See how data and new technology can improve outcomes and margins
The latest edition of the Vizient Medical Device Tech Watch covers a range of surgical and operational topics impacting the cardiovascular and orthopedic service lines. Our experts review the growing use of orthobiologics, cover insights on how Mayo Clinic sustains a clinically aligned supply chain, examine how data can improve implantable device programs and more.Access the report
Using physician preference items data to improve decision-making and lower cost
While many health care organizations have made significant strides in cost, managing utilization and costs for physician preference items (PPI) continues to be a challenge. Critical to this effort is a health care organization’s relationship with physicians and the ability to change behavior. Now, more than ever, organizations need to take a broader approach to achieving cost reductions. Success depends on having credible data to foster the right conversations with clinicians — conversations that show the impact of physician decisions on both clinical and financial outcomes.
Vizient experts use data and analytics to align physicians and organizational stakeholders to reduce overall acquisition costs and ultimately move organizations toward a more sophisticated utilization model. By focusing conversations with clinicians around improving clinical and financial outcomes while reducing cost and variation, we help organizations remain patient-focused while continually improving their overall performance.
See how Vizient experts helped three very different organizations achieve their cost reduction goals for physician preference items using data to guide process-changing conversations.
Tackling physician preference items with IHN Sourcing Group
Taking on five physician preference items in four months can be daunting, but for IHN Sourcing Group, it was an outstanding endeavor. In this 7-part video series, Shawn Katusin, executive director of IHN Sourcing group, describes how Vizient helped them reduce cost, improve standardization and maintain high levels of quality. Continue the story:
Engaging doctors at Health Future to help lower cost of physician preference items
What happens when a consortium of independent hospitals and hospital systems looks for ways to reduce physician preference item costs? Leslie Flick, executive director, Health Future, LLC, explains its approach to cost reduction for each organization, and how Vizient Advisory Solutions team members were able to identify a strategic direction to lower costs and deliver value.
Reducing variation at Sutter Health
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