Supply Waste

What Hospital Systems Can Learn from Grocers on Expiration Date Management

Hospital systems have an expiration date management problem. However, they’re not the only industry facing serious challenges when it comes to keeping inventory up to date and safe for their patients (or in other industries: their customers).  Expiration date management is also a major hurdle for the grocery industry. As you can imagine, grocery store…

3 Expiration Date Management Challenges Facing Hospital Systems

Healthcare costs continue to rise, and turnover is affecting hospitals at an alarming rate. We don’t need to tell you this – as an operations manager at a hospital system, you’re all too aware of the challenges facing your organization each and every day. However, with industry-wide issues looming over you, are you having trouble…

How to Institute a Waste-Free Physician Culture

Hospital systems are notorious hotbeds of hoarding and waste. Studies have been published in recent years that showcased just how bad the problem is to the tune of $765 billion worth of supplies wasted every year. The truth is, these bad habits have simply become part of physician culture. Waste is not something that many…

How to Reduce Hoarding Habits in Hospitals

“Have you tried checking Mitch’s cart?” If you’re looking for a missing supply in your hospital, you’ve probably heard this response. It’s common for supplies and equipment to leave the supply room and never return, even if they haven’t been used. Nurses and physicians gather and (whether they know it or not) hide the tools…

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Hospitals Have a Supply Waste Problem

Hospitals are massive, complex organizations, relying on the cooperation and collaboration of multiple departments in order to run smoothly. Patient care is of the utmost importance, so, understandably, much of a hospital’s collective brainpower goes toward making sure that patients are being treated up to the level of the hospital’s highest standards.

However, this necessary focus on patient care results in other aspects of a hospital’s operations being put on the backburner. Tasks like inventory management aren’t prioritized, and issues like supply waste become all too common.