Healthcare System Physical Integration Survey: Is Your System Poised for Success?
MedSpeed recently sponsored a survey of 20 healthcare executives from large systems across the country. Jamie Kowalski, a leading supply chain consultant, conducted the survey, which focused on the physical integration of expanding health systems and how those physical points of connection could be leveraged to deliver more integrated care. It also addressed how systems assess healthcare transportation.
I want to thank those who took the time to complete the survey and provide such valuable information. Historically transportation has been an ‘under-the-radar’ operation for health systems since their focus is the direct delivery of clinical care.
As such, there is little research and benchmarking on the topic.
You can read the survey here. What I took from it is that many leading health systems do recognize the importance that intersite logistics can have as a strategic asset to their organization. Many of them however, haven’t yet figured out how to make it a priority. I see this changing as systems look to further reduce redundancies and identify new, long term cost savings opportunities that also improve performance.
I am very intrigued by this kind of research. Be on the lookout for more soon.