Healthcare is an industry that relies heavily on strict, exacting processes. This is a necessity in a critical industry that could spell the difference between life or death.
As a result, optimising these processes takes care and thought. Efficiency is not the only pressing priority in the empathetic processes of healthcare.
To this effect, efficiency can only be treated as a means through which more patients can be reached and better healthcare can be provided. Invisible operations such as procurement must work seamlessly enough for its operations to never be felt.
This is a challenge in a globalised system where efficiency may hinge on one remote set of operations, outsourced for greater efficiency, which leaves healthcare procurement vulnerable to breakdowns.
The danger of efficiency breakdowns in healthcare was apparent during the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020. Avoiding these breakdowns is essential as healthcare moves forward with the lessons learned from the pandemic.
Procurement in healthcare plays an important role in the future of the industry. Ensuring that the supply chain is optimised to streamline the movement of life-saving supplies to the frontline requires the involvement of procurement best practices.
Post-COVID-19, it is imperative to improve procurement in healthcare to boost the quality and efficiency of healthcare provided.
The impact of this will stretch from the ability to care for more patients to the protection of frontline workers and the strengthening of healthcare infrastructure as a whole.
At Kronos Group, we are dedicated to creating sustainable transformation for your critical business functions. Our partnership with industry-leading, source-to-pay suite creator Ivalua has added value to our mission to transform procurement.
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