Longwoods publishes WIN’s research on healthcare supply chain transformation

On February 6, the Longwoods Publishing Corporation featured case studies by the World Health Innovation Network (WIN) in their prestigious publication, Healthcare Quarterly.

These case studies, focused on Alberta Health Services, Canada, the National Health Service, England and Mercy Health, U.S., provide an analysis of supply chain implementation within publicly funded and privatized health systems. Empirical results reveal that supply chain processes, based on global standards, improve safety, quality and strengthen health system performance.

These papers examine the different implementation strategies used by global health system leaders, and provide evidence of the tremendous impact and value of a clinically integrated supply chain as a strategic asset for health systems to strengthen quality, and safety at a sustainable cost. Strong and bold leadership as well as the engagement of clinician leadership are two key conditions required to implement successful transformation of supply chain infrastructure to achieve these outcomes. Data was derived from observation, public reports, audited financial statements, online publications and key informant interviews.

Dr. Snowdon will present key findings from these case studies at the HIMSS19 Global Conference & Exhibition in Orlando on Monday, February 11.

WIN conducts research with leading organizations to create the real-world evidence of the impact and value of supply chain transformation in health systems. 

Please click here to access: Clinically Integrated Supply Chain Infrastructure in Health Systems: The Opportunity to Improve Quality and Safety.

Please click here to access: Supply Chain Transformation in the Alberta Health Services.

Please click here to access: Supply Chain Transformation in the Mercy Health System.

Please click here to access: Supply Chain Transformation in the UK National Health Service.


The World Health Innovation Network (WIN) is based at the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor. WIN brokers partnerships between key stakeholders to source, embed and scale innovations in health systems. WIN develops the evidence of impact and scalability across health systems and disseminates this information to accelerate health system transformation, drive economic growth and improve patient outcomes.

SCAN Health is an international knowledge translation platform funded by the Government of Canada, Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) and hosted by the University of Windsor’s Odette School of Business. Spanning five countries, including Australia, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada – and with over one hundred partners from industry, healthcare, government and academia – SCAN Health will advance global capacity to adopt and scale best practices in healthcare supply chain to offer traceability of products and care processes from bench to bedside to patient outcomes.

Longwoods publishes academic and scientific research related to health sciences and healthcare. Leaders in healthcare management, practice, education, research and product development find Longwoods a fundamental resource for innovations, knowledge and learning. We are thrilled that they are publishing our research within their distinguished journal.

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