Post-PHE Insights for Hospital Success from Elevate Supply and Expense Management Solutions

Susan Dorsey
Susan Dorsey
VP, Portfolio Development

As the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) draws to a close, healthcare organizations are grappling with the need for strategic adaptations to ensure sustained success. Our recent playbook “The End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: Strategies for Success in Operations, Pharmacy, Supply Chain, and Workforce,” explores the nuances of post-PHE healthcare. Elevate Supply and Expense Management Solutions’ experts uncover insights into hospital operations, supply chain management, pharmacy strategies, workforce management, and opportunities in non-acute settings to help hospitals remain resilient.

Hospital Operations

The playbook underscores the importance of adaptability in hospital operations post-PHE. Hospitals are urged to pivot towards dynamic operational models that prioritize resilience, responsiveness, and patient-centered care. Addressing the challenges of post-COVID conditions, you’ll learn the importance of adopting patient-centered strategies, efficient assessment protocols, and holistic support to ensure long-term adaptability.

Supply Chain Operations Management

The pandemic exposed vulnerabilities in healthcare supply chains, prompting a critical reevaluation of inventory management strategies. The playbook advocates for a shift from traditional just-in-time programs to more balanced approaches. It highlights the importance of data-driven inventory levels, replenishment, and emphasizes proper procedures in inventory management. Lessons from Elevate showcase the importance of diversification and proactive measures to ensure a viable supply chain.

Pharmacy and Medication Management

The playbook emphasizes the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) continued commitment to prioritize treatments for emergency use, even after the conclusion of the PHE. It distinguishes between FDA-approved drugs and those authorized under emergency use authorizations (EUAs). It’s crucial to understand key considerations in the pharmacy landscape during the post-PHE transition, as the playbook reveals.

Workforce Management

Effective workforce management is crucial for healthcare organizations navigating post-PHE complexities. Elevate emphasizes the need for robust reporting systems, specific key performance indicators, and actionable strategies at the managerial level. You can look forward to gaining insight on how to ensure adaptability in the face of fluctuating demands and evolving patient needs.

Optimizing Opportunities in Non-Acute Settings

As the PHE concludes, the playbook explores opportunities for health organizations in non-acute settings. Steps include roster accuracy with group purchasing organizations (GPOs), identifying applicable contracts, leveraging purchasing data access, and continuously addressing unique challenges. By fully understanding and addressing these steps and challenges, organizations can strategically optimize opportunities, ensuring sustained cost savings and efficient supply chain operations.

The insights from our recent playbook offer a roadmap for healthcare organizations to navigate the post-COVID world successfully. By emphasizing patient-centered care, adaptable operational models, and robust management practices, healthcare entities can overcome immediate hurdles and thrive in the evolving healthcare landscape.

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