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Four Signs it’s Time to Update Your Bill Only Process

Four Signs it’s Time to Update Your Bill Only Process At many hospitals, the process for purchasing bill only or physician preference items hasn’t changed much over the years. Most still rely on paper forms and manual interventions. But is that the right approach and when should a hospital look to change that approach. Read this article to learn four signs that it is time to update your bill only process.

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Implementing the CDC’s Core Practices for Infection Prevention and Control

Implementing the CDC’s Core Practices for Infection Prevention and Control In response to the ever-changing threats associated with HAI transmission, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed the new Core Infection Prevention and Control Practices for Safe Healthcare Delivery in All Settings. Using a targeted approach to prevention, it is possible to reduce the incidence of these preventable infections so that every single patient is protected from the risks of HAIs, but it does require an ongoing and comprehensive approach.

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Three Ways to Avoid Over-Ordering Surgical Supplies

Three Ways to Avoid Over-Ordering Surgical Supplies How can hospitals and other providers avoid over-ordering surgical supplies during COVID-19 and as elective surgical procedures continue to ramp up? In our latest article, we examine that question and present three best practices that hospitals can follow to order the have the right level of supplies.

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Inventory Management and COVID-19: How a Stockpile Audit Can Help

Inventory Management and COVID-19: How a Stockpile Audit Can Help In the early days of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, many hospitals quickly stockpiled as much inventory as possible. With global supply chain constraints and uncertainty about what the future held in the fight against COVID-19, they might have sourced products that were not part of their typical inventory. As healthcare systems continue to navigate COVID-19, their inventory levels might be out of alignment.

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Elective Surgeries and Procedures during COVID

Elective Surgeries and Procedures during COVID As the COVID-19 virus flared up, many states prohibited elective surgeries. Now, many of those same states are lifting some restrictions and elective surgeries are starting to return to hospitals. As a supply chain professional, you may be contemplating the return of elective surgeries at your hospital or have even started them back up again on a limited basis. But are you ready for when elective surgeries get fully ramped up? Here are four steps you can take now to get your supply chain ready for when elective procedures and surgeries fully return.

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