3 Steps to Procure-to-Pay Efficiency That Are Worth the Effort


In health care supply chain, there are often discussions about procure-to-pay and the benefits that can be gained with the integration of procurement and accounts payable. A streamlined P2P process eliminates the negative downstream effects that drain opportunities to reduce costs and build value.


Clinical-Supply Integration: What Does It Mean Post-COVID?

Emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, how do we incorporate all of the lessons learned? How do we forecast the new normal? What path or template will help health care systems and hospitals sequence decisions and guide change?  More

A Fine Engagement: 4 Tips for Getting the Most From Your Next Consulting Experience

“Lose the ties,” was the first thing the VP (let’s call him Dave) said as he warmly greeted our team. It was not yet 6 in the morning and we had just run (literally) into the lobby after receiving a 5 a.m. text message saying that the presentation would start a full hour earlier.  More

When It Comes to Preventing Data Breaches, Keep These Main Facts in Mind

Thanks to advances in technology, patients have access to more effective treatment options, caregivers have access to tools that allow for greater efficiency and researchers have access to data that helps fight disease.  More

Lessons Learned From Launching a New Hospital Information System

Like the human heart, a hospital's information system provides a vital function: every beat transmitting important messages along one of the many integrated pathways in a synchronized operation.  More

Plant-Forward Movement Gives Hospitals Something to Chew On

As an executive in the hospital food services industry, I've had many folks tell me they are having a difficult time wrapping their heads around the "plant-forward" movement. Is it vegan? Vegetarian? Flexitarian? More

The Road to Payment Reform: A Guide to PAMA Compliance for Advanced Imaging

Overuse of advanced imaging modalities has been scrutinized by policymakers as a factor contributing to unsustainable levels of health care spending in our nation. That scrutiny was the driving force behind the passage of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA). This federal law includes a CMS mandate that ordering physicians consult Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) using a qualified Clinical Decision Support Mechanism (CDSM) when ordering advanced imaging procedures such as CT, MRI... More

Why a Servant Leadership Model Improves Organizational Performance

To enhance the efficiency, performance, effectiveness and overall success of an organization, it’s essential for associates to possess the relevant skills and knowledge required to drive the organization forward. Top-performing organizations implement various methods to improve the skills of their workforce. They may hold seminars or workshops, send employees to conferences, host quarterly town halls or have internal training sessions led by the human resources team, but all of these... More

What Does Your Item Master Tell You About Your Supply Chain’s DNA?

Did you know that your supply chain’s DNA resides in your item master? When you think about the DNA of your item master, it should consist of good, solid building blocks. After all, one definition of DNA is “the fundamental and distinctive characteristics or qualities of someone or something.” The building blocks create a solid foundation that’s the lifeline of your supply chain. Ensuring clean data allows your organization to obtain the right product, at the right... More

The Ins and Outs of Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment in the Health Care Setting

Is your organization planning a renovation or building a new facility? Be prepared with a plan (and a budget) for when the dust settles and interior design begins. As new construction and renovation projects near completion, furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) become vitally important to the look, feel and design of the space that has been altered, but FF&E is rarely part of the agreement between the general contractor and hospital. More