Welcome to this week’s edition of SpendVu’s healthcare IT and supply chain related news.

Join us weekly for a new post featuring select industry related articles that we find interesting, controversial, and/or enlightening.

  1. New Book Positions a Clinically Integrated Supply Chain as Critical to Improving Patient Outcomes.
  2. 2018 Industry Predictions From Women in Health IT Leaders. 
  3. In San Francisco this week, the 36th Annual J.P. Morgan HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE.

#1: “New Book Positions a Clinically Integrated Supply Chain as Critical to Improving Patient Outcomes.”

Article Synopsis: “A new year is an excellent time to reflect on our current state and future ambitions. A hospital’s ability to take a more strategic approach to product selection, looking for the best value rather than simply the lowest price, begins with the supply chain”, says lead consulting editor Christopher O’Connor for the newly released book The Healthcare Supply Chain: Best Practices for Operating at the Intersection of Cost, Quality, and Outcomes. The featured title provides guidance for how supply chain professionals can offer more meaningful value to their organizations by expanding their focus beyond product costs to examine all healthcare delivery costs and their correlation to care quality and financial outcomes.

Read More At: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwbooks/article/New-Book-Positions-a-Clinically-Integrated-Supply-Chain-as-Critical-to-Improving-Patient-Outcomes-20180104

 

#2: “2018 Industry Predictions From Women in Health IT Leaders”

By Jessica Davis

Article Synopsis:  To get a better sense of what the industry can expect going forward, Healthcare IT News asked some of the influential leadership what they felt would be the biggest focuses in 2018. Consumerism. Patient safety. Privacy and security. Enforcement. And an increase in cyber-attacks will be top of mind in the next twelve months.

Read More At:  http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/2018-industry-predictions-women-health-it-leaders

 

#3: “In San Francisco this week, the 36th Annual J.P. Morgan HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE”

Article Synopsis:  The annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference is the largest and most informative healthcare investment symposium in the industry, bringing together industry leaders, emerging fast-growth companies, innovative technology creators, and members of the investment community.

Keynote speaker Bill Gates on Monday, January 8th.

Read More At:  https://www.jpmorgan.com/global/healthcareconference