Clinical Integration Secret Revealed

We in supply chain management have been hearing the term “clinical integration” for years, but do we have a clear definition of what it means? We thought we would give you our take on it. We see the definition as “giving control of your healthcare organization’s supply chain expenses to the people who have the most influence over it – your clinicians.” This can be accomplished in many ways, such as, having clinicians as members of your value analysis teams, providing them with the tools to manage their own supply expenses, and giving them the evidence that they have anomalies in their supply spend. This way they can control their own destiny!