Having a platform that allows for accurate data capture and analytics enables savings opportunities for health systems. By Jack Simmons, NVP commercial services, Cardinal Health and Wavemark Download Article
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The CQO movement is the health care supply chain’s fitness tracker. It engages supply chain with leaders across the healthcare environment to apply a new approach. To start with your own CQO KPI, look for your Bigfoot within your organization to identify top priorities. After looking at those top priorities, apply the CQO perspective.
Successful CQO initiatives must start with data that is reliable and accurate, but it takes physician leadership to make sure it is also meaningful. With the complex array of data sources available today, special skillsets are needed to drive a clinically oriented data strategy and build an architecture of analytics that can be drilled down to physician level and individual cost drivers.
Cost per case is a valuable measure because it captures multiple data points. As reports are developed and used, CPC can prove a powerful tool for finding cost reduction and process improvement opportunities—and that can impact your hospital’s bottom line.
Healthcare delivery systems in the U.S. have traditionally targeted health intervention strategies at individuals rather than populations. However, the transition to value-based care necessitates that healthcare providers develop population health management strategies to improve disease management. This article outlines the ways in which population health management can benefit both the healthcare system and the health of the communities it serves. By: Michelle Kurta, Mary Beth Lang, Benjamin Collier, and Scott Mullins
Collecting and analyzing data has been a top priority for the healthcare supply chain in recent years. Health systems have been on a quest to find the right data. Data with the power to unveil some of the long-elusive mysteries behind supply usage and costs to help make smarter product and technology decisions, ultimately reducing cost and enhancing patient care
Data is becoming as much of an asset to an organization as its people. Being able to reliably quantify value and deliver on the promise of high-quality healthcare at a lower cost using evidenced-based decision making will be what distinguishes those providers and suppliers from their competitors.
UDI in the Healthcare Supply Chain: A Strategic Asset to Improve Patient Outcomes and Reduce Total Cost of Care
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How a Community Hospital Improved Heart Attack Outcomes while Reducing Costs to Outperform Most Hospitals in the Country
This article is from the March/April 2017 issue of the AHRMM member-only magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions. At St. Francis Hospital, HealthTrust advisors and the cardiovascular team implemented successful processes producing consistent door-to-balloon times of less than 35 minutes, slashed costs associated with renal failure by 90 percent, and reduced readmissions below the national benchmark. HealthTrust is a sponsor of the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement.
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This article is from the November/December 2016 issue of the AHRMM member-only magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions. As the hospital pharmacy landscape continues to become more and more complex, hospitals and health systems need to understand that better management of the medication supply chain will help balance ever-evolving fiscal challenges. Download Article
This article is from the November/December 2016 issue of the AHRMM member-only magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions. How is technology contributing to better data, which means better outcomes and lower costs? What is technology? What is healthcare supply chain technology? It’s all a giant jigsaw puzzle of questions. What does the finished puzzle look like? Download Article
This article is from the November/December 2016 issue of the AHRMM member-only magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions. When supply chain analytics are enabled by the right data collection technology, they have the power to help hospital leaders better predict, trend and analyze product utilization information at every touch point throughout the enterprise. Download Article
Medical device manufacturers have been working hard to comply with the new Unique Device Identification (UDI) regulations from the FDA that are aimed at bolstering the safety of medical devices. The UDI system, which the agency says will be phased in over several years, is intended to improve patient safety, modernize device post-market surveillance, and facilitate medical device innovation. The FDA program leverages human and machine-readable UDI labeling for identifying medical devices, and device labelers must submit information about each device to the FDA’s Global UDI Database.