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A thought-leader panel discussion about the role of GPOs within the changing healthcare landscape and the and the daily decision of using a GPO or regional/local contracting. Panelists in Part 4 focus on what providers should expect from their GPO partners. Moderator: Allen Archer, System Director of Supply Chain at Houston Healthcare
A thought-leader panel discussion about the role of GPOs within the changing healthcare landscape and the and the daily decision of using a GPO or regional/local contracting. Part 3 of the GPO or Local/Self Contracting webcast series examines whether compliance can be achieved without alignment, and vice versa. Moderator: Allen Archer, System Director of Supply Chain at Houston Healthcare
A thought-leader panel discussion about the role of GPOs within the changing healthcare landscape and the and the daily decision of using a GPO or regional/local contracting. In part 2 of the GPO or Local/Self Contracting webcast series, the panel considers the multiple product categories and the process of choosing the most appropriate contracting option. Moderator: Allen Archer, System Director of Supply Chain at Houston Healthcare
Allen Archer, System Director of Supply Chain at Houston Healthcare, leads a thought-leader panel discussion about the role of GPOs within the changing healthcare landscape and the and the daily decision of using a GPO or regional/local contracting. Part 1 centers on the GPO’s role in helping member facilities support their CQO efforts. Moderator: Allen Archer, System Director of Supply Chain at Houston Healthcare
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Allen Archer, Director of Supply Chain Management, Houston Hospitals, Inc., explains the basics of writing a contract including best practices and key tips.
Allen Archer, Director of Supply Chain Management, Houston Hospitals, Inc., describes five key terms and conditions that will assist you in writing a contract.
Having conversations with clinicians can be difficult, Howard Mann, a 30 year supply chain professional, discusses how to prepare for physician conversations regarding vendor consolidations to reduce the number of suppliers for product or product categories.
Outcomes-based contracting is no easy feat but when conducted properly, it creates a synergistic model that can significantly improve outcomes. Author: Jeffrey Ashkenase, MPA, Executive Vice President, Acurity, Inc. and Nexera, Inc. Download Article
In this short webcast, Tom Redding, managing director of healthcare services at St. Onge Company, describes a general approach to network supply chain assessment to identify areas for improvement. Project scope and data collection will be discussed, along with an example assessment of a health care system and the potential savings outcomes.  
Get introduced to risk sharing in health care and learn how providers and suppliers can work together to generate financial, operational and clinical value by watching this AHRMM Webcast featuring Michael Neely.
Allen Archer, director of supply chain management, Houston Hospitals, Inc., explains the basics of writing a contract including best practices and key tips.
Allen Archer, director of supply chain management, Houston Hospitals, Inc., describes five key terms and conditions that will assist you in writing a contract.
The shift to bundled payments in health care continues to push the supply chain to a more central position in the overall operations and capabilities of progressive health systems. Download Article
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This article is from the November/December 2016 issue of the AHRMM member-only magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions. Unlocking individual silos in healthcare organizations is a key step toward delivering the optimal value in patient care at the appropriate cost. Multidisciplinary sourcing teams with the right software platform can elevate the role of healthcare supply chain. The result: stronger negotiating processes with suppliers and better contract terms.
An article from the November/December 2016 issue of the AHRMM member-only magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions. This article will discuss the shift from technology simply being used to source goods and services (i.e. reverse auctions, electronic RFPs/RFIs, online contract authoring) to how leading-edge technology is now used to enforce compliance and utilization of contracts. Download Article
AHRMM is offering a repository for leading and proven supply chain practices, case studies, and toolkits that are developed from a Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) perspective. The following CQO leading practice describes methods used to reduce costs, enhance patient care quality, and drive greater financial outcomes through blood product and service optimization, and was submitted by:
When I started in supply chain, the position that was presented afforded me the opportunity to utilize my clinical and business skills with the goal to maximize relationships that I had cultivated over the years as a critical care nurse and leader. Healthcare was going through a transformative change with the introduction of diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) and managed care impacting the way hospitals and ultimately physicians would be paid. The job description was for a clinical resource manager—a novel concept at the time.