One of the greatest challenges facing global healthcare systems is patient safety. Medical error has now become the third leading cause of death in North America, right behind heart disease and cancer. These adverse events are devastating for patients and their families – and they are very costly to the organization and the healthcare system.
Many other industries have improved safety and efficiency by implementing supply chain best practices that track and trace products and processes from manufacturer to the end-user. The lack of strategic supply chain management in the world’s healthcare systems makes it difficult to meet growing patient demands for safe care while improving efficiency, managing costs and achieving value for patients.
Clinical supply chain processes could transform the care delivery environment to ensure that adverse events are much less likely to take place.
Build a community of practice to establish a formalized knowledge mobilization and research platform to connect, inform and mobilize the collective expertise of healthcare supply chain stakeholders across Canada. Our partners span across various domains of knowledge including supply chain, operations and logistics, social determinants of health, health economics, policy, health systems, clinicians, citizen advocacy groups, and federal and provincial government.