March 23, 2021
2020 brought many new challenges to the healthcare supply chain – and highlighted weaknesses in the status quo of the current processes. PPE shortages and stockpiling, COVID-19 testing and vaccination supplies, a pause on surgeries and other procedures – all of these required creativity and agility from our supply chain departments. As supply chain needs became a top priority, leaders saw that the healthcare supply chain relied heavily on manual processes and individual knowledge, without the resources or technologies to find ways to streamline, cut costs or find insights.
As the pandemic starts to come under control, leaders are looking ahead to implications on the future of the healthcare supply chain. One thing that has been made clear: Supply chain AI is needed to increase supply chain automation and optimization.
Healthcare looks quite different than it did just a few short years ago. The COVID-19 crisis has created a distinct “before” and “after” for the world, and especially for healthcare.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing healthcare data analytics and changing the way we predict, learn and act based on insights gained through AI-powered data models.