NEHTA continues to drive Supply Chain uptake
- Created on Friday, 19 April 2013
With almost 300,000 uniquely identified products on NEHTA's National Product Catalogue, the next stage toward eProcurement is increasing the use of unique identifiers of locations in the supply chain.
The importance of expanding the network of Global Location Numbers to all suppliers and buyers in healthcare is critical for providing the tools to ensure delivery of the right products to the right client at the right time to the right place and for the right price. This ensures that all parties have the ability to benefit from efficiencies, cost savings and enhanced productivity and in turn continuity of care to their clients. To help achieve this NEHTA has released its Global Location Number Uptake Strategy.
NEHTA is also working closely with the small to medium enterprise (SME) market to drive supply chain uptake.
The NEHTA Supply Chain team is hosting an industry briefing on Wednesday 22 May 2013 for solution providers with applications to address the SME market. The solutions will be aimed at ensuring access to the National Product Catalogue and eProcurement for SMEs in the healthcare supply chain. The applications will address the needs of both buyers and suppliers and will follow guidelines created by the NEHTA Supply Chain team and the Supply Chain Reform Group.
A workshop will follow immediately after the briefing to address any concerns or issues raised and to further develop an industry wide Business as Usual approach to the use of NEHTA guidelines for eProcurement in the healthcare supply chain.
Attendees will include solution providers from a variety of Australian and international organisations and aims to provide significant benefit to more than 100,000 SME healthcare buyers and suppliers.
Due to the unsustainable increases in the cost of providing healthcare, all healthcare providers are searching for ways to reduce costs and deliver efficiencies in their businesses. Implementing global standards inside this Supply Chain reform eliminates the potential for order errors, counterfeit products, stock outs, excessive freight costs and laborious manual processes.
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