Contracting strategies, negotiation, and centralized contract management processes can generate significant savings in one of the largest areas of spend. Purchased Services represents 20% of a facility's operating expenses and is generally overlooked as a savings opportunity, even though it can generate rapid savings. 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.
- Define the non-traditional areas of operating expense.
- Articulate the service categories available within the scope of the engagement and average savings that can be achieved.
- Leverage contracting and negotiation strategies to centralize your own Purchased Services program.
- Andy Motz — Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, Sisters of Charity Health System
- Doug Colburn — VP Operations, Midtown Medical Center
- Meredith Bass — Controller, Columbus Regional Health
- Todd Hamilton — VP Supply Chain, AmSurg
- Tom Chickerella — VP Supply Chain, Ardent Health Services