Supply chain management

Jul 12, 2021
Non-traditional producers used additive manufacturing — also known as 3D printing — to deliver an estimated 38 million face shield parts, 12 million nasal swabs, 2.5 million ear savers, 241,000 mask parts and 116,000 ventilator parts between Feb. 15 and July 15, 2020, according to a report released…
Jun 30, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration identified 43 new drug and biological product shortages in 2020, down from 51 in 2019, and 86 ongoing shortages from prior years, according to the agency’s latest annual report to Congress on the issue.
Jun 15, 2021
Navv Systems Inc., born out of Henry Ford Health System, will use the injection of a $3.2 million venture capital seed round to bolster its pipeline of health care systems focused on better tracking of equipment and personnel, as well as helping patients and visitors better navigate complex…
Jun 8, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services will establish a public-private consortium to increase U.S. production of essential medicines and active pharmaceutical ingredients, the White House announced.
May 27, 2021
The AHA urges Congress and the Biden Administration to take steps to strengthen the nation’s medical supply chain. America’s hospitals and health systems rely on the efficient and timely delivery of supplies so they in turn can deliver safe and effective care, especially in times of emergency. We…
May 19, 2021
To strengthen the nation’s medical supply chain for future public health emergencies, Congress should take steps to diversify the manufacturing and supply of critical raw materials; support reuse and reprocessing technologies; invest in developing new products and data standards to detect shortages…
May 19, 2021
A strong and reliable medical supply chain is a critical and integral component to delivering safe and effective high quality care to patients; however, it has become increasingly clear that the level of fragility across our national medical supply chain is unsustainable and poses significant risk…
May 5, 2021
While certain health care supply chain pressures remain during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are notable improvements, particularly in the area of collaboration.
May 5, 2021
While certain health care supply chain pressures remain, there are notable improvements, particularly in the area of collaboration, writes Mike Schiller, senior director of supply chain for the AHA’s Association for Health Care Resource and Materials Management.