According to data from Kaufman Hall, hospitals and health systems were spending 21% more on supplies, 37% more on medicines, and 19% more on staff per patient at the end of 2021 than before the COVID pandemic. -19. How are healthcare providers responding to the persistence of labor, supply chain, and other economic concerns? Many are investing in new technologies and digital tools to reduce costs while improving care outcomes, coordination, and the overall patient and clinician experience. To stay nimble and resilient, supply chain and logistics experts are looking for new sources and partnerships to equip hospitals with life-saving drugs, medical devices and other materials. Many consumer and supplier advocates are also pushing for greater transparency around costs and pricing to help. In this webinar, panelists will share lessons learned since the onset of COVID and offer an innovation blueprint for future operational challenges for rural, suburban and urban centers.
This webinar is part of Healthcare of Tomorrow, a series of virtual events from US News & World Report for hospital and healthcare system executives and other industry leaders to discuss shared priorities, best practices and perspectives on the future of the country’s health system and care delivery.