Syft Platform News & Events

We are busy here at Syft! Below you will find our latest news stories and a list of upcoming events. If we’re going to be in your area please connect with us. And as always, tell us what you think about all the great things we’re doing in healthcare. We want to hear from you! Connect

Press Release : Syft® Survey Reveals How Hospital Supply Chains Impact Nurses, Patient Safety, and Margins

New report highlights hospital supply chain challenges at the point-of-use and key areas that need improvement Syft® released findings from a survey of 100 hospital frontline nurses and nurse leaders that sought to understand their perspectives of hospital supply chains. The findings reveal that nurses face significant supply chain management problems that impact efficiency, patient safety, and hospital margins Learn More

Press Releases

Press Release : Syft® Launches Syft UniversitySM Training Program to Improve Hospital and Health System Supply Chain Management

March 9, 2021 The program facilitates on-demand training for hospital staff using Syft Synergy®, its Supply Chain Management platform. The launch of Syft University (Syft U) is timely as many hospitals continue to restrict vendors from visiting their campuses for COVID-19-related reasons. Learn More

Press Release : Syft® Partners with Four Points Technology to Provide Decedent Management and Tracking Software to Federal Hospitals and Health Systems

October 6, 2020 Syft and Four Points Technology, a CVE verified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business dedicated to providing IT products and professional services to the federal government, today announced a partnership that enables Four Points to represent the Syft Synergy™ decedent management and tracking solution on its NASA SEWP (Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement) contract. Learn More

Press Release : Syft® awarded decedent management and tracking agreement with Premier

September 17, 2020 Syft® has been awarded a group purchasing agreement for decedent management and tracking with Premier. Effective today, the new agreement allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms. Learn More

Press Release : Syft® Launches Decedent Management and Tracking Solution on the Syft Synergy® Enterprise Supply Chain Management Platform

September 2, 2020 Decedent management is extremely complex, and the rise in deaths in U.S. hospitals due to COVID-19 is highlighting how critical it is for hospitals to have robust and streamlined processes in place. Learn More

Press Release : Rady Children’s Expands Relationship with Syft®; Selects Syft Synergy® Platform for Real-Time Analytics and Insights in Procedural Areas

June 8, 2020 Today Syft® announced that Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego has selected the Syft Synergy® platform to drive its clinical integration initiative across the supply chain. Learn More

Press Release : Syft® Launches New Solutions and a Comprehensive Guide for Hospital Supply Chain Recovery and Optimization Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 2, 2020 Today Syft® launched new solutions and a free playbook for hospitals and health systems to recover and fortify their supply chains. Learn More

Press Release : Syft® Launches Version 4.2 of its Syft Synergy® Platform

Jan 31, 2020 Syft® today released Syft Synergy® 4.2. The release comes with new high-value enhancements, many of which were initiated from requests by the Syft community, including FDA integration, AI-driven product recommendations, and additional analytics dashboards. Learn More

Press Release : Brion Bailey Joins Clinical Supply Chain Management Solutions Company Syft® as Chief Commercial Officer

Dec 11, 2019 Syft® today announced that it has hired Brion Bailey as Chief Commercial Officer. With more than 25 years in healthcare, Bailey brings an innovative mindset and deep experience leveraging technology to improve patient care and operations across healthcare organizations.Learn More

Press Release : Syft® Releases New Economic Impact Calculator to Assess Supply Chain Inventory Optimization

Nov 11, 2019 Syft today released its Supply Chain Inventory Optimization (SCIO) tool. The SCIO online tool aims to quantify the economic impact of addressing inventory on-hand levels. Learn More

Press Release : Syft® Adds AI Capabilities to its Real-Time Supply Chain Analytics Platform

Aug 21, 2019 Syft today announced new artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities in its Syft Synergy® Platform 4.1. The AI algorithms in the supply chain software enable procedural level decision support metrics on costs and variance data linked to patient outcomes. Learn More

Press Release : Syft® Releases Version 4.1 of its Syft Synergy® Platform

July 9, 2019 Syft Synergy enhances its clinical supply chain management platform with improved user experience and functionality.This release provides new functionality for clinicians and supply chain leaders with improved user experience through an enhanced user interface and new configurable dashboards, as well as and other new and improved functionalities. Learn More

Press Release : Syft Synergy® is Integrated with Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud and Now Available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace

May 8, 2019 Syft® announced today that its Syft Synergy platform has achieved Integrated with Oracle Cloud status and is now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace offering added value to Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud customers. Learn More

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Upcoming Event : IDN Spring Summit and Reverse Expo 2021

April 12-14, 2021 | Orlando, FL Syft will be attending the IDN Spring Summit and Reverse Expo from April 12-14, 2021 in Orlando, FL.

Upcoming Event : HCP Spring Hospital Supply Chain Conference 2021

May 3-5, 2021 | Baltimore, MD Syft will be attending the HCP Spring Hospital Supply Chain Conference from May 3-5, 2021 in Baltimore, MD.

Upcoming Webinar : The Nurse’s Take: How to Improve Hospital Supply Chain Management How hospital and supply chain leaders can create a more nurse-centric supply chain

May 4, 2021 | 1-2 pm EST While hospital leaders and supply chain leaders have taken steps to improve supply chain management, particularly since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many have overlooked a critical factor when it comes to identifying and initiating supply chain improvements: Nurses.

As we will explore during this panel discussion with frontline nurses and nurse leaders, hospital success is dependent upon how clinical staff, especially nurses, interact with the supply chain. A supply chain management approach that isn’t nurse-centric adversely affects patient care, decreases efficiency, increases waste, and fails to achieve other, inherent benefits of supply chain-enhancing technology. Nurses’ insight is critical, and in fact foundational, to any supply chain improvement. If hospital leaders and supply chain leaders don’t achieve nurse buy-in, even the most promising improvement initiatives and technology solutions will fall short.

In addition to expert voices from the field, this webinar will feature insights from a recent hospital supply chain management survey of 100 hospital nurses. Register Now

Upcoming Event : AHRMM 2021

August 8-11, 2021 | Boston, MA Syft will be exhibiting at the AHRMM Annual Conference from August 8-11, 2021 in Boston, MA.

Upcoming Event : IDN Fall Summit and Reverse Expo 2021

August 30 – September 1, 2021 | Phoenix, AZ Syft will be attending the IDN Fall Summit and Reverse Expo from August 30 – September 1, 2021 in Phoenix, AZ.

Upcoming Event : OR Manager Conference 2021

October 20, 2021 I Chicago, IL Syft will be exhibiting at the OR Manager Conference on October 20, 2021 in Chicago, IL.

Industry Contributions

Article : Hospitals Use Supply Chain Analytics to Recover from COVID-19 Losses

October 19, 2020 – Sponsored by Syft The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged healthcare networks throughout the U.S. in unprecedented ways. As financial losses are being surveyed, 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. Read Article

Article : The Deceased Deserve Better: Why they should be a higher hospital priority

September 24, 2020 – by Todd Plesko, CEO Each year, about 984,000 people die in U.S. hospitals, according to the CDC. Yet many hospital leaders underestimate the importance of having strong decedent management procedures in place. Read Article

Article : MedStar Health and Syft aren’t waiting for another national crisis to fix the supply chain — 3 things to know

July 7, 2020 – In collaboration with Syft “We’re bringing technological tools to the forefront and using real-time analytics to support our physicians and clinical teams… This has helped strengthen our clinical partnerships by making sure [clinicians] have what they need when they’re at the patient’s bedside.”Read Article

Article : Top 3 supply chain management changes hospitals must make post-Covid-19

June 4, 2020 – by Todd Plesko, CEO “Covid-19 has changed perspectives across most industries, but especially in healthcare, where it has exposed significant vulnerabilities in the supply chain. As hospitals have struggled to maintain proper levels of PPE, ventilators, and medications, hospital leaders have shifted their priorities toward supply chain optimization.” Read Article

Article : Opinion: Why the Healthcare Supply Chain Buckled Under COVID-19

June 2, 2020 – by Todd Plesko, CEO “Despite heroic efforts by hospitals across the country, the healthcare supply chain has struggled in the fight against COVID-19. Current shortages include PPEs, ventilators, and drugs—and patients, physicians, and nurses are suffering grave consequences.” Read Article

Article : Hospital Leaders Say COVID-19 Is Making Supply Chain Optimization A Top Priority

May 12, 2020 – by Todd Plesko, CEO “Hospital leaders always have recognized supply chain management as a key function within their healthcare systems, but it has rarely outranked other top priorities such as patient safety, optimizing efficiency, and improving revenue. COVID-19 has changed that.” Read Article

Article : Six Ways Health Systems Can Save Millions in 2020

March 3, 2020 – by Brion Bailey, CCO “Just seven years ago, most physicians had yet to meet the Centers for Medical and Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) meaningful use standards for electronic health records (EHRs). Today, over 95% have satisfied the requirements.” Read Article

Article : How to Outperform Your Peers: Qualities Shared by Top Hospital Supply Chain Leaders

January 13, 2019 – by Todd Plesko, CEO “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. This year, nearly all of the healthcare organizations on the list (8 of 11) are Syft customers.” Read Article

Article : Five Ways to Overcome Resistance to Optimizing the Supply Chain

November/December, 2019 – by Marita Parks RN MHA, CNO “A typical hospital can save $11M or 17.7% per year by optimizing supply chain management (SCM). With data so compelling and the cost of inaction so high, it’s puzzling why our recent survey found that only 19% of hospitals have adopted specialized SCM solutions.” Read Article

Article : Embrace the Power of Data for Supply Chain Optimization

June 6, 2019 – by Kishore Bala, CTO “Data is everywhere, and in healthcare, it comes from a huge number of sources – EMRs, ERP systems, manufacturers, distributors, and more. Turning this disparate data into useful information to optimize the delivery of healthcare services is the end goal.” Read Article

Article : Most Hospitals Miss Out on Millions in Supply Chain Management Savings

March 28, 2019 – by Todd Plesko, CEO “Hospitals can’t afford to overlook cost-savings opportunities, yet many are failing to make supply chain management improvements that could save them millions. That’s according to a recent survey of 100 healthcare executives and supply chain leaders by Sage Growth Partners on behalf of Syft.” Read Article

Interview : A Focus on Hospital Supply Chain Management Challenges and Opportunities

January 30, 2019 – with Todd Plesko, CEO The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights an interview with CEO of Management Health Solutions, now rebranded as Syft, and the particular supply chain management of hospital supply and patient demand networks. Read Interview

Interview : Putting Hospitals Supply Chain Spend on the Examination Table

January 30, 2019 – with Todd Plesko, CEO Supply chain management is essential for any company, but in the healthcare field, it can literally mean the difference between life and death. Having the necessary supplies ready to go is critical for healthcare providers to do their jobs. Read Interview