Vetting Nontraditional Suppliers

February 8, 2021 | Health System Risk Management


When faced with widespread shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), medical devices, or other supplies, healthcare organizations may turn to nontraditional suppliers to replenish much-needed equipment. However, it may be difficult to tell if these suppliers—some of which are new and untested—are legitimate or if their products are safe for patient or staff use. This self-assessment questionnaire can be used to help healthcare organizations vet these nontraditional suppliers.

*S**elf-Assessment Questionnaires (SAQs) can be used to identify compliance with best practices and opportunities for improvement. They include questions based on laws, regulations, standards, professional society guidelines and statements, and best practices identified by the clinical literature. Each SAQ also includes an Action Plan to help document next steps and responsible parties. ...

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