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Healthcare: A Call For Action

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In 1960, when I was in the first grade, healthcare spending was 5% of the US economy. Today, it is 17.9%.  By 2025, the projection is 19.9%. Yowza! This is trillions of dollars. To put it into dollars and cents, health care spending rose 4.3% to $3.3 trillion in 2016, or a cost of $10,348 per person. Being a supply chain gal, I think that supply chain leaders can help….

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Throwback Thursday

By | Demand, Market-Driven, Risk management | 2 Comments

This week, as the east coast of the United States was deluged with rain, I basked in beautiful San Diego sun while attending the Logimed USA event. This was WBR’s first event in the United States targeted for the Medical Device Supply Chain Leader. I had not been to a medical device event and I wanted to listen. When I finished my presentation on “past practices,” that I cannot call “best…

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Improving Relationships within the Healthcare Value Chain

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The healthcare provider network is fragmented. As the power shifted from the supplier to the healthcare provider, over the last decade, the healthcare provider responded. The hospital built a supply chain organization that is now viewed as stronger than that of its suppliers. Today, providers of healthcare self-assess that they are more successful meeting their goals than the supplier. The supplier, or healthcare manufacturer (pharmaceutical or medical device) in the healthcare value chain is three times…

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Imagine

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Right now, at Supply Chain Insights, we are in production mode. The team is busy working on the execution of the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. In two weeks, we will be hosting our first event at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, AZ. Anyone that has put on a conference, understands the pressure. As I prepare speakers, facilitate pre-meetings with the panels and answer questions, I am getting excited. I strongly believe that we…

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Model N

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Model N, a revenue management enterprise software provider, went public on March 20, 2013.  The company raised over $100 million in its initial public offering (IPO).  I first met the founder Zack Rinat thirteen years ago. When he rang the bell on the New York Stock Exchange, I raised a glass for a toast. He did it. There have been too few public offerings in the world of enterprise applications. I…

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How Do We Heal the Healthcare Value Network?

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Last week, at Supply Chain Insights, as part of our monthly webinar series, I hosted a panel discussion on the current state of the healthcare value network. Hosting this webinar series is one of the favorite parts of my job as the Founder of Supply Chain Insights. On this webinar, we shared data that we have collected on financial metrics for the healthcare value network (see figure 1) and we asked a panel of Karen…

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