clinical intelligence for supply chain leadership


Action, application must replace talk about clinical evidence

Stop talking about the importance of evidence and start incorporating the proof of clinical value into utilization management and value analysis processes.

Don’t let freight escape your cost management efforts

There are many costs in a health system. Some are large (orthopedic implants), others are small (housekeeping chemicals); some are relatively easy to control...

In pursuit of foundational fusion

According to the American Hospital Association (AHA) clinical integration is the coordination of patient care across conditions, providers, settings, and time in order to...

Bridge gap between clinical resource usage and value analysis

A recent poll of value analysis professionals conducted by SVAH Solutions showed that two-thirds of the respondents haven’t begun integrating clinical supply utilization management...

Open Payments…should Value Analysis care?

What in the world is this Open Payments thing? In a nutshell, it is a portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...

Managing the cost of product expirations

Expiration dates have become ubiquitous on medical supplies. When I started in this field there were limited items with expiration dates — primarily medications...

Purchasing’s enduring pennant race

Recently, I was speaking to a group of Supply Chain professionals about healthcare today when I was asked an interesting question: “If this was...

Small projects and big wins

  In my work with hospitals across the country on utilization projects, I have encountered multiple types of value analysis (VA) programs in various stages...

Clinical supply utilization management paves way forward

Hospitals’ clinical supply costs are rising faster than volume. According to one prominent healthcare newsmagazine the typical hospital has seen its clinical supply cost...

Taking stock of capital acquisition procedures

In some organizations hundreds of millions of dollars can be spent on capital acquisitions each year. Because it does not affect the expense budget,...
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