Hospital Supply 2025: The Emerging Supply Ecosystem Disrupting Medical Device Companies
The healthcare supply chain has, historically, suffered from misaligned incentives, opaque data on price and value, outdated purchasing practices, and little accountability for managing costs. Much of this is now changing. A number of external forces and new disruptors are changing the hospital supply ecosystem. Channel partners are becoming competitors, generic devices and new business models are disrupting supply categories, and data are being used to drive supply decisions. With a projected global spend of almost $500 billion, it should be no surprise that a new ecosystem of businesses and organizations are trying to attack this spend and make money at the same time. This paper will highlight the changing ecosystem, provide some predictions about the future, and discuss strategic actions suppliers need to consider.