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CQO Movement Case Studies

AHRMM has worked with several healthcare supply chain teams to develop case studies highlighting how their organizations have embraced the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement. Read the case studies to learn how other supply chain professionals work at the intersection of CQO to reduce costs while improving patient care and driving greater financial outcomes for their organizations.

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  • Baptist Health UDI Capture Work Group Case Study

    July 04, 2017 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Data Standards, Regulatory, UDI | Formats: Case Study

    Read how Baptist Health, an Arkansas-based, locally owned and managed, not-for-profit, and faith-based healthcare organization, worked on the project intended to integrate supply chain information across all systems into one point of entry, interface data to all systems that use that data, and then define the fields and the processes that use that data.

  • University Health Network UDI Capture Work Group Case Study

    April 11, 2017 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Data Standards, Regulatory, UDI | Formats: Case Study

    University Health Network (UHN), in Toronto, Canada, initiated a supply chain technology transformation project throughout its 40 operating rooms and two sites with a goal to achieve clinical time efficiencies, patient safety and surgeon cost data for improved decision making and savings. The system provides surgeons with their real-time procedure cost data for all surgical supplies used per patient, per procedure. This real time data captures the
    intraoperative supplies, as well as the pick and returns from the sterile processing department (SPD), which is used to update procedure cards.

  • University of Tennessee Medical Center UDI Capture Work Group Case Study

    April 11, 2017 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Data Standards, Regulatory, UDI | Formats: Case Study

    UTMC partnered with DeRoyal, one of its medical-surgical product suppliers, on an initiative to develop the “perfect physician preference card.” Utilizing the Orthopaedic OR’s, they developed a “smart trash can” featuring software that reads radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags on product packaging as it is disposed of into the Safe, captures the information on the tag and transmits it to UTMC’s OR software system, which serves as the hospital’s patient medical record, and helps determine supply charges generated for each surgical case.

  • Beaver Dam Community Hospital UDI Capture Work Group Case Study

    March 15, 2017 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Data Standards, Regulatory, UDI | Formats: Case Study

    Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. (BDCH) is a non-profit, non-stock corporation serving the greater Dodge, Columbia, and Fond du Lac County regions of Wisconsin. Read how the newly opened Beaver Dam Community Hospital is working on using device identifiers, determining barriers to their implementation, and developing a plan to overcome them.

  • FMOL Health System UDI Capture Work Group Case Study

    March 15, 2017 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Data Standards, Regulatory, UDI | Formats: Case Study

    The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS) is a pioneer in healthcare data standards implementation, having started its implementation journey seven years ago. The health system’s first work with standards was a pilot program with seven suppliers to use GS1 Global Location Numbers (GLNs) and GS1 Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) in electronic data transactions (EDI) to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the procure-to-pay process. Based on these pilots, FMOLHS developed a data standards implementation plan, which is a step-by-step instructional guide to implementing these data standards. Read the case study to learn about the latest FMOLHS' initiative, which is implementing UDIs and electronic product data capture via barcode scanning.

  • Stanford Health Care UDI Capture Work Group Case Study

    March 15, 2017 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Data Standards, Regulatory, UDI | Formats: Case Study

    Read how the supply chain team at Stanford Health Care has piloted a project whereby clinicians scan barcodes on product packaging to electronically capture product data standardized on the device identifier (DI) portion of the UDI in the organization’s EHR system to ensure the supply chain, clinical, and financial departments are all using the same standardized product information for the DI-enumerated items.

  • CQO Movement Case Study: Procurement of Blood Products

    February 02, 2017 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: CQO, Inventory Management, Strategic Sourcing | Formats: Case Study

    Read how Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Mass., Saint Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, have all leveraged a cloud-based technology platform that connects hospitals and blood centers to reduce costs and improve patient care quality and financial outcomes for their organizations.

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