As Medline grows its lab distribution business, the healthcare company has begun to see trends among customers.
Mark Krhovsky, vice president of lab sales, Medline, published an article in the September 2018 issue of Medical Laboratory Observer. The article describes how the pressure health systems are feeling to implement sustainable cost control is spreading into clinical labs. At Medline, a team of lab specialists continually comes across labs that are also faced with increased testing demand coupled with staff shortages, tightening budgets, and declining reimbursement rates. The lab is where many of the medical decisions start — 70 percent start with the tests that come from the lab.
Medline understands these are issues many hospital teams and departments are dealing with everyday.
What can laboratorians do about these market pressures?
- Build partnerships with your supply chain colleagues.
- Demand high service levels and price transparency from your distribution partner.
- Consider product choice.
- Ask your distribution partner how you can save costs from a logistical standpoint.
Read the full article to learn more about the four impactful changes labs can make.
Medline can be a strategic partner to help laboratorians drive larger savings impact across their department in lieu of one-off cost savings through optimizing individual items.