Cardinal Health, HIMSS Analytics collaborate as Certified Organization of CISOM maturity model

Feb. 19, 2021

To help health systems optimize and benchmark progress as they innovate their clinical and operational supply chains, Cardinal Health WaveMark Supply Management & Workflow Solutions announced a collaboration with HIMSS Analytics as a Certified Organization of the Clinically Integrated Supply Outcomes Model (CISOM).

The CISOM is more than a guide for cost or process-improvement strategy. HIMSS notes that medical error is the third leading cause of death in North America, and points to research that demonstrates health systems using CISOM to create an automated supply chain infrastructure at the point of care can proactively identify risk of adverse events for clinicians and intervene appropriately to help reduce error.

As a HIMSS Analytics Certified Organization, WaveMark will help health systems evaluate the maturity of its hospitals or IDNs against industry-aligned, best demonstrated practices. The CISOM is an eight stage (0-7) model that provides a strategic pathway to track processes and products used in care by mobilizing data to create real-world evidence of impact and outcomes for patient populations.

The WaveMark portfolio offers solutions that directly support many of the criteria required in the stages of CISOM maturity, including:

·        Automated recall and expiration tracking at the point of care

·         Supply chain data that proves cost savings and identifies opportunities for improvement

·         Insights that support leadership with strategic decision making

·         Clinical supply documentation at the point of care that is tied to a patient medical record

·         Adoption of Unique Device Identification (UDI) global standards

Cardinal Health has the release.