This week is National Nurses Week, and it’s important to recognize the invaluable role nurses play in American hospitals and how we as an industry can maximize their impact on patient care. Nurses are on the frontline of healthcare, ensuring patients receive consistent attention and high-quality care. But when nurses end up responsible for “below license” tasks like placing supply orders, checking inventory and moving supplies, a hospital’s most important talent assets are diverted away from patient care.
At MedSpeed, we know that supply chain shouldn’t be a nurse’s job. By ensuring items are delivered on time and stocked in the right quantities, we help hospitals build trust with their nurses. When nurses trust their supply chain, they’re less likely to resort to habits like hoarding or overordering just to ensure adequate supplies for their patients. Building trust among nurses enables them to do the jobs they’re intended to do, which leads to higher satisfaction for staff and patients.
Here is my full blog post on this subject on Modern Healthcare.