The shortage of necessary materials and medication during the COVID-19 pandemic has heavily impacted the healthcare supply chain software industry, according to the US Healthcare Supply Chain Growth Opportunities report. Because of the spike in supplies and staff necessary to sustain service, many healthcare providers realize that they need a system to increase efficiency and track the inventory levels of their suppliers.
The acceleration of necessary services has revealed gaps in the supply chain segment. With staff populations of healthcare providers decreasing, it has become difficult to manually track incoming supplies.
Specialized roles that monitor a facility's supply chain are scarce. With this scarcity, healthcare providers are discovering that machine learning and AI technologies can deliver more accurate and timely data to respond to pandemic challenges. Fully automated systems create a sense of autonomy within the healthcare system and provide fewer opportunities for staff errors.