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Tools

Tools and Resources

SMI’s Tools are produced and created through a member-driven collaborative process.

Using customized processes, involving research, concept development, sharing of best practices, pilot programs, peer-reviews, SMI Thought Leadership Councils and initiative teams produce methodologies, publications, guidelines, and interactive tools to help all healthcare supply chain practitioners to become more efficient, agile, and transformative. SMI’s Tools are available at no charge.

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Maturity Model
Resilience Maturity Model

How to measure and improve the resilience of your supply chain (supplier or provider)

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Scorecard
Resilience Maturity Model Scorecard

Score your organization on current resilience to drive planning for improvement

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Infographic
The Healthcare Supply Chain of 2030: Mapping Priorities for the Future

Priorities needed to create a more advanced and resilient health system supply chain for 2030.

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SMI SNS Industry Webinar Strategic National Stockpile who, what, where, when… and what’s next

SMI serves as a conduit to support broad education on SNS to the healthcare marketplace.

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Podcast
SMI Presents a conversation with Steve Adams from the Strategic National Stockpile

SMI presents a conversation with Steve Adams from the Strategic National Stockpile to present an overview of their program

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Virtual Relationship Management eBook

A playbook of recommendations on conducting productive and transparent virtual business relationships that replicate the high touch nature of in-person meetings and facilitate the introduction of new provider and supplier relationships.

Supply Chain Integration

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Executive Briefing
Supply Chain Integration and Collaboration with Clinicians

Practical tips on how to lay the foundation for meaningful clinical integration with supply chain.

Value Analysis

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A Value Analysis Model (with AHVAP)

A robust, meaningful model for a modern value analysis program.

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Value Analysis Information Request Tool

Standardizing requests from providers to suppliers to support evidence and value-based decisions.

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Value Analysis – a New Model – AHRMM Podcast

Learn more about this new model for value analysis created by SMI in partnership with the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals.

Diversity and Inclusion

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Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit

Information leaders can use to build more diverse and inclusive teams

Healthcare Supply Chain Priorities

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Infographic
The Healthcare Supply Chain of 2030: Mapping Priorities for the Future

Priorities needed to create a more advanced and resilient health system supply chain for 2030.

Supply Chain Leader of the Future

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Supply Chain Leader of the Future

A vision into the healthcare supply chain leader of the future that can serve as a guide for career development.

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Supply Chain Leader of the Future Webinar (with AHRMM)

Webinar outlining the leadership skills needed for the future.

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Supply Chain Leader of the Future Survey Results

Learn about key qualities required for a future leader

ACO’s

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New Integrated Delivery Models, Accountable Care Organizations, and the Healthcare Supply Chain

Learn how to get your supply chain ready for healthcare reform.

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Executive Briefing
The Healthcare Supply Chain in the Era of Accountable Care

How accountable care organizations evolved

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Executive Briefing
New Integrated Delivery Models, Accountable Care Organizations, and the Healthcare Supply Chain

Areas of critical impact and new capabilities needed to meet the demands of Accountable Care

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Self Assessment
SMI Self Assessment – ACO Integration Prep

Set the internal benchmark on your supply chain organization's readiness for the new models of integrated care.

Servicing the Continuum of Care

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Servicing the Non-Acute Care Marketplace: A Supply Chain

Understand the needs of the non-acute care market's supply logistics including cost management and clinical integration

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A Provider Profile – Yale New Haven

A story of ambulatory distribution practices and program.

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Intermountain Homecare and Hospice Co – Webinar

An overview of a homecare and hospice program.

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Texas Health Supply Chain Services – webinar

Insights on servicing affiliate locations.

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Case Study
A Provider Profile – Ochsner Health

An alternate site distribution program.

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Case Study
A Provider Profile – Advocate Health Care

A unique, Centralized & Streamlined Ambulatory Care Supply Chain Program

Resilience & Transparency

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Maturity Model
Resilience Maturity Model

How to measure and improve the resilience of your supply chain (supplier or provider)

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Scorecard
Resilience Maturity Model Scorecard

Score your organization on current resilience to drive planning for improvement

Demand Planning

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Executive Briefing
SMI Demand Planning

The key building blocks of effective demand planning how to get started

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Roadmap
SMI/HIDA Demand Planning Roadmap

How to align with trading partners to improve and automate demand signaling

COVID-19

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Roadmap
SMI Priorities for COVID-19 Recovery Roadmap

Key priorities for our industry as we move beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

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Executive Briefing
Observations and Opportunities from the COVID-19 Pandemic

What have we learned from the pandemic and how can it make our supply chain stronger?

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5 Actions in 5 Areas: Supply Chain Lessons Learned from COVID-19

A primer on the key supply chain lessons from the pandemic

Healthcare Supply Chain Uniqueness

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What is so Unique about the Healthcare Supply Chain? An SMI2U Webinar

A discussion that highlights the key, unique qualities of the healthcare supply chain

Transactional Efficiency

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Perfect Order Implementation Process & Automation Roadmap

What does an order look like when it’s executed fully electronically?

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Case Study
Perfect Order

A test of the Perfect Order Methodology

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Perfect Department Index – Tutorial

Helps users implement the PDI Index & Scorecard (Windows only file)

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Perfect Department Index – User Manual

Learn how to use the SMI Perfect Department Index to improve the efficiency of the supply chain

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Scorecard
Perfect Department Index Scorecard

Measure your supply chain department against standards for excellence

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Presentation
Supply Chain Optimization: A Transformational Pathway

Optimize your supply chain with your trading partners

Technology

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Executive Briefing
Supply Chain Technology Maturity Model

Explore gaps in your technology platform.

UDI Data Standards

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UDI Compliance

Learn about the value of the UDI when applied to surgery.

Vendor Managed Inventory

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Vendor Managed Inventory

Explore the value of Vendor Managed Inventory

Collaboration

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The Pathway to Collaboration Best Practices Manual

Creating best practices for supplier/provider collaborations

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Presentation
Best Practices in Supplier Provider Collaborations in the Healthcare Supply Chain Industry

Provides best practices and critical success factors needed for healthcare supply chain collaborations

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Case Study
Hospital Acquired Infection Performance Improvement Case Study

Ochsner Health System and CareFusion Case Study

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Case Study
Collaboration to create breakthrough value in CQO case study

Intermountain Healthcare and Covidien Case Study

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Case Study
Implementing an Improved Transportation Network Case study

Orlando Health and MedSpeed

Virtual Relationship Management

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How-To's
Virtual Relationship Management eBook

A playbook of recommendations on conducting productive and transparent virtual business relationships that replicate the high touch nature of in-person meetings and facilitate the introduction of new provider and supplier relationships.

SMI/SNS Workgroup

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Podcast
SMI Presents a conversation with Steve Adams from the Strategic National Stockpile

SMI presents a conversation with Steve Adams from the Strategic National Stockpile to present an overview of their program

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Webinar
SMI SNS Industry Webinar Strategic National Stockpile who, what, where, when… and what’s next

SMI serves as a conduit to support broad education on SNS to the healthcare marketplace.

Trading Partner Collaboration

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Trading Partner Collaboration Initiative Final Report

Trading partner collaboration, 5 years of learning

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Trading Partner Collaboration on demand webinar

Trading partner collaboration best practices

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The Need for Management Guidelines & Management Guidelines for Vendor Access

This guideline is designed to support, not replace, written policies and the redesign of access and credentialing programs

Value Alignment

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Business Review Guidelines

Recommendations for supply chain business reviews by trading partners

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Developing Trading Partner Alliances in Healthcare Supply Chain

Encourage the development of supply chain alliances in healthcare

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Provider Value Profile Template

Creating a provider value profile

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How-To's
Supplier Value Profile Template

Creating a supplier value profile

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