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About Todd Tabel

Todd Tabel is responsible for the overall operations of the ERP Solution line, including strategic planning, business development, sales, marketing and support. Todd Tabel is Vice President of Supply Chain where he oversees U.S. and Canadian operations for the company’s eCommerce, Materials Management, Point-of-Use Supply, General Financials and Human Capital Management solutions. A recognized industry expert, Todd has spent his career in healthcare and hospital supply chain IT, developing solutions that drive new efficiencies and savings for today’s financially stressed healthcare providers. Todd has brought to market numerous innovations, including the industry’s first use of artificial intelligence and cloud-based technologies to normalize data, determine medical-surgical functional equivalent product comparison, and harness a provider’s preferred product choice and contract to direct cost-saving sourcing and purchasing decisions. To date, these solutions have identified over $200M in annual savings opportunities.

The Bright Spot in 2015 Hospital Profitability — The Healthcare Supply Chain

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The Bright Spot in 2015 Hospital Profitability — The Healthcare Supply Chain

The profitability picture for 2015 is pretty gloomy.  Yet there is one area where savings shine—the healthcare supply chain.  As the largest expense after labor, reducing medical-surgical supply and processing costs represents the single biggest opportunity for new savings and capital. Financial Pressures and Reform Uncertainties Dim Outlook Unfortunately, Moody’s predicts the outlook for the
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The Top 3 Rules to Improve Supply Chain Performance

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The Top 3 Rules to Improve Supply Chain Performance

We’ve discovered something elementary.  There are three critical building blocks of healthcare supply chain efficiencies and savings. Healthcare organizations need to make it easy to: Find the products users need Compare items for purchase or standardization Control the “best” product choice at the point of decision By automating and simplifying these three processes, you drive
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5 Top Roadblocks to Healthcare Supply Chain Savings

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Discover Roadblocks to Healthcare Supply Chain Savings

You’ve given it your best shot.  New IT systems, value analysis teams, stricter contracts, tighter controls.  Yet at the end of the day, you somehow still aren’t achieving your efficiency and savings goals. The reason?  Because you haven’t yet addressed the core business issues that cause the inefficiencies and disconnects. There are five (5) key
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Low Inventory Automation in High Cost Areas — It Can Cost You Big

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Healthcare Supply Chain Automation in High Cost Areas

It seems counter-intuitive.  Some of hospitals’ highest cost areas—like ORs, Cathlab or interventional radiology—lack accurate, automated hospital inventory management control and charge capture. These are the areas that house your most expensive supply items—like implantable medical devices (IMDs) used in orthopedic surgeries; and the catheters, stents and balloons used for angioplasty.  A single device can
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Get Your Head into the Cloud

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Head in the Clouds - Healthcase SaaS

The current healthcare climate is cloudy with a chance of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). In growing numbers, providers are embracing Healthcare SaaS business solutions to improve efficiencies, increase data access, reduce costs and gain new tools. The healthcare cloud market is predicted to grow at a cumulative average rate of 20.5% from 2010-2017.[i]  Accenture believes that the
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Why the Hospital Supply Chain is your Best Source for Savings

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Hospital Supply Chain Best Source of Savings

Hospitals are caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place.  Hospitals’ operating expenses have grown about 10% annually since 2008—this, while net revenue per adjusted admission has been flat since 2008 and has actually gone down compared with operating expenses.[i] Combined with falling reimbursement and flat-lined patient volumes, healthcare organizations like you are fighting
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