Interviews

Advice from Hospital Supply Chain Leaders to Hospital Supply Chain Leaders

Advice from Hospital Supply Chain Leaders to Hospital Supply Chain Leaders

January 28, 2017
We asked 4 hospital supply chain leaders what advice they would offer to others in the healthcare supply chain. Their answers ranged from "be engaged" to "leverage technology" to "keep patients at the the center."
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Video Case Study: Adventist HealthCare using InnerTrack with Receiving

Video Case Study: Adventist HealthCare using InnerTrack with Receiving

Recently, Chad Jones, CMRP, Supply Chain Operations Manager at Adventist HealthCare, identified a need to replace manual receiving processes with new technology. Recently, Chad spoke with JumpTech about their implementation and use of InnerTrack. 
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Video Case Study: Anne Arundel Medical Center using InnerTrack with Receiving

Video Case Study: Anne Arundel Medical Center using InnerTrack with Receiving

The team at Anne Arundel Medical Center wanted to replace their manual receiving processes with new technology that would increase automation and visibility. Dena Jackson, Director, Supply Chain and Sustainability at AAMC, discusses the progress made and benefits of using InnerTrack with Receiving.
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 Video Case Study: Chesapeake Regional Healthcare using JumpStock

Video Case Study: Chesapeake Regional Healthcare using JumpStock

Having recently implemented new EMR and ERP systems, Seth Larson, CMRP, Director, Supply Chain Management, identified a gap - tying product consumption to patient care to build a foundation for cost, quality and outcomes. The team selected JumpStock and as a result, have also improved their overall inventory management processes. 
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Video Case Study: Riverside Health System using InnerTrack

Video Case Study: Riverside Health System using InnerTrack

Riverside Health System includes many types of organizations, generally located within a 150 mile radius of the Riverside Regional Medical Center. Thomas McVey, Director, Operations/Logistics Supply Chain Management, needed a more efficient way to manage and track packages as they are picked-up and delivered within the health system.
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What's Missing from Today's Hospital IT Systems?

What's Missing from Today's Hospital IT Systems?

Most hospitals have an ERP system in place, yet still have stock-outs, hoarding, over-stocking and waste. Legacy technology doesn't always support more efficient and accurate processes. John Freund, CEO, Jump Technologies explains how we can get to better processes that deliver results hospitals need.
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Do Hospitals Really Have Supply Chain Problems?

Do Hospitals Really Have Supply Chain Problems?

Hospitals have worked for years to overcome their supply chain challenges, yet some problems linger on. John Freund, CEO, Jump Technologies, discusses the inventory problems hospitals still must overcome.
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What's the Significant Inventory Management Challenge Hospitals Still Face?

What's the Significant Inventory Management Challenge Hospitals Still Face?

Even with supply chain technology and processes, stock-outs occur. Hospitals experience hoarding, maverick spending, and waste as items expire due to overstocking. Hospitals need accurate, actionable data and visibility to true item velocity.
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What Must Hospitals do to Succeed in Today's Environment?

What Must Hospitals do to Succeed in Today's Environment?

John Freund, CEO, Jump Technologies believes hospitals must look at supply chain differently and simplify. Old processes and technologies cause complicated supply chain processes. Hospitals need a better understanding of accurate item velocity with actionable reporting, so they can support their clinical team needs.
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About Jump Technologies

About Jump Technologies

With over 10,000 customers in a number of different industries, Jump Technologies is bringing cloud-based technology solutions to hospital inventory management. JumpTech brings experience from a wide range of industries and a unique perspective to supply chain issues and processes.
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Advantages of Cloud Technology

Advantages of Cloud Technology

Is the cloud safe, is it reliable? John Freund, CEO, Jump Technologies says, "It can be safe, it can reliable. But it depends on the steps the cloud technology vendor takes to ensure safety and reliability." The cloud delivers many advantages, including lower IT costs and resource requirements, ongoing system upgrades, and speed to implement.
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What Change is on the Horizon for Hospitals?

What Change is on the Horizon for Hospitals?

A lot of technology change is coming to healthcare. Hospitals need to look for technology vendors that can keep pace with the change that's occurring and delivery new technologies like cloud and mobile into the hospital in safe, cost-effective and easy-to-adopt ways.
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What's Holding Back Hospitals?

What's Holding Back Hospitals?

Hospitals are held back by old business processes, combined with dated and ineffective technology. Looking at things differently will help hospitals find better ways to things, with greater impact and financial benefits.
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How are Hospitals Progressing Toward the CQO Movement?

How are Hospitals Progressing Toward the CQO Movement?

Cost, Quality and Outcomes (CQO) is the future of supply chain management. Technology can help by delivering big data. Using the cloud, we can deliver cleansed and aggregated data in such a way that we can identify trends and benchmarks that support a broad CQO effort.
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What is the Future State Supply Chain?

What is the Future State Supply Chain?

We'll see the conversation shift from supply chain management to inventory management, as supply chain leaders find new ways to support their clinicial teams. In the future state, we achieve right product, right place, right time, and the supply chain team gets critical information they need to plan and act.
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Which Inventory Management Approach is

Which Inventory Management Approach is "Right?"

There's no single approach to inventory management. Instead, supply chain leaders are looking at how to match their inventory management process to the needs of clinical teams around the hospital. Today's cloud- and mobile-based technology can support the approach that will best meet the clinician's - and in turn patient's - needs.
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Should Supply Chain Involve Clinicians in Designing Inventory Management Processes?

Should Supply Chain Involve Clinicians in Designing Inventory Management Processes?

John Freund, CEO, Jump Technologies has seen smart supply chain leaders make real progress, delivering significant benefits to their organization by teaming with nursing leaders to design and implement inventory management processes. 
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What Will Change in Hospitals in the Next 3-5 Years?

What Will Change in Hospitals in the Next 3-5 Years?

Mobile devices are the way of the future, for business that takes place all over the hospital and even across the healthcare organization, extending out to wherever care is delivered. John Freund, CEO, Jump Technologies, says we see new devices with much broader acceptance and uses.
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An Example of Supply Chain and Nursing Teamwork

An Example of Supply Chain and Nursing Teamwork

A hospital in Pennsylvania needed a new approach to manage supplies in the ED. Nurses gave the old system a 10% satisfaction rating. The supply chain leader brought together a team and designed new processes that have resulted un cost savings, greater efficiency, and over 90% nursing satisfaction.
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What Data is Needed for Better Inventory Management Decisions?

What Data is Needed for Better Inventory Management Decisions?

We all talk about the need for actionable data, but in inventory management, what data is needed for better decisions? First, it's velocity data based on actual usage. Next, an environment that allows a user to shift metrics and change days of supply and PAR levels. A smart system provides recommendations that improve results.
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