Tag: Inventory management

A look back: The business manager role in a changing healthcare environment

Data and surveys

Takeaways • Perioperative business managers can make significant contributions to a hospital’s financial health, but more than half of hospitals do not have this role. • Business managers’ earnings have increased in the past 5 years, while the number of direct reports has risen slightly. • The bachelor’s degree has…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
January 23, 2024
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Navigating challenges of connecting recalls to patients, inventory

Healthcare facilities face challenges in the recall process of tissue, non-biologic implants, and medical devices because of their time-sensitive nature and inherent risks to patient safety and compliance. Hospitals often use secondary sources for recall notifications. These lists, however, do not include two critical pieces—the identification of affected patient cases…

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By: Tracey Berkowitz
July 20, 2023
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In the OR, behind-the-scenes adjustments make a big difference

Precision matters in the OR. Successful patient outcomes depend on carefully timed procedures, inventory selection, state-of-the-art equipment, and specialized staffing. These precise requirements represent a significant time and cost investment for hospital systems, and those investments are likely to continue to increase. The height of the COVID-19 pandemic presented considerable…

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By: Sheri Voss
September 27, 2022
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