Clinical Benchmarking: Aligning Supply Chain Initiatives with Clinical Outcomes


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In today’s health care environment, where the quality of patient care and associated costs are heavily scrutinized, clinical benchmarking is an invaluable tool for health care organizations.

As health care organizations strive to reduce costs and improve quality, it is necessary for the supply chain to collaborate with physician and clinician leadership around the utilization of clinical benchmarking data. Clinical benchmarking allows leaders to recognize how their performance compares to clinical peers in similar facilities across the nation, providing for better control of care and cost across the health care organization.

This webinar explores the leading practices for clinical buy-in based on subject matter and outlines pitfalls to avoid. Presenters discuss the data sets that should be mined and displayed to clinicians in order to maximize success, organically develop procedure formularies, drive consistent care, and maximize the highest quality.

How this session relates to the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement: Case costs can be reduced by gaining physician and clinician buy-in to reduce variation in care. Procedure formularies can be established to drive consistent care and maximize the highest quality. Outcomes can improve by reducing variation in care and careful selection of the highest quality products.


Learning Objectives:
  • Identify partnership opportunities with resources and vendors to mine and aggregate data.
  • Describe what data sets are necessary to mine and present to clinicians, depending on your organization’s politics, your audience, and their adaptability to change.
  • Identify utilization opportunities that are aligned with performance improvement.
  • Discuss potential pitfalls of clinical benchmarking and how to avoid them.


Target Audience:

Professionals directly responsible for improving financial value and clinical outcomes through standardization and utilization. Individuals who have direct relationships with physicians and clinicians with the intent on improving cost, quality and outcomes.


  • Kelli McRory — Director of Clinical Strategic Sourcing, Jefferson Health


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