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Cardinal Health: The path forward for health care

Cardinal Health: The path forward for health care

DUBLIN, Ohio — The incredible daily pressures facing the health care industry – from surges in patient volume to near-constant pandemic-related supply chain disruption to health care workers with serious burnout – need innovative solutions that harness the power of technology. Innovations can give visibility into the supply chain, create efficiencies and eliminate some manual tasks,

Deadline for Rx transaction data on horizon

Deadline for Rx transaction data on horizon

With the exception of wartime, concerns about the supply chain have never in living memory been more pressing than they are today. Americans, long accustomed to quick, easy access to relatively low-priced goods, have been confronted with a unusually high number of out-of-stocks since the arrival of COVID-19 and, based on the number of container

Distributors’ sustainability efforts: Protecting patients and the planet

Distributors’ sustainability efforts: Protecting patients and the planet

ARLINGTON, Va. — A new report estimates that the overall health costs of climate change already exceed $820 billion each year. The health care sector alone is responsible for nearly 5% of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. According to a December 2020 Health Affairs study, “health damages stemming from U.S. [health care] pollution in 2013 [are]

Moderna and IBM plan to collaborate on COVID-19 vaccine supply chain

Moderna and IBM plan to collaborate on COVID-19 vaccine supply chain

ARMONK, N.Y. — Moderna  and IBM  announced their intentions to explore technologies, including artificial intelligence, blockchain and hybrid cloud, that could help support smarter COVID-19 vaccine management. Central to the effort will be a pilot of open, standardized, technology-enabled vaccine distribution approaches aimed to improve supply chain visibility and foster near real-time tracking of vaccine

COVID-19 update: Pharmaceutical distribution response efforts

COVID-19 update: Pharmaceutical distribution response efforts

ARLINGTON, Va. — HDA and its distributor-member companies continue to work with partners across the pharmaceutical supply chain and public sector in response to COVID-19. Below are new resources that provide insight into our industry’s efforts: HDA Principles for Pandemic and Public Health Emergency Response: Released on June 11, HDA reaffirmed the industry’s commitment to assisting

HDA outlines principles for pandemic and public health emergency response

HDA outlines principles for pandemic and public health emergency response

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) released policy principles reaffirming the pharmaceutical distribution industry’s commitment to assisting the country and frontline healthcare providers during pandemics and public health emergencies. HDA highlights four priority areas: Supply Chain Coordination: Coordination between the public and private sector is key to addressing public health crises. Accordingly, a consolidated contact within the

America’s pharmaceutical supply and payment chain teaming to promote undisrupted access to medications

America’s pharmaceutical supply and payment chain teaming to promote undisrupted access to medications

WASHINGTON — Representative organizations of America’s pharmaceutical supply and payment chain, including prescription and over-the-counter brand and generic manufacturers; wholesalers; retail, specialty, and managed care, pharmacies; health insurance providers and other payers; pharmacists in hospitals and health systems; and pharmacy benefit managers, released on Thursday new policy principles to promote undisrupted patient access to medications

IBM helping to battle COVID-19 medical supply chain shortages with IBM Rapid Supplier Connect

IBM helping to battle COVID-19 medical supply chain shortages with IBM Rapid Supplier Connect

ARMONK, N.Y. — As part of IBM’s  approach to combating COVID-19 with technology solutions that enable more trustworthy information, accelerated discovery, resiliency and adaptation, the company on Monday announced IBM Rapid Supplier Connect, a blockchain-based network designed to help government agencies and healthcare organizations identify new, non-traditional suppliers who have pivoted to address the shortage

Emerson holds logistics supply chain conference

Emerson holds logistics supply chain conference

CLAYTON, In. — The 2019 Emerson Logistics Supply Chain and Distribution Center Conference was held earlier this month at the company’s 545,010-square-foot distribution center here, which opened in September of 2018. The First Annual Conference focused on meeting the challenges of today’s rapidly changing logistics landscape. Emerson’s two-day event featured tours of their facility and

Cardinal Health rolls out WaveMark automated solution

Cardinal Health rolls out WaveMark automated solution

DUBLIN, Ohio — Cardinal Health inventory management solutions (also known as WaveMark) has introduced a supply chain automation solution designed for the unique challenges hospitals face in operating rooms (OR). The solution is a single health system-wide platform that allows hospitals to streamline their OR processes, reduce costs and improve efficiency through real-time inventory visibility and

RSi unveils IRIS on-shelf availability platform at NACDS

RSi unveils IRIS on-shelf availability platform at NACDS

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Retail Solutions Inc. (RSi), a leading technology company enabling CPG manufacturers and retailers to drive greater profitability,  announced that it is launching its newly expanded IRIS on-shelf availability (OSA) platform during the NACDS Annual. IRIS is said to combine RSi’s unparalleled industry knowledge, digital technology innovations, and data expertise to enable