SCAN Health announced today that they have transitioned their strategic initiatives to HIMSS. SCAN Health is a knowledge mobilization network with a mandate to disseminate knowledge across global jurisdictions to advance and accelerate supply chain transformation in health systems to advance quality, safety and performance.
“We are excited to transition our programs to HIMSS and engage with a wider audience as we continue to guide and prioritize the conversation on supply chain transformation,” said Dr. Anne Snowdon, Scientific Director and CEO, SCAN Health. “Adopting and scaling supply chain best practices in healthcare will reduce medical error, achieve value for patients, improve health system performance, and drive economic growth for companies. These are goals — and challenges — common to health systems in every jurisdiction. By joining HIMSS we can amplify this message and share best practices with healthcare providers, governments and market suppliers around the globe.”
“With the right technologies, processes, and methods, health system supply chains can be much more than just a way to stock storeroom shelves with medical supplies at the lowest cost per unit,” said Hal Wolf, president and CEO of HIMSS. “The SCAN Health community includes more than one hundred partners spanning North America and Europe, and thanks to the incredible work of Dr. Snowdon and the SCAN Health network, we have the opportunity at HIMSS to shine a light on the important role supply chain plays in digital health transformation. We saw the industry enthusiastically embrace the Clinically Integrated Supply Outcomes Model (CISOM) that Dr. Snowdon launched with HIMSS in 2019, and we are excited to continue that momentum as this Maturity Model reaches greater adoption, providing organizations with a strategic roadmap to advance supply chain infrastructure and strengthen quality and safety of care.”
Effective March 31, 2021, HIMSS will deliver SCAN Health’s annual networking event, virtual business case competition, and design competition under the leadership of Dr. Anne Snowdon. These programs will support HIMSS’s mission to reform the global health ecosystem through the power of information and technology.
SCAN Health is an international knowledge translation platform funded by the Government of Canada, Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) and hosted by the University of Windsor’s Odette School of Business. Spanning five countries, including Australia, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada – and with over one hundred partners from industry, healthcare, government and academia – SCAN Health will advance global capacity to adopt and scale best practices in healthcare supply chain to offer traceability of products and care processes from bench to bedside to patient outcomes.
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