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Health Care Supply Chain Management
Elements, Operations, and Strategies

Author(s): Gerald (Jerry) R. Ledlow, PhD, MHA, FACHE, Professor and Chair of Health Care Policy, Economics and Management, School of Community and Rural Health, University of Texas Health Science Center Northeast, Tyler, Texas
Karl Manrodt, PhD, Director, Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Georgia College & State University
David Schott, DrPH, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University
  • ISBN-13: 9781284081855
  • Paperback    400 pages      © 2017
Price: $97.95 US List
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Supplies currently account for up to 45% of a healthcare organization’s annual operating expense. The supply chain ensures that the technology of care is available to the health care professional at the right time, at the right place and in sufficient quantity and quality for superior health outcomes for patients within the health system.  As such, a clear understanding of the workings of the healthcare supply chain is vital to successful healthcare management today.

Health Care Supply Chain Management examines supply chain management within the unique context of healthcare services delivery. The authors, with over 60 years combined experience in healthcare administration, supply chain, and academia, examine the critical topics of sourcing, logistics, security and compliance, purchasing, storage and inventory management, distribution, vendor management, as well as future challenges in health care.

Students of health administration, public administration, public health, nursing and other allied health professions will learn the most current and effective methods for the management of the supply chain that will contribute to success in the delivery and financing of healthcare services.

Key Features:

  • Offers an overview of the elements of the healthcare supply chain
  • Examines both the operational and the strategic aspects of supply chain management
  • Includes a discussion of the integration of the supply chain with the clinical delivery of care
  • Provides a sound basis of knowledge for students so that healthcare supply chain improvements can be achieved for the mutual benefit of the healthcare industry
About the Authors  
  Chapter  1  The Healthcare Supply Chain
  Chapter  2  Acquiring
  Chapter  3  Moving, Storing, and Dispensing
  Chapter  4  Dispensing at Points of Care, Security and Compliance in the Supply Chain
  Chapter  5  Informing: Information Systems in the Healthcare Supply Chain
  Chapter  6  Operations of Acquiring
  Chapter  7  Operations of Storing: Storage and Inventory Management
  Chapter  8  Operations of Dispensing: Distribution to Points of Care
  Chapter  9  Leading the Healthcare Supply Chain
  Chapter  10  Building a Culture of Healthcare Supply Chain Excellence: Leading, Planning, Managing, Deciding, and Learning
  Chapter  11  Measuring Compatibility Gaps in Relationships and Business Models That Influence Strategy
  Chapter  12  Lessons To Transform Healthcare Contract Performance: Transaction Cost Economics
  Chapter  13  The Health Leader, Information, Decisions and Creating a Knowledge Culture in the Supply Chain: The 4 Ps of Health Analytics Adoption
  Chapter  14  A Synthesis of Healthcare Supply Chain Value

Gerald (Jerry) R. Ledlow, PhD, MHA, FACHE-Professor and Chair of Health Care Policy, Economics and Management, School of Community and Rural Health, University of Texas Health Science Center Northeast, Tyler, Texas

Dr. Gerald (Jerry) R. Ledlow, as a board-certified healthcare executive and Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, has led team members and managed resources in health organizations for more than 29 years, including 15 years as a practitioner and over 14 years as an academically based teacher–scholar. He has successfully held a variety of positions: (1) executive-level positions in corporate and military health systems in the areas of clinical operations, managed care, supply chain and logistics, information systems, and facility management; (2) management positions in health services, medical materials, and the supply chain; and (3) various academic leadership positions as the director of doctoral programs at two universities, director of academic affairs, director of student services, and director of the center for survey research and health information, as well as holding tenured faculty positions at two doctoral research universities. Dr. Ledlow earned his PhD in organizational leadership from the University of Oklahoma, a master of health administration degree from Baylor University, and a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the Virginia Military Institute. He has held tenured graduate faculty positions at Central Michigan University and Georgia Southen University and is currently Professor and Chair of the Healthcare Policy, Economics, and Management Department in the School of Community and Rural Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center Northeast in Tyler, Texas.

Dr. Ledlow has taught 24 different graduate-level courses, including teaching doctoral- and master’s-level students in the topic of health leadership. “Dr. Jerry” (as his students call him) has made presentations on health-related topics and health leadership models and applications across the globe; he has presented to a myriad of audiences internationally, nationally, and locally. He has published in many venues (e.g., journals, book chapters) and has been author, contributing author, editor, and reviewer for several books.

Dr. Ledlow is married to his beautiful wife, Silke, and has three fantastic daughters, Sarah, Rebecca, and Miriam. He is a regional editor for the Journal of Global Business and Technology, is on several publication review teams, and participates as a member of various task forces and committees internationally, nationally, and at the state level. Years ago, Dr. Jerry was a National Registry-certified emergency management technician as a volunteer and was deployed to combat zones as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps.

He received the Federal Sector Managed Care Executive of the Year Award in 1998 and the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Regent’s Award in 1997 and in 2003. His interests are health industry oriented and focus on the areas of leadership, management, decision sciences, supply chain and logistics, community preparedness for terrorism and disasters, socioeconomic constructs of health and community health status, and any project that has the potential to improve the health of communities through moral, effective, efficient, and efficacious health leadership and management practices.

Additional Titles by this Author

Karl Manrodt, PhD-Director, Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Georgia College & State University

David Schott, DrPH-Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University

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