September 1, 2016 | By: Bill Scott

Single-use device (SUD) reprocessing is one of the top healthcare supply chain strategies used to reduce costs and optimize resources, with more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals purchasing reprocessed SUDs, according to the Association of Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR). Some hospitals see savings of more than $600,000 annually through their recycling and redistribution initiatives. However, reaching that level of savings, and working to grow it year-over-year, requires internal support and frequent monitoring to analyze areas for added growth, as well as careful evaluations of potential roadblocks to reprocessing savings.