Steve Herz // Supply ChainLess is More: Syft Synergy 4.5 Release Simplifies Steps to Optimize Workflows

Thanks to input from our hospital partners, the new Syft Synergy 4.5 release supports more efficient workflows for supply chain and clinical users and a new, more intuitive mobile interface reduces steps and simplifies tasks in warehouse and distribution centers. 5 Minute Read | Learn More

Todd Plesko // Supply ChainGHX + Syft: The Next Link in the Chain

Syft is now a wholly owned subsidiary of GHX, operator of healthcare’s largest cloud-based supply chain network that connects tens of thousands of healthcare organizations. As part of GHX, we’ve joined a strong and innovative community of more than 4,500 hospitals and suppliers in North America, as well as more than 1,500 providers and 350 suppliers in Europe. 3 Minute Read | Learn More

Lori Martin // ClinicalWhy Optimizing the Supply Chain Matters Most to Nurses

Clinical labor costs increased 8% from 2019 through August 2021, which equates to $17 million for a 500-bed hospital annually, according to research reported by Becker’s. The cost burden is even higher for hospitals that are asking staff to work a significant amount of overtime, or that are turning to agency staff to help fill clinical gaps. What does this have to do with the hospital supply chain? Everything. 6 Minute Read | Learn More

Whitney St. Pierre // Clinical & Supply Chain Finally, a Kanban System That Works for Nurses

In a recent interview with a senior nursing director at a 10-hospital health system, I had the opportunity to hear first-hand how their clinicians are using and benefitting from the Syft Synergy 2-bin Kanban inventory management system. The Syft Kanban solution has been adopted by 8 of the 10 hospitals and medical centers that make up this East Coast-based network. 5 Minute Read | Learn More

Whitney St. Pierre // Decedent Affairs & Risk ManagementThe Most Overlooked Risk Management Area in Your Hospital

It’s estimated that one large hospital receives more than 35,000 calls per year and juggles between 6,000-14,000 documents related to deceased patient processing alone. Managing these communications and guiding decedent patients from the proclamation of death to the funeral parlor is a massive, people-and-paper undertaking. 6 Minute Read | Learn More

Whitney St. Pierre // Clinical Four Ways to Engage Nurses in Supply Chain Optimization Initiatives

Supplies follow a long pathway through the hospital, from the warehouse to the clinical care team. As a critical end user, nurses have unique visibility into supply chain inefficiencies and problems. This is one of many reasons it’s so critical for hospital leaders to incorporate nurses’ input before embarking on a supply chain improvement initiative. 4 Minute Read | Learn More

Steve Herz // Supply ChainPreserving Your ERP as the Source of Truth: 6 Reasons It’s Critical for Your Supply Chain Platform

Healthcare supply chain management (SCM) is extremely complex. At Syft, we strive to make it easier for you in a variety of ways. One is by focusing on augmenting and enhancing your ERP, rather than disrupting it. While many inventory management providers implement technology that works separately from your ERP—creating a duplicate copy of data and periodically synching it with your ERP—we view your ERP as your single source of truth. 4 Minute Read | Learn More

Lee Smith // ClinicalTop Supply Documentation Challenges Nurses Face and How To Solve Them

As the conduit between patients and care, nurses have many critical responsibilities. One of the many tasks in a nurse’s day is properly documenting supplies, however, for many nurses, this is laborious and time consuming. In fact, a recent survey of 100 hospital nurses and frontline leaders found that more than 85% have difficulty documenting supplies used during procedures. 4 Minute Read | Learn More

Lee Smith // ClinicalAre Your Physician Preference Cards a Recipe for Success or a Recipe for Disaster?

How accurate are the physician preference cards in your OR? A recent survey conducted by Sage Growth Partners of 100 frontline OR nurses and OR leaders found that only 3% said their hospital’s preference cards are always accurate. That means 97% of nurses are dealing with inaccurate preference cards. 4 Minute Read | Learn More

Kishore Bala // Supply ChainSelecting a Cloud-Based Supply Chain Management Solution

Hospitals across the country are evaluating their options when it comes to transitioning to a Cloud-based supply chain management solution. From an infrastructure and resource-optimization perspective, the advantages of the cloud over on-premise solutions are clear. 4 Minute Read | Learn More

Whitney St. Pierre // Supply ChainBy the Count: Hospital Inventory Management Services Ramp Up

When hospitals struggled with significant clinical, pharmacy, and warehouse inventory management challenges during the pandemic, Syft ramped up its services like never before 5 Minute Read | Learn More

Whitney St. Pierre // Supply ChainTen Hospital Inventory Management Tips for 2021

Hospital supply chain and inventory management leaders faced unprecedented challenges in 2020. To help your hospital start off 2021 on the right foot, we asked hospital supply chain management and healthcare inventory management experts to weigh in. Here’s what they said: 7 Minute Read | Learn More

Fierce Healthcare // Supply ChainHospitals Use Supply Chain Analytics to Recover from COVID-19 Losses

New opportunities have emerged for hospitals and health systems to not only recover from those losses, but also simultaneously establish cost-saving initiatives in the perioperative area by using optimized supply chain analytics. 7 Minute Read | Learn More

Todd Plesko // Supply ChainWhy Hospitals Need Syft Synergy 4.3 - Control the leaks in your supply chain

For the first time, Syft is offering a few of its most popular dashboards and analytics as a standalone package leveraging data provided by the hospital. 7 Minute Read | Learn More

Lee Smith // Decedent AffairsThe Unrealized Value of Managing Patients After Death in the Hospital

Hospitals strive to deliver quality care at every stage of a patient’s experience – across the full continuum. This continuum doesn’t end after a patient’s death. 6 Minute Read | Learn More

Steve Herz // Decedent AffairsLeveraging a Supply Chain Platform to Manage Hospital Decedent Affairs

In the fall of 2019, one of our long-time customers presented us with a question that would ultimately inspire us to develop a very unique solution. The big question was, “Can we configure your supply chain automation platform for decedent management and tracking?” 4 Minute Read | Learn More

Todd Plesko // Supply ChainThree CARES Act Takeaways

The CARES Act distribution, which is on track to provide $175 billion to healthcare, provides a vital lifeline for hospitals navigating the short- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. For many hospitals, the financial situation has never been more dire, and the stakes have never been higher. 6 Minute Read | Learn More

The Inventory Diaries // Supply ChainHow We Found $46 Million in Hidden Value at One Hospital

We identify hidden value during many of our annual inventory reviews, but we find the most hidden value—on average anywhere from two to five times the hospital’s estimated inventory value—when we provide inventory services at facilities that haven’t had annual reviews for a couple of years or longer.3 Minute Read | Learn More

The Inventory Diaries // Supply ChainValue-Added Inventory Services Bring Hospitals Significant Benefits

Inventory services is about much more than conducting accurate inventory counts. Rebecca Johnson explains the many other valuable services while they've provided while there on-site.4 Minute Read | Learn More

The Inventory Diaries // Supply ChainUncovering Safety and Compliance Problems at One Hospital

Rebecca Johnson & Desi Bryant list some concerning safety problems they’ve discovered while performing inventories at hospitals. In two recent cases, those were related to safety and compliance problems associated with controlled substances.3 Minute Read | Learn More

The Inventory Diaries // Supply ChainDiscovering Nearly $200K Worth of Expired Products at One Hospital

Rebecca Johnson, one of Syft’s Senior Field Managers of Inventory Services, describes the alarming rate of expired products her team encounters while performing inventories at hospitals. 3 Minute Read | Learn More

Lee Smith // Supply ChainFDA Recall Management Made Simple with Syft Synergy

How hospitals can reduce patient safety risks through scanning and recall alerts at the clinical point-of-use

As a registered nurse that has spent 15 years caring for patients in the OR and another 19 years helping ORs manage their extensive inventories, I know just how significant it is that our new 4.2 release includes FDA-integration for product recall. 2 Minute Read | Learn More

Brion Bailey & Marita Parks // Supply ChainORBM 2020: Top 6 Sessions for Hospital Supply Chain Leaders

Syft’s Chief Commercial Officer Brion Bailey, and Syft’s Chief Nursing Officer Marita Parks, RN, MHA, share their top ORBM session recommendations.

The OR Business Management Conference (ORBM) is nearly here. With so many great sessions to choose from, it may be difficult to determine where to spend your time. To help, we’ve reviewed all of the sessions, and identified our top recommendations.

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Todd Plesko // Supply ChainHow to Outperform Your Peers: Qualities Shared by Top Hospital Supply Chain Leaders

Gartner, Inc. has released its 11th annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking, which recognizes companies across the healthcare value chain that demonstrate the highest levels of supply chain leadership. 3 Minute Read | Learn More

Todd Plesko // Supply ChainHealthcare’s Big Shift: From Client-Server to Cloud, Where Are You on the Adoption Curve?

Move over EHR. When it comes to massive systems, ERP wins.

Hospitals have learned hard lessons over the years, and many are facing a technology hangover – making it less desirable to choose from the growing list of health IT solutions for operational, financial and clinical improvement. 3 Minute Read | Learn More

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