COVID-19 has provided a steep learning curve for healthcare systems managing their supply chain. In a flash, PPE became as difficult to acquire as a popular child’s toy at the holidays. In this episode of SoundPractice we speak with Dr. Thomas Tsai about his experience and research on supply chains. Dr. Thomas Tsai is a surgeon and health policy researcher in the Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
How can hospital leaders work with clinicians on safety across the supply chain including delivering care and measuring care? How to look at human capital as a supply chain factor, investing in the pipeline for a robust workforce? How can healthcare systems predict short term demands upon the supply chain? What unintended consequences did the suspension of elective procedures trigger? This episode will help your organization prepare for the next unexpected surge in demand for care.
Dr. Thomas Tsai
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