Chapter 6

Emerging technologies in the health-care supply chain

JoAnn Verdin,    Parkinson School of the Health Sciences and Public Health, Department of Healthcare Administration, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States


In this chapter, the background and organization of the health-care supply chain are reviewed, and the impact of emerging technologies is described. Maturing technologies, including optimization software, sensors/telematics, cloud computing, data warehouse systems, and automated storage and retrieval, are examined. Growth technologies, including mobility, wearable devices, data analytics, and social media, are examined as they potentially relate to the health-care supply chain. Emerging technologies, including ...

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