hospital materials management


Summary: The management of all procurement, distribution, and storage of equipment and supplies, as well as logistics management including laundry, processing of reusables, etc.

Top Publications

  1. Dempsey M. Weaving through the hopes and hype surrounding RFID. Biomed Instrum Technol. 2005;Suppl:19-22 pubmed
  2. DiConsiglio J. Making a world of difference. Mater Manag Health Care. 2002;11:16-21 pubmed
  3. Geyer S. On shaking ground. Better rapport is the payoff for vendors who play by the rules. Mater Manag Health Care. 2003;12:20-4 pubmed
  4. . ASHP guidelines on medication cost management strategies for hospitals and health systems. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2008;65:1368-84 pubmed publisher
  5. Rosenstein A. Physician involvement in supply and materials management. Physician Exec. 2004;30:42-8 pubmed
  6. Page L. Make your GPO work for you. Mater Manag Health Care. 2007;16:18-22 pubmed
  7. Piro N. Communication between finance and materials counts. Mater Manag Health Care. 2008;17:30-3 pubmed
  8. Cys J. Plucky ideas. Mater Manag Health Care. 2002;11:16-21 pubmed
  9. Rosser M. Advancing health system integration through supply chain improvement. Healthc Q. 2006;9:62-6, 4 pubmed

More Information


  1. Clevert D, Jung E, Reiser M, Rupp N. [Materials management system in interventional radiology -- initial experience with a computer-supported program]. Rofo. 2004;176:1475-80 pubmed
    ..Flexible supply strategies and the introduction of a materials management program can help to reduce inventory costs in interventional radiology divisions without any impact on service levels. ..
  2. Dyer D. Forging core strength. New Jersey hospital uses fully integrated business system to improve financial management. Health Manag Technol. 2004;25:24-6 pubmed
  3. DeJohn P. Innovation, cooperation keys to terror response. Hosp Mater Manage. 2002;27:1, 9-10 pubmed
  4. Cys J. Bedding down costs. Mater Manag Health Care. 2003;12:20-2 pubmed
  5. Scalise D. Building an efficient supply chain. Mater Manag Health Care. 2005;14:27-34 pubmed
  6. Ritz R, Previtera J. Oxygen supplies during a mass casualty situation. Respir Care. 2008;53:215-24; discussion 224-5 pubmed
    ..They may also be appropriate selections for governmental emergency-response scenarios. Careful consideration of the strengths and limitations of each of these options can reduce the impact of a mass casualty event. ..
  7. Caparros R. Safe & secure storage. Occup Health Saf. 2005;74:36, 38, 40 passim pubmed
  8. DeJohn P. New cancer center calls for supply innovations. Hosp Mater Manage. 2003;28:1, 9-10 pubmed
  9. Rhea S. Standards practice. GPOs catching up with GS1 systems. Mod Healthc. 2008;38:14 pubmed
  10. Maggio M, Perez J. Exceptional success. Health Manag Technol. 2006;27:18, 20-1 pubmed
  11. Ford E, Scanlon D. Promise and problems with supply chain management approaches to health care purchasing. Health Care Manage Rev. 2007;32:192-202 pubmed
    ..If national efforts touching on all critical elements can coordinate with purchasers, then the health care supply chain's performance may improve significantly. ..
  12. Neil R. Getting ahead. Diversity becoming part of hospitals' business practice. Mater Manag Health Care. 2003;12:14-7 pubmed
  13. Runy L. Is that product safe?. Mater Manag Health Care. 2007;16:25, 27-30 pubmed
  14. DeJohn P. On par for supply chain improvements. Mater Manag Health Care. 2007;16:36-8 pubmed
  15. Hiatt C. Equipment tracking system critical to ensure surgical services efficiency. Mater Manag Health Care. 2007;16:48 pubmed
  16. Shumaker R. Understanding the supply chain as a component of patient care. Mater Manag Health Care. 2006;15:72 pubmed
  17. Kuehn K. Inbound freight: an untapped resource for saving money. Mater Manag Health Care. 2007;16:30-4 pubmed
    ..Finding out how costs vary among vendors for shipping the same type of item can eliminate unnecessary freight charges. Initially, the process takes time, but the bottom line will be better for it. ..
  18. Solovy A. Making a quality connection. Mater Manag Health Care. 2005;14:23-30 pubmed
  19. Page L. The particulars on particulates. Taking measures to eliminate lint on instruments. Mater Manag Health Care. 2005;14:24-6, 29 pubmed
  20. Beliƫn J, Demeulemeester E, Cardoen B. Visualizing the demand for various resources as a function of the master surgery schedule: a case study. J Med Syst. 2006;30:343-50 pubmed
    ..A case study entailing a large Belgian surgery unit illustrates how the software can be used to assist in building better surgery schedules. ..
  21. Krohn R. RFID: it's about more than asset tracking. J Healthc Inf Manag. 2005;19:20-3 pubmed
  22. Waldstreicher J. A leg to stand on. Mater Manag Health Care. 2005;14:34-7 pubmed
  23. Greene J. Supply cabinets: an open or closed case?. OR Manager. 2004;20:15-8 pubmed
  24. Marrs B. Central service under audit. How to ensure your department is in compliance. Mater Manag Health Care. 2008;17:20-5 pubmed
  25. DeJohn P. Venerable Catholic IDN leads new age of buying. Hosp Mater Manage. 2004;29:1, 9-10 pubmed
  26. Kumar S, Swanson E, Tran T. RFID in the healthcare supply chain: usage and application. Int J Health Care Qual Assur. 2009;22:67-81 pubmed
  27. Neil R. High-tech operations. Mater Manag Health Care. 2003;12:17 pubmed
  28. Crumb D. Establishing pharmacy operations in a new hospital while transferring existing operations to new ownership. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2010;67:566-71 pubmed publisher
    ..A well-coordinated plan resulted in the successful establishment of pharmacy practice in a new hospital and the transition of an operational pharmacy practice and facility to new ownership while maintaining quality patient care. ..
  29. Dooley L. A direct connection to increased savings: understand the costs of circumventing your distributor. Mater Manag Health Care. 2005;14:15-6 pubmed
  30. Carpenter D. Measures of efficiency. Mater Manag Health Care. 2008;17:20-4, 26 pubmed
  31. DeJohn P. Keeping ORs' freight costs in bounds. OR Manager. 2008;24:17-8 pubmed
  32. Cusick C. Proper device analysis requires adequate preparation. Involving end users helps ensure ownership, buy-in and acceptance. Mater Manag Health Care. 2007;16:38-41 pubmed
  33. Little J, Coughlan B. Optimal inventory policy within hospital space constraints. Health Care Manag Sci. 2008;11:177-83 pubmed
    ..We validate this model on sterile and bulk items in a real-life setting of an intensive care unit within Cork University Hospital, Ireland. ..
  34. Stitt W. Survey findings illustrate EDI's all-too limited use. More education, resources needed to boost transactions. Interview by Bob Kehoe. Mater Manag Health Care. 2007;16:15-7 pubmed
  35. Wooster L. Is health care ready for supply chain standards? Industry groups collaborate with NAHIT to identify protocols. Interview by Alan Joch. Mater Manag Health Care. 2007;16:17-9 pubmed
  36. DeJohn P. Hospital supply chain vital part of disaster plan. Hosp Mater Manage. 2002;27:14-5 pubmed
  37. Blake L. From the nurse's mouth. One clinician's view on reprocessing. Mater Manag Health Care. 2004;13:28-9 pubmed
  38. Aspin J. Products and technologies must be 'green'. Health Estate. 2004;58:54-5 pubmed
  39. Rollins G. Hands across the waters. Hosp Health Netw. 2004;78:52-4, 56, 2 pubmed
    ..Even if only 10 percent of that amount can be reused, the reduction in the health care industry's waste stream would be considerable. ..
  40. Colonna J. More cost drivers. Hosp Health Netw. 2004;78:10 pubmed
  41. Solovy A. Health care's most wired. A wired exchange. Mater Manag Health Care. 2004;13:27-31 pubmed
    ..In the past five years, the investment in clinical IT appears to have outstripped the investment in managerial systems, including enterprise resource planning aimed at improving the supply chain. ..
  42. Page L. New GPO bill could permanently alter purchasing. Mater Manag Health Care. 2004;13:17 pubmed
  43. Langabeer J. The evolving role of supply chain management technology in healthcare. J Healthc Inf Manag. 2005;19:27-33 pubmed
    ..This piece is based on both quantitative and qualitative research assessments of the healthcare supply chain conducted during the last two years. ..
  44. Barrow K. Cult of personality. Take the right approach for successful standardization. Interview by Robert Neil. Mater Manag Health Care. 2005;14:13-4 pubmed
  45. Geyer S. Nurses benefit from supply chain overhaul. Mater Manag Health Care. 2005;14:34-5 pubmed
  46. McDaniel L. Finding a home for unwanted equipment. Biomed Instrum Technol. 2006;40:105-11 pubmed
  47. Schuerenberg B. Bar codes vs. RFID: a battle just beginning. Health Data Manag. 2006;14:32-4, 36, 38 passim pubmed
  48. DeJohn P. Annual AHRMM fest spotlights need for new supply chain strategies. Hosp Mater Manage. 2006;31:1-4 pubmed
  49. Grey M. Using WiFi to track clinical assets. Deciding to implement technology for tracking medical equipment is only the first question. Deciding which technology to use comes next. Healthc Inform. 2008;25:28-32 pubmed
  50. DeJohn P. Hospitals save millions on VAP with oral care program. Hosp Mater Manage. 2006;31:1-2 pubmed
  51. Grey M. Supply chain success. Moving to a new software suite allowed Sisters of Mercy Health System to change a month-long process to a week. Healthc Inform. 2007;24:18, 20 pubmed
  52. Burke E. Cash count. Mater Manag Health Care. 2003;12:18-22 pubmed
  53. Wilkerson C. Better maintenance of rolling stock affects infection control, bottom line. Mater Manag Health Care. 2007;16:52 pubmed