March 21, 2017

Transforming, Together: Campaign Successes

Five months ago, HealthPRO helped facilitate the beginning of an important dialogue between hospitals and more than 50 representatives from Canada’s pharmaceutical industry, to help collectively drive critical product and market changes.

Having been featured in Hospital News, several newsletters including GS1 Canada, Healthcare Supply Chain Network and Ontario Hospital Association’s HealthScape, the Transforming, Together campaign has reached far and wide, generating awareness of important issues hospitals face and how by working collectively, they can be overcome.

More importantly, action has followed.

Subsequent meetings have been held with several suppliers including Hospira, Sterinova, Pharmascience, Sandoz and Teva to discuss next steps toward the necessary changes; these have included creating a preliminary national protocol for suppliers to provide hospitals of advance notification of their product changes and bringing new products to market in a lower strength to facilitate appropriate and accurate dosing.

HealthPRO is committed to building on this momentum to further enhance patient safety, increase supply chain efficiencies and ultimately contribute to improved patient outcomes.