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Dec 30, 2019
Health care organizations continue to look for new ways to reduce costs. Ultimately, data, clinical integration, and engaging multi-disciplinary stakeholders may be the major keys to success. In this webinar, we describe how a large health system sought to standardize endomechanical, suture, trocars, and surgical energy across multiple categories.
Dec 13, 2019
Today, health systems are being forced to leverage disparate data from internal and external sources to drive business intelligence solutions. In this webinar, we review some of the challenges of disparate technology systems and how data can be better synchronized to drive meaningful understandings that fuel decisions.
Oct 28, 2019
The role of the supply chain is more important in health care than ever before due to the rising economic challenges that are faced today. This three-part on-demand series focuses on WHY strategic planning is important, WHAT a supply chain strategic plan should include, and HOW to implement a new strategic plan at your organization.
Oct 22, 2019
Advocate Health Care developed a provider-supplier partnership that reduced re-admission rates and improved quality of care inside and outside of the hospitals. This webinar discusses elements of the collaborative research, the clinical economic baseline and outcome, as well as how the quality improvement program components lead to better care process.
Dec 31, 1969
Purchased services typically represents over 20 percent of a healthcare system’s total annual expenditures. During this webinar, we discuss best practices to understand actionable data, identify smaller spend categories for your staff to tackle, and decide when it is safe to go at it alone versus when to recruit additional resources.
Dec 31, 1969
In many organizations, the relationship between supply chain and accounts payable is strained due to lack of clarity and ownership. This webinar discusses ways to form a collaborative, streamlined, and process-driven approach to reconciling purchase order errors, facilitating purchase order matching, and creating positive outcomes for departments and vendors.
Dec 31, 1969
New risk sharing models align the economics of an agreement to product or service performance and outcomes. In this webinar, we discuss this relatively new concept in health care and how sharing responsibility can enhance both parties’ performance levels and improve patient outcomes through mutual investment.
Dec 31, 1969
This webinar takes a deep look at industries that have evolved successful and meaningful supplier relationships to advance shared value among a network of suppliers. We will examine the Honda/Toyota experience of working among their suppliers and discuss key tools of collaboration, including barriers and partnership takeaways based on current provider supplier relationships.
Dec 31, 1969
This webinar explains how supplier diversity can be a valuable investment toward sustainability. Presenters define supplier diversity and the associated specific designations and discuss the evolution of supplier diversity. Get a glimpse into how to build a business case for supplier diversity including the scope and benefits (CQO and Sustainability) for the supplier and purchaser, as well as the importance of executive support.
Dec 31, 1969
HealthTrust brought together three of its top medical, sourcing, and technical subject matter experts for an insightful hour of the initial impact CJR has on hospitals’ orthopedic service line. During this webinar, they discuss two strategies for improving performance: 1) build a database of implants to increase savings; and 2) use patients’ affinity for technology to engage with providers and measure the quality of orthopedic care.
Dec 31, 1969
This webinar explains how supplier diversity can be a valuable investment toward sustainability. Presenters define supplier diversity and the associated specific designations and discuss the evolution of supplier diversity. Get a glimpse into how to build a business case for supplier diversity including the scope and benefits (CQO and Sustainability) for the supplier and purchaser, as well as the importance of executive support.
Dec 31, 1969
Contracting strategies, negotiation, and centralized contract management processes can generate significant savings in one of the largest areas of spend. A team of Hospital Executives shares the lessons learned, implementation experiences, and savings they brought their facilities, focusing on the non-traditional areas of spend.
Dec 31, 1969
Social responsibility is an emerging area of importance for all health care supply chain professionals to understand and participate in. This webinar examines the evolving needs of communities, the historic role of hospitals as a community enterprise, and why hospitals and health systems are viewed by the public as an anchor of local life.
Dec 31, 1969
Capital equipment replacement planning is an activity many organizations engage in year after year. In this two-part series, we will outline a process of evaluating current equipment utilizing specific data elements and identifying where that data can be obtained and discuss how to use data and planning results to prioritize and follow established guidelines to replace only the equipment that needs replacing.
Dec 31, 1969
This webinar provides an overview of the reasons for drug shortages, recent advocacy efforts to ameliorate the situation, and action steps organizations can take to minimize the impact of drug shortages on patient care. Specific drug shortage examples such as the IV fluids shortage are discussed.
Dec 31, 1969
Budget Impact Analysis (BIA) is a type of analysis that can bridge organizational gaps to help improve coverage decisions for new products or procedures. Because a BIA can be adjusted to meet the goals of a particular population with particular needs, it can also improve the value and the quality of healthcare. This type of analysis can help Supply Chain leaders and their collaborative value analysis teams to make local adoption decisions in a timely manner.
Dec 31, 1969
Learn about the strategies that have been successful at Dignity Health in developing a purchased services product line. In this webinar we explain how to develop a purchased services contracting product line, discuss the unique challenges in this area, and show you how to estimate the potential opportunity.
Dec 31, 1969
The perioperative services administration at Massachusetts General created a rigorous and rapid approach to raising the level of cost awareness among its nursing, surgical technician, and surgical staff. In this webinar, the leadership team shares how they used data capture to assess supply use and how they changed the culture in their hospital to be more cost aware.
Dec 31, 1969
Hear industry leaders at Mayo Clinic share how they are strengthening their supplier relationships in each major contracting category using a newly created interactive scorecard. Utilize Mayo’s criteria as a starting point to standardize evaluation metrics and develop true strategic partnerships with your vendor community.