The work of the Supply Chain Advancement Network in Health (SCAN Health) is more important than ever, says its scientific director and CEO, Anne Snowdon.
“Today, health systems are struggling to manage a pandemic sweeping across every jurisdiction in the world,” she writes in the organization’s 2019 annual report, posted Tuesday to its website.
“An integrated and digital supply chain infrastructure leverages predictive analytics to enable clinicians and supporting staff to track and trace all aspects of a healthcare journey to ensure healthcare provider teams have the products and equipment required to deliver safe and high-quality patient care.”
Among the year’s highlights identified in the report are:
- The Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Monitoring Committee awarded SCAN Health an exceptional score for progress in 2018-19 and noted its approach could be adopted as a model for other areas.
- Dr. Snowdon mobilized knowledge of supply chain best practices in health systems through presentations around the world, including events in Australia, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Thailand, and the United States, as well as Canada.
- At the Asia Pacific conference of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Snowdon explored how the Clinically Integrated Supply Outcomes Model is bringing supply chain and clinical teams together to realize quantifiable and sustainable value-based care for patients and families.