Healthcare Supply Chain Management: Basic Concepts and Principles

Healthcare Supply Chain Management: Basic Concepts and Principles

According to the health data released by the Organization for
Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United
States spends more per capita on healthcare than any other
OECD country. Currently, U.S. healthcare spending constitutes
.5 trillion, or 17.3 percent of GDP, with healthcare costs increasing
9 percent annually. To reverse this alarming trend, the
Obama administration recently led the effort to dramatically
reform healthcare policy, laws, and regulations.
This book provides you (whether a healthcare policy maker,
hospital administrator, pharmaceutical company manager,
or other healthcare professional) with practical guidance for
leveraging supply chain principles to better manage healthcare
resources and control healthcare costs. It introduces
basic supply chain management concepts, terminologies,
and tenets. Other included topics are strategicalliances
among healthcare partners, value analysis of healthcare services and products,
the impact of healthcare reforms on healthcare supply chains,
and the development of performance metrics for the healthcare
supply chain and benchmarking.


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