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Karen Conway

Supply Chain Leads the Way to Value in Healthcare

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There’s no question that the healthcare industry is going through unprecedented change, driven most notably by new reimbursement models that are turning the business model for hospitals and healthcare systems upside down. Rather than making money by keeping their beds full, U.S. hospital executives must prepare for a not too distant future when a full house is a losing proposition.  An ad campaign by Mt. Sinai Health says it all: “If our beds are full, we’re not doing our job.” The change may be most dramatic in the U.S., as a result of the Affordable Care Act, but this quest…

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Imagine (Sometimes it takes a Supply Chain Brain)

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Imagine.   Later today, Lora Cecere’s Global Summit kicks off in Phoenix.   This is the flag ship program for Supply Chain Insights (the analyst firm run by Lora Cecere) and it is absolutely a team effort, with lots of work by those who work for and with Lora.  But I purposefully called it Lora Cecere’s Global Summit, because it is Lora’s unending energy and passion around supply chain that makes this event unique among the growing number of supply chain events being held around the globe.  More importantly, it is her ability to challenge us to stop, even if for a…

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