By Paul Homchick-Oracle on Oct 16, 2014
As the Baby Boom generation ages increasing demand, and the Patient
Protect and Affordable Care Act changes the landscape, healthcare
providers are being driven to make changes to survive.With 38 hospitals
in six states and 17,000 doctors and 48,000 nurses, Kaiser Permanente
provides healthcare to more than 9.5 million members, and is one of the
largest healthcare providers in the country.
Kaiser Permanente has been on a multi-year journey to transform their supply chain from an afterthought, to making it a critical player in the organization’s competitiveness - central to reducing costs and improving patient outcomes. Kaiser Permanente executives presented the details of their initiative at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco in late September. Steve Banker attended the presentation and wrote up what he learned in Forbes Magazine. Here is an example.[Read More]