As more healthcare executive suites are endorsing hospital at home business lines, health systems’ operational leaders are faced with new and unique challenges translating these conceptual clinical operating models to reality.

A complex challenge all programs must address is how to effectively manage the time-sensitive orchestration of various distributed clinical, ancillary, and support resources required to care for a geographically dispersed acute patient population.

In this brief, we discuss critical factors for developing a supply chain and logistics model that leverages well-established capabilities and solves for the “last mile” of healthcare delivery beyond the walls of the traditional hospital.

“Organizations already possess many of the competencies and capabilities needed to support acute care delivery at home (e.g., sourcing and procurement, and inventory management). With creativity and flexibility, supply chain leaders can build upon these strengths to support safe, effective care at home and enable program growth.”

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