Key challenges that have plagued healthcare organizations for years – cost management, workforce productivity and realizing synergies from consolidation – are amplified, at a time when you can ill-afford added burden.
To succeed fast and prove value, healthcare leaders and CSCOs are adopting key technologies like AI, machine learning, control towers and blockchain to achieve a step change in their supply chain organizations. Here’s how:
- End-to-end visibility. A control tower functions as an integrated layer on top of data silos with connectors to external data sources, providing the visibility you need to reduce supply and demand imbalance and improve service levels for patients.
- Intelligent forecasting and demand sensing. By combining AI and a supply chain control tower, you can tap into the right data to play out scenarios, make better decisions faster and improve forecast accuracy.
- Touchless planning. Working with your current technology investments, intelligent workflows and control towers can span multiple systems, applications and data sources to deliver a non-intrusive approach to orchestrate and manage processes.
- Collaborative ecosystem. Connect with your supply chain stakeholders and take immediate actions to resolve issues in real time with a plug and play integration solution, and blockchain-enabled collaboration drives transparency and trust so you can make better, faster decisions with sensitivity to patient needs.
- Elevated planning experience. Personalized dashboards serve up a near real-time picture of inventory wherever it resides, and a virtual assistant provides responses to issues based on your supply chain data using natural language search, delivering significant improvements in efficiency and effectiveness.
A more resilient supply chain helps you to drive higher patient care and maintain optimal costs. It also serves as a springboard to digital transformation initiatives that modernize the patient journey and improve outcomes – integration with electronic health record (EHR) systems, contactless and home-based care solutions, and wearable devices, to name a few.
Hospitals and health systems are rethinking how they operate in an increasingly dynamic environment. Let IBM show you how we can help.