A Strategic Partner

The art and science of servicing non-acute-care sites.

Debbie Long Achieving supply chain success in the non-acute-care market is easily summed up: “It really boils down to having the right people, the right relationships, and driving the same end game for everyone involved,” says Debbie Long, CPM, CPIM, vice president, procurement, W Squared, a business process outsourcing firm in Brentwood, Tenn. “If we can do that and drive savings to the bottom line, then we will continue to grow.”

Longer term, W Squared will be engaged in helping Premise Health incorporate telemedicine and other innovative technologies into its facilities’ protocols. “Premise Health is building a robust technology platform for the delivery of care to be more current to the population we provide care for,” says Long. The team working on that at Premise Health is the ‘Products and Innovation’ team, led by a cross-functional team including clinical, operations and technology leaders. “I have been working with our CIO and our technology innovation partner to connect with Henry Schein on this,” she adds.

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