Distribution Partnership Leads to 10 Percent Cost Savings for Edward-Elmhurst Health

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Reducing medical supply costs is often part of a health system’s strategic plan, but a lack of visibility into product purchasing trends can put a hinder on standardization efforts. To enhance supply chain efficiencies at nearly 80 of its physician office sites, Edward-Elmhurst Health, one of the larger integrated health systems in Illinois, launched a three-year distribution partnership with Medline that … Read More

Understanding Purchasing Decisions to Reduce Supply Chain Costs

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Studies have shown that supply chain represents 40 to 50 percent of a hospital’s operating expensive. Proper management and control of purchasing can often help healthcare organizations reduce supply chain costs. To help enhance operational efficiencies at its facility, SBH Health System recently awarded Medline a three-year, $40 million prime vendor agreement. SBH is home to St. Barnabas Hospital, a … Read More