OSF HealthCare brings mask-making to its network, providing protection for 15 hospitals and jobs for the local community. For OSF HealthCare, the pandemic brought opportunities for self-sufficiency and greater digitization. Some pivots, such as centralizing pharmacy distribution, were born out of necessity when a distributor closed shop without much notice. supply chain, health system, business operations, digital
How a Chicago-area Orthopedics Practice Went From 1% Medicaid Patients to 80%, and Remained Profitable
When Andrew Shadid talks with orthopedic surgeons, “they kind of laugh” at his practice’s approach of focusing on Medicaid patients. “Most people don’t want to get involved in the Medicaid space, especially in Illinois,” says Shadid, CEO of Genesis Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Reverse innovation. Healthcare. Healthcare financing. Insurance.
Judy Webb-Hapgood brings her clinical and military experience to UW Health supply chain work.
Vendors, suppliers, distributors. Hospital. Health system. Purchasing, contracting, procurement, delivery, logistics.
Cell phones, wireless headphones, laptops, electric vehicles, solar power storage. Lithium-ion batteries not only power these everyday devices, they’ve also become a critical part of the U.S.’ alternative energy strategy and pivot away from fossil fuels.
rechargeable batteries, battery, supply chain, mining, policy, Biden adminstration
As one of the country's largest public hospitals, Parkland must make every dollar count, with a high percentage of uncompensated care and a large patient volume.
Supply chain. Healthcare. Public health. DEI. Diversity equity and inclusion. Health disparities. Procurement. Business operations.
About 18 million people in the United States, or about 7% of adults, reported that they were not able to pay for at least one prescription medication in their household during the previous three months, according to a 2021 West Health and Gallup survey. The proportion doubled for households with an adult younger than 65 years compared with those older than 65 years. In July, UnitedHealth Group made a move that could help.
Living and working on your farm while raising a family is a great way of life. But there are inherent dangers you need to watch for that suburban dwellers don't have to deal with. In fact, kids don't have to be working at the farm to get injured. Sixty percent of kids injured in agriculture were not working at the time, according to a 2020 report from the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.
Farm safety for kids is important, whether it's your own children ...
Quick-service restaurant (QSR) chains are struggling to keep up. Labor costs are rising, and it’s hard to find enough people to fill the shifts. At the same time, food costs are increasing, and owners fear raising their restaurant’s prices too much and driving customers elsewhere.
Predictive maintenance. Sensors. Automation. Point of service machines POS.
How to incentivize study participation while avoiding fraud. Research studies often pay participants for their time and involvement, but that payment can be a magnet, attracting people who don’t actually qualify. Research. Data. Clinical trial. Research subject. Digital app. Mobile app.
When working with researchers and clinicians to design trials that include digital elements, it’s important to speak the same language. Just as clinical lingo must be precise so that everyone understands its meaning, adding digital elements to a clinical trial can spur confusion if people are not on the same page. Digital health jargon. Clinical trial. Mobile. Real world data. Real world evidence.
How MD Anderson’s Supply Chain is Partnering with Clinicians and Improving the Community's Economic Well-Being
Calvin Wright leads the cancer center's supply chain efforts, which also includes ramping up use of technology and data analysis to better support high reliability care.
supply chain, diversity, DEI, procurement
Zone skipping allows a shipper to consolidate individual parcels into pallets, shipping those pallets to a central facility based on the individual (and grouped) parcels’ ultimate location.
3PL, logistics, shipping,