Refocusing on Accreditation Compliance After the Pandemic

08/10/20

Here are five key strategies to help refocus your team during this pandemic and resume proactive, continuous accreditation compliance to help ensure your organization is always “survey ready.”

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COVID-19 Response Requires Innovation from Hospital Labs: 4 Actions to Take Now

08/06/20

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical laboratories immediately experienced a decline in testing volume. And, while the test volumes are inching upward as labs find their footing in the new pandemic environment, the rate of recovery is slower than anticipated.

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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 clinical-supply integration is a more sophisticated version of value analysis, 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. Is there really a difference between the two concepts?

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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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There’s No Easy Button For Improving Risk-Adjusted Mortality

07/28/20

When hospital leaders are presented with performance improvement opportunities uncovered through Vizient's clinical benchmarking data, it’s not uncommon for them to first look for reasons for below-average performance rather than consider what changes could be implemented to improve. This happened recently after presenting a length-of-stay (LOS) opportunity to leaders of a large hospital.

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