AHRMM has developed a repository for leading and proven supply chain practices, case studies, and tool kits developed from a Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) perspective.
The following leading practices submitted by healthcare systems demonstrate improved quality of patient care, costs, and outcomes.
13 results returned
Leading Home Health Organization Provides High Quality Ostomy Care, at a Minimum Average of 40 Percent Lower Cost, Through Product Formulary StandardizationJuly 09, 2018 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Change Management, Clinical Resource Management, Physician Preference | Formats: Leading Practice
Post-operative complications from ostomy surgery are the second leading cause of readmissions in the U.S., at an average cost of $9,000 per readmission. Furthermore, 76 percent of ostomy patients report regular leakage from their stomas, leading to skin complications and greater supply usage/costs. Read how one organization recognized that ostomy product standardization had the potential to improve patient outcomes, simplify care for clinicians, and reduce the total cost of care per patient. The challenge was to standardize in a way that delivered clear benefit to all parties, without disrupting care delivery or patient satisfaction.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Collaborative, Data-Driven Approach to Opioid ManagementJuly 09, 2018 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Change Management, CQO, Physician Preference | Formats: Leading Practice
In the United States each day more than 115 people die after overdosing on opioids, and in the state of Tennessee alone, at least three people die from an opioid-related overdose on a daily basis. Read how Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has implemented accurate and timely data on opioid prescribing practices throughout all of its departments (both in-patient and outpatient) and among its many clinics in order to successfully monitor and manage opioids across its patient populations.
Streamline and Re-Define Supplier Relationships to Promote Risk Sharing, Add Value, and Reduce Costs in the Perioperative Function
This leading practice discusses strategies shared by both supply chain executives from Fairview Health System and suppliers from Medtronic that promote risk sharing, reduction in episode spend, and most importantly improved quality and safety outcomes.
July 01, 2016 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Analytics, Change Management, Clinical Resource Management, CQO, Physician Preference | Formats: Leading Practice
Ochsner Health System Supply Chain team facilitated a project utilizing LEAN Six Sigma methodology with the goal to prevent/reduce Surgical Site Infections (SSIs). Read aboout the outcomes of the project.
August 20, 2015 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Analytics, Contracting, CQO, Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness, Suppliers | Formats: Leading Practice
Read how the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center maintained or even enhanced quality of care while driving down costs related to blood products and services.
August 20, 2015 | Content Areas: Performance Metrics | Tags: Analytics, Benchmarking, CQO, Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness, Physician Preference | Formats: Leading Practice
Review the methods, means, and tools used by the Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma, LA, to reduce Hospital Acquired Nosocomial Pressure Ulcers (NPU).
August 20, 2015 | Content Areas: Performance Metrics | Tags: Analytics, Clinical Resource Management, Cost Management, CQO, Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness | Formats: Leading Practice
By focusing human and material resources on a specific healthcare quality initiative, University of Virginia Health System has improved patient outcomes, reduced overall costs, and “earned back” a portion of Medicare fees.