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
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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.
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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
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.
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.
HealthTrust recently created the Physician Advisors Program, which is narrowing the chasm between those who purchase products and those who use them. The program solicits physicians’ input on clinical evidence reviews in product categories that have a significant impact on patient care, specifically physician preference items (PPI). Download Article