Transitioning from Value Analysis to Clinical-Supply Integration: It’s All About the Process

08/05/20

Clinical-supply integration (CSI) has become a recognizable concept for many health care organizations as they continue to focus on performance improvement. But many are unsure how to operationalize a CSI model that fits their organization. 

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Getting from Good to Great: Using Data to Move From Traditional Product Standardization to Clinical-Supply Integration

08/05/20

John D. Rockefeller once said, “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” It’s hard to argue with Rockefeller’s successful approach to business. To apply his philosophy in supply chain, we need to rethink our approach to product decision-making.

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How Do You Know What You Know? 3 ways Clinical-Supply Integration Can Help You Make Better Decisions

08/05/20

Traditional value analysis committees have been making decisions on the purchase of clinical products and services for years. Typically residing in the supply chain department, these value analysis programs have not always been efficient.

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Moving from Value Analysis to a Clinical-Supply Integration Model: Engagement and Alignment are Key

08/05/20

While CSI is the more sophisticated version of VA, both strategies require oversight. CSI necessitates additional attributes in order to be successful, such as a triad governance, accurate data insights, peer reviews, and a sustainable process that drives continuous improvement

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Clinical-Supply Integration vs. Value Analysis: Is There a Difference?

08/05/20

For years, health care supply chain professionals have been charged with balancing cost, quality and clinician preference when introducing new products and technologies to the organization. We often refer to this process as value analysis work and, more recently, it’s been referred to as clinical-supply integration.

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How to Strategize PPE Supply Capacity During a Shortage: Conventional, Contingency and Crisis Capacity Strategies

08/03/20

Never has personal protective equipment (PPE) been as coveted as it has been during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Sleep Center Surveys and Accreditation: Is Your Center Ready?

08/03/20

Sound sleep is an imperative in achieving and maintaining good health. Yet, according to the National Sleep Foundation, between 50 and 70 million Americans experience some sort of sleep or wakefulness disorder. Because of these statistics, sleep medicine is a growing specialty area and in high demand.

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Welcoming Generation Z to the Health Care Workplace

07/27/20

Today’s workforce is incredibly complex with more generations working side by side than ever before. Organizations are challenged by leading a multigenerational workforce with different communication preferences and tendencies, defining events, values and technological expertise and experience. These challenges are only intensified by the stress of COVID-19.

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Now’s a Great Opportunity to Fine-tune Your Emergency Management Plan

07/24/20

It’s probably safe to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken many organizations’ emergency management plans, and likely most staff, to a point that exceeds any actual past event or simulation drill. And, we are still in the thick of the fight against this virus.

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Stonehenge and Health System Mergers: The Role of Inertia

07/23/20

In his latest essay, Vizient Research Institute Executive Director Tom Robertson reflects on a series of conversations with health system CEOs from across the country. Coming out of the economic shutdown caused by the pandemic, health systems are engaged in “purposeful restarts” in which deliberate decisions are being made about whether and where specific clinical programs re-emerge. Drawing a parallel to an iconic landmark in the English countryside, Tom Robertson considers the role of inertia, both in nature and within complex organizations.

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