Senior Care Supply Chain Solutions

Your Path to Supply Chain Savings and Sustainability

Supply chain disruptions and out-of-stock supplies have become the norm across the care continuum. Addressing these challenges alongside managing operating margin pressures, lean staff, resident census, and changing regulations, while trying to provide the best care possible and contain costs to remain financially healthy, can be daunting.

Fortunately, you don't have to do it alone. ECRI supply chain consulting services for long-term care, senior living, and home health, including assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, are ready to help you build a more resilient supply chain with technology solutions that help you address product shortages, find substitute products, maintain the right levels of inventory, and control costs. The savings you realize can be reallocated to incentivize staff and gain financial strength.

We empower long-term and post-acute care leaders with the data, insights, tools, resources, and experts they need to make smart and informed product decisions.

Reduce medical supply expenses and save time and money

Identify savings opportunities of approximately 15% or more on your overall spend and achieve more than 10 times return on investment. You'll be able to compare and analyze pricing on products across our supply and capital equipment databases of more than 2 million supplies at five price points and access spend analytics not dependent on a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) contract to reveal potential savings on current and future purchases. Your staff will spend less time researching vendors and products and more time on value added initiatives.

Identify safe alternatives for supplies

Reduce supply spend and variation through standardization with the identification of functionally equivalent substitute products. Navigate out-of-stock situations, recalls, and backorders; facilitate product conversions; and protect supply chain integrity. Access testing and pricing data based on our independent research to select the best substitutes to use in times of supply disruptions and shortages. 

Receive advanced warning of supply disruptions, harmful products, FDA alerts, and recalls 

Gain real-time knowledge of supply chain disruptions, supply recalls, and shortages with automated alerts workflow. Automatic notifications alert you to safety-related risks and recommended actions associated with medical devices, pharmaceuticals, equipment, and food. The actionable notifications give you the content you need to effectively manage and maintain high levels of patient safety, workflow efficiency, and regulatory compliance.

Drive evidence-based purchasing decisions

Gain alignment on evidence-based procedures, products, and technologies. ECRI experts in evidence review will help you build credibility and consensus through independent analysis of more than 2,000 healthcare technologies, procedures, and care processes. We'll help you find, analyze, and provide actionable conclusions on the clinical cost-effectiveness of products. You'll have insights to make safe decisions on new, emerging, and existing products and technologies and to avoid costly mistakes with independent clinical, technical, and evidence assessments.

Getting started

When you partner with ECRI, you get much more than access to our data, insights, research, and technology to support your team; you have access to hundreds of experts in their fields. You'll have a dedicated team to help fast track your success, answer your questions, and support you as your organization's supply chain and priorities evolve.

Interested in learning more?

Set up a consultation with an ECRI expert to transform your supply chain purchasing function and advance your goals.