Industry collaboration to advance supply chain capacity in health systems

A collaboration with a global healthcare IT market intelligence, research, and standards organization will help to accelerate the work of the World Health Innovation Network (WIN) and the Supply Chain Advancement Network (SCAN Health) to develop tools to support supply chain transformation in global health systems.

WIN chair and SCAN Health CEO Anne Snowdon announced the partnership with HIMSS Analytics on Tuesday at the firm’s conference in Las Vegas.

Dr. Snowdon, a professor in the Odette School of Business, has developed “Health - Supply Information Maturity Management,” a ground-breaking tool to help health organizations assess their progress towards a strategic supply chain infrastructure that contributes to quality, safety, and sustainability.

HIMSS Analytics will collaborate with Snowdon and her research team to validate the innovative tool, disseminate the findings, and launch the resulting product.

“Partnering with HIMSS gives us tremendous reach into healthcare systems to accelerate the adoption of leading supply chain best practices and to amplify knowledge exchange to improve performance, safety and health outcomes,” she says. “Building on our combined strengths we can create exceptional capacity to scale supply chain innovation generating value for global health systems and populations.”

HIMSS president Hal Wolf calls the partnership an extraordinary opportunity.

“As technology solutions become increasingly integrated, the ability to leverage supply chain tools, processes, and information across global health systems becomes essential to improve performance and population health outcomes,” he says.

Read the formal announcement on the WIN website.

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