Collaboration & the Supply Chain

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Susan Fourtané
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Smart collaboration
Susan Fourtané   5/3/2013 6:37:25 AM
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Ariella, 

Very interesting and useful example of collaboration.

I wonder if the benefits of getting lower prices from the supply chain has also prompt the hospitals to offer lower prices to their patients.

-Susan

Ariella
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Ariella   5/3/2013 8:35:50 AM
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@Susan well, if they charge the patients for the artificial knees and such on the basis of what they pay, the patients should realize the same savings. I doubt that they would lower prices across the board, though. Even a savings of several hundred thousand dollars is a small part of the whole hopsital budget, and it wouldn't necessarily translate into a defined discount on a procedure. 

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more at home too
FLYINGSCOT   5/3/2013 9:49:48 AM
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I have seen this type of collaboration in my town with people joining forces to have several houses built.  I have seen similar in car buying and in local council purchasing.  Great idea until suppliers finally figure out a method to give everyone the same low price irrespective of volumes.

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Ariella   5/3/2013 5:52:45 PM
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@flyingscot but they do mention that fact that prices can come down for all -- even those outside the POWR group to be a good thing. They're not thinking of it as a competition with other hospital units but as a way for them to improve their own situation as much as possible. 

Nice examples of cooperation from your own neighborhood, too.



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