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A template for success: combining clinicians' expertise with national resources
Hospital leaders and performance partners can quickly resolve issues that traditionally may take weeks by embracing aligned goals and integrating expertise across teams. The foundation for success was built first by mapping out the goals shared between INTEGRIS Health and Vizient, then working at the leading indicators for improvement. As a result, INTEGRIS Health was able to pivot operations quickly as the COVID-19 outbreak worsened, taking actions such as procuring hand sanitizer from a local brewery.
"We focus on the combined efforts of people, process and technology to bring proactive and optimal supply replenishment into clinical care areas and get clinical providers back at the bedside," said Matthew Ziehme, associate vice president, Vizient.
Strengthen partnerships by aligning goals
INTEGRIS Health and Vizient leaders shared the same foundational values, or pillars of excellence as INTEGRIS Health refers to them. By mandating that each supply chain initiative be viewed through INTEGRIS Health’s seven pillars of excellence, and the framework of people, processes and technology, the team built a foundation of flexibility.
A culture of trust
The integration and intentional alignment of values led to a valuable byproduct — a culture of trust. Supply chain brought information and supplier relationships to clinical caregivers in the spirit of collaboration.
Speed to value
The alignment also enabled INTEGRIS Health to quickly generate value. For example, $2.5 million in savings was realized by committing to work mostly with one partner for cardiac rhythm management.
Procedure Sites of the Future: Four Ways Supply Chain Leaders Can Prepare Now
Nearly 85% of procedures are performed on an outpatient basis today, according to a report by Sg2, a Vizient subsidiary, but they have largely remained inside the four walls of the hospital. During the next decade, many of the procedures may transition outside hospital walls to lower-cost, lower-acuity ambulatory care sites.Read the newsroom article
There is no 'one-size-fits all' approach to preparing for these ambulatory shifts. Understanding your organization’s strategy and what steps you should take now will position your supply chain for success.
What COVID Taught US About the Health Care Supply Chain
Reflection by Judi Proctor, senior consultant, supply chain management operations, Vizient on the pitfalls of traditional supply chains and lessons learned on how to minimize disruptions when problematic scenarios occur.Read the newsroom article
The story behind the stories
For every successful partnership we’ve built, there’s another story at the heart of it. It’s the four pillars of everything we do—insights, innovations, speed to value, and collaboration.
Supply chain assurance requires a new approach to increase trust and transparency. We are evolving the way we support member-guided needs to reduce the impact of demand surges and supply shortages.