The origin of the problem is easy to identify but not for that reason it has been easy to solve; the critical points of the process are subject to the different objectives of those who compose it and are not aligned with the hospital’s business objectives.
Perhaps doctors give preference to the brands of equipment, drugs or items they were trained with, while the hospital administration is seeking to obtain good quality supply at affordable prices, thus the supply chain is inefficient and fragmented.
Favoring physician preferences for certain items can result in significant cost variations in the budget, and many hospitals are cornered by these types of decisions.
In reality, what the administration should look for is to buy items that contribute to the quality of the service provided to the patient and that have proven to give better results to patients, but how can you make these decisions if you do not have information from your chain of products?
The lack of systematization of the supply chain limits the transparency of the process that supplies follow.
The lack of systems prevents health institutions from accessing the information generated in the supply chain that would allow them to make more informed decisions regarding their processes.
Hospitals, dealers, and purchasing departments must know what they have, where it is used, who requests it, and when it will expire.
It is essential to have tools that automate the supply chain and have analytics of the processed information that allow hospitals to:
- Have visibility of the route that supplies take
- Have the power to provide higher quality services
- Obtain actionable information from each process
- Know the demand forecasts for an item by knowing where it is used.
- Significantly avoid wastage due to expiration dates.
- Avoid “ant storage” by staff.
- Increase the transparency of prices by systematizing and standardizing the orders of these supplies made by your doctors.
- Obtain information that allows monitoring the use of inputs.
- Obtaining a cost-charge capture is more transparent and less complicated in finance and warehouse.
- Increase the effectiveness of patient charges.
Technology enables the ability to capture data at all points in the supply chain and share the information generated with key people, these in turn transform this information into usable data for decision-making, making it an asset of the hospital business.
But to achieve the above, it is necessary to connect the supply chain process to the technology of daily use, with top hospital consultants in India, you will get the helpthat will allow you to control:
- General storehouse
- Warehouses and Inventories
- Pricing Administration
- Centralized and Local Purchases
- Surrogate Control
- Requests for Subrogated Material/Services
- Studies/Articles to be authorized
- Purchases to receive
- Surrogate Study Reports
Hospital management consultancy in India offers healthcare players its expertise in the optimization and management of complex flows either in the form of development of decision support tools, or in the form of support during the design or reorganization of a process.