Pursuing the ‘Responsible’ Supply Chain
Source: Healthcare Purchasing News
Author: Rick Dana Barlow
Healthcare organizations increasingly have grown to recognize the financial, operational and social features, costs and benefits of sustainability as a business strategy as well as a patient service. It’s a “green” issue that can lead to “in-the-black” outcomes.
[One such] trend is expansion of reprocessed devices, instruments and supplies — these resources are heavily regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, divert waste from landfills, and typically help organizations to lower their supply costs which, in turn, may help control the cost of health care.