Risks -Wednesday, December 30, 2020
By reacting efficiently and effectively and implementing contingency measures, you can give reduce supply shortage risk with a digital supply chain strategy
We are better prepared but the supply chain is unstable
Vetting Non-Traditional Suppliers for PPE -Wednesday, November 18, 2020
AHRMM is collaborating with GHX using the same tools, expertise and processes leveraged by its Vendormate solutions to vet non-traditional suppliers offering PPE supplies.
64% of hospitals hoard medical product -Thursday, November 12, 2020
Product purchased but never used creates a financial burden on hospitals
The findings underscore financial challenges many health systems are experiencing as the operating room is one of the costliest units to run. About 40 percent of respondents revealed they've actually canceled a case, and 69 percent have delayed a case because of missing supplies. And 27 percent have seen or heard of an expired product being used on a patient, while 23 percent have seen or heard of a patient harmed due to a lack of supplies.
Why the U.S. Still Has a Severe Shortage of Medical Supplies
California state legislature passed the nation's first law requiring healthcare facilities, including hospitals, medical groups, skilled nursing facilities, and dialysis clinics, to maintain a 45-day supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) at pandemic levels to be prepared for future healthcare emergencies.
June 30, 2020, the FDA issued an immediately-in-effect guidance on its policy regarding compliance dates for class I and unclassified devices that are not implantable, life-supporting, or life-sustaining. The guidance explains that, at this time, the FDA does not intend to enforce UDI labeling (21 CFR 801.20 & 801.50), Direct Mark (21 CFR 801.45), GUDID Data Submission (21 CFR 830.300), and Standard Date Format (21 CFR 801.18) requirements before September 24, 2022.
Recalls Jumped 71% in 2018 and 2019 vs. the Previous Two Years.
The updated Navigant study shows that average supply expense reduction opportunity approaching 18% per hospital without impacting quality