Healthcare Supply Chain Best Practices
With our Best Practice Program, IOS commits to help the healthcare industry improve supply chain performance, automation and results.
Establishing standardized methods for purchase order creation is the foundation of seamless and smooth order management processes.
Set goals and take steps to achieve automation: enable efficient and accurate processes; create visibility to enterprise-wide purchasing; bring more of your organization’s spend under management.
Establishing processes specifically for purchase order approval puts the checks and balances in place that help you manage your organization’s purchasing and reduce overspending.
Purchase Order confirmations will help your organization manage by exception, eliminating the need to manage every order, every line item.
Take time on the front end to assemble accurate data for your item master, and you’ll save enormous staff time and costs on the back-end, when your new materials management system is up and running.
To be sure you’ve got the supplies needed for upcoming procedures, perform daily receiving of incoming supplies. You’ll increase system-wide visibility to current inventory, and it’s a key piece of more accurate, automated materials management processes.
Based on workflow and the patient care being delivered, organize your physical spaces to drive efficiencies for your facility!
Improving AP reduces staff time and ensures invoices are correct. Validate that you’ve received the items being billed and the price is correct, plus take advantage of savings opportunities like early pay discounts.