How to boost the ASC bottom line with clinical resource management — 2 supply chain experts weigh in

Supply costs can consume a large portion of ASC revenue. Having such a large portion of funds tied to inventory alone can present surgery centers with unique operational challenges. These challenges can also be exacerbated by recent declines in reimbursement and other external financial pressures.

In this environment, leading ASCs are finding ways to standardize supply chain processes to bolster financial performances and support other company initiatives. Listen to this conversation with Marvella Thomas, MSN, RN, senior consultant for clinical operations in Cardinal Health's ambulatory division; and Todd Eich, director of materials management at Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International, for insights into:


· The benefits of improved clinical resource management for ASCs.
· The biggest barriers to improved clinical resource management.
· Best practices for clinical resource management improvement.

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