COVID-19 lockdowns in Malaysia slow down medical glove production - MN
The demand for gloves soared during the COVID-19 pandemic and those issues still persist. Now, a nationwide lockdown in Malaysia, which produces most of the world’s gloves, is slowing down production. The lockdown could last for weeks.
What supply chain resiliency actually looks like, Part Two - Medically Necessary
On the previous episode of Medically Necessary, Matt discussed how to increase the resilience of the health care supply chain with leaders from Vizient. On this episode, they discuss recent calls from industry leaders and politicians to produce more medical supplies in the United States.
What supply chain resiliency actually looks like - Medically Necessary
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, politicians and corporate executives vowed to increase supply chain resiliency. Often, the plans to do that are vague. In early 2020, Vizient implemented a program that aims to do something about it.
The health care supply chain for humanitarian aid - Medically Necessary
Under normal circumstances, health care providers simply order the supplies they need. In a disaster, the typical supply channels may not be an option, or health care providers may not be able to afford to buy products. That’s where humanitarian aid distributors step in.
Supply chain enables hospital level care at home - Medically Necessary
On today's episode Matt speaks to Rami Karjian, CEO of Medically Home, about what the supply chain looks like for hospital-to-home programs, how the pandemic changed the health care industry’s perception of those programs and what the future of hospital care might look like.
Tracking drugs through the supply chain - Medically Necessary
Many hospitals use RFID tags to track the location of expensive medical equipment or keep tabs on supply levels of personal protective equipment. The RFID tracking company Impinj hopes to provide better visibility into healthcare supply chains.
Getting COVID-19 vaccines to hard-to-reach patients - Medically Necessary
Many people are getting vaccines from retail pharmacies or mass vaccination sites. However, those locations might be hard for some people to get to, especially if they live far away or have mobility issues. The telepharmacy company AdhereHealth has been working to reach those people by bringing v...
A supply chain for telemedicine - Medically Necessary
Many hospital systems saw telehealth visits skyrocket during 2020, and some providers are expecting telehealth appointments to remain well above pre-pandemic levels. That means health care supply chain professionals will need to adjust.
The pandemic’s effect on the importance of supply chain - Medically Necessary
Some researchers and business leaders believe the pandemic has changed the strategic importance of the supply chain. It used to be that the health care supply chain was all about reducing costs. After the pandemic, that focus has shifted to include resiliency.
FourKite's new partnership with Cardinal Health - Medically Necessary
On today’s episode of Medically Necessary Matt Blois, Health Care supply chain analyst for FreightWaves, speaks with Matt Elenjickal, Founder & CEO of Fourkites, about the company's new partnership with Cardinal Health.
The challenge of scaling up global vaccine production - Medically Necessary
In the inaugural episode of FreightWaves newest show Medically Necessary, Matt Blois speaks with Robert Handfield, Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University, about the enormous challenge of scaling up global vaccine production.