Supply Chain

Cost and utilization, referred to as “efficient” care in the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) six aims for improvement in healthcare, is studied closely as organizations strive to contain costs. This tactic procures the exact supply cost from the supply chain system and looks for ways to minimize the costs during the care delivery process. In addition, this tool helps clinicians better understand and direct preferences for the best outcomes. Continuous improvement in this area helps to reduce unnecessary or inefficient services and the cost of supplies, equipment, space, capital, ideas, time and energy.