Introduction to Health Care Supply Chain: Supply Chain Basics (Part I)


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Introduction to Health Care Supply Chain: Supply Chain Basics introduces the fundamentals of health care supply chain management and its flow of products, information and money. This four-module self-directed course leads learners to outline health care supply chain’s core services, the principles of provider/supplier partnerships and subsequent internal customer support. The course provides an in-depth look at the functions of a health care supply chain including planning, sourcing, contracting, buying, receiving, and paying and how optimization and execution ultimately leads to improved patient care and higher reimbursement outcomes, leading still to continued improvement of insight and structure.

This online course is highly recommended for those new to the field as they begin to understand the complex inter-professional nature of supply chain and the urgent need of its services

Learning Objectives:

  • List the core services of the health care supply chain and their functions
  • Explain the basic principles of internal customer and supplier engagement to propel the supply chain forward in your organization
  • Consider how the core services work together to serve in the interest of patient care

Register for Part II of this two-part eLearning course, Introduction to Health Care Supply Chain: Strategizing and Using Your Resources, to dig deeper into structure and strategies that all health care supply chains require.


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