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How Supply Chain and Data Bring Operational Change and Improvements in Health Care Member Price: Free | Non-Member Price: $49 CPE Credit: 1 Overview Through an integrated culture, best in class supply chain practices and data-driven insights can maximize savings and help make a substantial difference in health care organizations.
Overview: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) bundled payment model launched on April 1, 2016. The approaching CJR model performance period has providers in affected markets working to hit the quality score for reconciliation payment eligibility. As value-based reimbursement is something hospitals everywhere will need to eventually embrace, these changes will require a significant departure from business as usual.
Overview: The concept of physician preference has challenged hospital leadership seeking to control costs while maintaining strong relationships with practitioners. Margins on physician preference items are typically higher compared to other innovative industries and products.
Overview: Healthcare perioperative services departments must tighten the reins of their own budgets in order to meet organizational expectations. The operating rooms at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, were tasked to reduce 10% of their supply costs from previous spending levels.
Overview: This session will focus on the power of collaboration, resulting in documented savings in excess of $8M. Yankee Alliance facilitated an Orthopedic Total Joint Collaborative for seventeen member hospitals to identify opportunities in quality and cost reduction and implement improvements to positively impact both. Yankee engaged Clinical Benchmarking to coach and facilitate as subject matter experts.
Overview: Hospital financial performance is now more dependent upon quality and outcomes than ever before. To be successful in this new world of healthcare, supply chain and physicians must reframe their relationship as a true partnership. This on-demand webinar, led by physicians, will explain how supply chain can appeal to physicians’ shifting priorities around value, and engage them in meaningful conversations focused on patients—not just products or price.
Overview: Learn how to drive organizational and cultural improvements by utilizing cost, quality, and outcome data in the decision making process. Understand how the use of trustworthy clinicians and industry partners in the support role with physicians/decision makers leads to success. Leave with a checklist of ideas for implementation. This session was previously recorded at the 2014 AHRMM Annual Conference.
Overview: In today's healthcare environment we need everyone, most importantly physicians, to be focused on making cost effective decisions that are safe and result in positive patient outcomes. As supply chain drives the cost effectiveness piece of this equation, engaging physicians requires that we organize all of our resources and data in a way that can tell the whole story. In this session, you will also learn how a hospital's payment will be based on their performance on outcomes and efficiency under value based purchasing.
Overview: Reducing variability in products, supplies, pharmaceuticals and other cost drivers is key to achieving margins in Medicare payment. It is complex in both large and small hospitals, with consequences to physician satisfaction. This session details the process used by Vidant Health, an eight-hospital system with a 900-bed academic medical center, to engage physicians in standardization resulting in substantial savings. This session will include process, from beginning to end, pitfalls, discovery and outcomes.
Overview: In this two-part on-demand series, hear directly from physicians as they discuss how to have conversations that drive change. The presenters also share findings from a survey debunking physician preference myths that have stifled clinical resource management. Discover different methods that prepare you to have physician preference items conversations that impact value analysis and improve clinical and financial outcomes.
According to Edward Deming, uncontrolled variation is the enemy of quality and quite a bit of uncontrolled variation exists in today's medical device field. There are several ways to approach strategic contracting and partnerships in the health care supply chain arena. One option is using dis-intermediation, or a rep-less model, for medical device purchases. In this AHRMM on-demand webinar, the current standard for medical device sales and the opportunity for innovation in this space is discussed.
Overview: The operating room is at the same time a major cost center and revenue driver for most hospitals. While often perceived as a well-oiled machine, the OR is frequently impacted by numerous obstacles that impede process flow and lead to inefficiencies. This includes inventory management and process variability.
Overview: This panel of three leading experts in the value analysis field candidly share information regarding the status of Value Analysis when they entered the field, their experiences during the evolution of value analysis to current state in their perspective organizations and discuss their thoughts on the future state of value analysis as well as lessons learned along the way. The value analysis best practice on-demand session includes real life information for the novice through the expert as we explore the evolution from past to present and future.
Overview: Who’s keeping score? As a supply chain professional working from the intersection of Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO), you need to be the one keeping score. Tune in to this previously recorded on-demand webinar to learn how to apply cost (expenditures as they relate to supplies, services, and other areas in supply chain control, i.e.