Sunday, July 7, 2013

Health Care

The growing cost of health care has raised many questions, including what factors are driving the rise, how to best curb the rate of increase, and whether higher spending has resulted in commensurate delivery of care.

    • Heath expenditures in the United States were near $206 trillion in 2010
    • Health Care spending is set to double within the next 10 years.
    • Current Health Care accounts for 16% of U.S. GDP, the highest among the world’s industrialize nations as 76 million US baby-boomers begin to flood the system
    • Lifestyle diseases will continue to drive stress into the system
The foundational underline to our ability to meet future critical needs in the health care environment rests largely on how people extract and use the full range of materials available to sustain patient care within the health care system.

Managing such materials while in use is commonly defined as Materials Management / Materials Handling. Sustainability, or the ability to maintain the critical levels of inventory to meet the needs of the end-user (the patient), but maintain and not jeopardize the carbon footprint (environmental impact), requires each facility to implement strategic steps that will manage, preserve, and offer a brighter future in Health Care for the next generation.

Management of your inventory operation can constitute up to forty percent of Health Care costs, second only to labor costs. Even small efforts to improve efficiency and reduce waste can significantly impact the organization’s bottom line, not to mention their sustainability.

Allow RemTecH Associates LLC the opportunity to partner with your facility and staff to offer alternatives to meet specific challenges associated with Materials Management and Materials Handling. Change is required; let us help you take that first step.