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Orthopaedic device manufacturers face increased pressure to assist their hospital customers with the shift to value and accompanying quality and cost mandates. Hospitals have responded to these pressures by supporting more surgeries with reduced hospital and vendor staff, making the implant management process ripe for errors.
As the Hospital for Special Surgery's Chief of Knee Services since 2006 and Co-Chairman of the Quality Coordinating Committee since 2008, Steven Haas, M.D., has experienced firsthand the way that tremendous inefficiencies in the implant delivery system impact surgical outcomes and lead to greater costs for the hospital and manufacturer. For orthopaedic device company attendees, Haas will offer recommendations to assist hospital partners in meeting quality and cost demands.
During his Keynote Address, Haas will explain how technology can modernize the orthopaedic supply chain, including inventory management and the device labeling process, and eliminate "never events."
We’re at a point in healthcare where every dollar is watched, and a more efficient supply chain could be used to offset the cost of newer or improved implants.