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Beyond the Supply Chain
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Beyond the Supply Chain

Improving Healthcare Delivery with Electronic Transactions

Beyond the Supply Chain

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars
- Latin Proverb

Successful supply-chain management can often mean the difference between failing or thriving in today's healthcare marketplace. Equipment - from sheets to surgical tape to disposable or durable, ingestible to topical - is the infrastructure that supports the provision of healthcare. One of the highest cost, highest risk (in terms of liability) segments of the healthcare delivery process is the supply chain. Improving the supply chain yields readily apparent benefits in lower costs and improved healthcare delivery. Linking the supply chain to the information chain, through a maximized electronic patient record, has the potential to yield exponential benefits by creating the next phase of resource management.

This book is titled Beyond the Supply Chain because in it we will demonstrate a more global, process-based approach to managing the electronic transactions that hold the healthcare industry together. Although successful materials management is vital to the economic viability of healthcare organizations, every aspect of healthcare in the hospital, longterm care facility, the home, or the clinic is part of the supply chain.

Healthcare organizations can easily use Wizdom's Healthcare Process and Practice Models and supporting analysis tools to improve internal processes. Starting with the base models and using the modeling tools, they can define their own processes. Then, process properties such as how long does the process take? How much does it cost? What is its impact on outcome? And what documents support it? can be documented, analyzed and compared to the best practices as defined in the base models. All of these capabilities are built into the tools and supporting knowledge base.

Inside this book, you'll find:
blue bullet How to maximize the potential of your Electronic Patient Record (ERP).

blue bullet How to develop a strategic assessment.

blue bullet The origins and benefits of activity modeling.

blue bullet How to read and analyze activity models.

blue bullet Healthcare Enterprise Reference Models

blue bullet An introduction to Ring Thinking.

blue bullet Case Studies


Dennis E. WisnoskyDENNIS E. WISNOSKY,
founder and CEO of Wizdom Systems, Inc., has published over 100 papers in the fields of management, CAD/CAM, electronics, computer science and CIM. His contributions to Business Process Reengineering began with its conceptual foundation in the 1970's, when he founded and managed the U.S. Air Force's Integrated Computer Aided Manufacturing program. He went on to lead International Harvester's corporate technology initiatives, then started up a leading producer of robots, cell controllers and CIM services before founding the Wizdom companies in 1986. Recognition for his pioneering work includes the International Engineer of the Year Award, testimony before the U.S. House and Senate on productivity and quality of work life issues, Crain's Illinois Business High Tech Entrepreneur Award, California State University's Medallion of Distinction lifetime achievement award and the USAF Meritorious Civil Service Award. In May of 1997, Wisnosky was recognized by Fortune Magazine as "0ne of the "Five Heros of Manufacturing."

ANNE JONES had over five years experience facilitating business process reengineering projects, including knowledge acquisition, strategic assessments, and developing and refining activity and data models of health care practices. She has had extensive experience in project management, and in training people with variety of educational levels and training needs.  

She holds BSN and MA degrees. Prior to joining Ms. Jones had 20 years experience as a Registered Nurse in a variety of settings. This book is the third in Wizdom's 10 - book series of healthcare reengineering books. The first two books written are Healthcare Enterprise Reference Model and Process Optimization in Home Healthcare.


General Leon E. SolomonGENERAL LEON E. SALOMON
retired from active duty on the 30th of April 1996. Prior to his retirement, General Salomon commanded the U.S. Army Materiel Command from February 11, 1994. From May 1996 to March 1999 General Salomon was Vice President for Puchasing and Logistics and Interim Senior Vice President for Procurement, Rubbermaid Inc. He is now a logistics consultant based in Gulfport, Florida. General Salomon is a member of the boards of three companies; the Army Science Board; the Honorary Colonel of the Ordnance Corps and is a Senior Fellow of the Association of the United States Army. General Salomon held numerous command and staff positions. Past assignments include: Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Department of the Army; Deputy Commanding General for Combined Arms Support, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command; Commanding General, U.S. Army Logistics Center and Fort Lee, Virginia; Commanding General, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee, Virginia; Deputy Chief of Staff for Readiness, U.S. Army Materiel Command; Commanding General and Chief of Ordnance, U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Commander, Division Support Command, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Director, Combat Service Support Systems, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia. His awards and decorations include: the Defense Distinguished Service Medal; three Distinguished Service Medals; the Legion of Merit; Bronze Star Medal; three Meritorious Service Medals; three Air Medals; Three Army Commendation Medals; the Expert Infantryman Badge and the Army Staff Identification Badge.

Beyond the Supply Chain is available in three forms:

  1. Beyond the Supply Chain book, which includes a copy of the model and glossary on CD-ROM, as well as the Wizdom process model Viewers sells for $49.95.  
  2. Beyond the Supply Chain book, plus electronic versions of Wizdom's nine other healthcare models and viewers sells for $499.95.    Email Robin Davis for more information.

  3. Beyond the Supply Chain book, plus the WizdomWorks! ProcessWorks!98, 44 Edition and DataWorks!98, 300 Edition sells for $995.00.   Email Robin Davis for more information.

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