In late September 2020, California became the first state to require hospitals and health systems to have a PPE stockpile. As federal, state, and local governments consider and enact similar measures, healthcare leaders may need to store 23 times their current inventory. As healthcare leaders prepare to execute and exceed stockpile requirements, many factors must be considered. In this session, attendees will explore strategic considerations surrounding warehouse facilities, including opportunities for partnerships and joint ventures, infrastructure needs, and data analytics requirements.
1. Describe the key requirements of PPE stockpile laws and regulations.
2. Evaluate options in warehouse facilities, including partnerships with competitors, joint ventures, and system-wide facilities.
3. Outline warehouse infrastructure challenges and potential solutions.
4. Explain the importance of data analytics systems to manage and track supplies.