Why centralizing your supply chain and pharmacy operations offsite?
As hospitals and health systems struggle to manage growing patient access demands, changing reimbursement models, staff shortage and rising drug costs, a strategy that continues to attract interest is the consolidation and centralization of services lines.
Traditionally viewed as a significant cost center for health systems, pharmacies experience substantial pressure to contribute to cost cutting mandates while not sacrificing service levels or compromising medication availability. Forward-thinking organizations are addressing these challenges by centralizing supply chain and pharmacy operations offsite at consolidated service centers (CSCs).
Consolidated service centers enable health systems to automate and centrally manage inventory and healthcare logistics for all supply chain and ancillary support services. This cost-disruptive model facilitates reduction of supply chain complexity to streamline operations and drive standardization.