Healthcare Purchasing Challenges During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Recently, nearly every U.S. state experienced a coronavirus pandemic shutdown lasting several months. As a result, lucrative elective medical procedures stopped bringing in much-needed revenue for community hospitals and healthcare providers. In addition to losing substantial income, the pandemic triggered major disruptions to the global hospital supply chain. Smaller hospitals soon ran short on key medications, personal protective equipment (PPE) and standard medical supplies normally shipped from China. Smaller hospitals can overcome many healthcare purchasing challenges simply by partnering with a group purchasing organization like CHC Supply Trust. But there...