Blogs on clinical-supply integration

Learn more about clinical-supply integration (CSI), a system-based approach to remove practice variation around consumption of medical devices, medical equipment and pharmaceuticals.

Value Analysis And Bilateral Communication Are Keys To Effective Purchasing Decisions

Published on 12/10/20 by Ashley Zielny and Donna Colby

Learn how a value analysis program with a bilateral communication plan can help avoid siloed decisions and communication breakdowns when making new product decisions.

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

Published 8/05/20 by Deborah Roy

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?

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

Published 8/05/20 by Kate Lizzi and Sue Hogan

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. 

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

Published 8/05/20 by Donna Colby and Neil Horton

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.

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

Published on 8/05/20 by Annette Alexander, Kate Lizzi and Kristi Blitz

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.

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

Published on 8/05/20 by Nancy Masaschi and Kristi Biltz

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. 

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

Published 5/12/20 by Deborah Roy

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?

Sorting Out a Governance Process for Clinical Decision-Making: The 7 Truths

Published 6/21/19 by Deborah Roy

Whether an organization calls it governance or refers to it as oversight, leaves it to a steering committee or keeps it within a traditional value analysis structure, the goal is the same: create an informed, clinically driven process at the physician level for patient-centric decisions that are implemented at the organizational level. Or in some cases not implemented.

In the Ever-changing World of Value Analysis, Just How Mature is Your Program?

Published 6/19/18 by Deborah Roy

Just how mature are you? Ask a teenager that question, and you’ll elicit a response that probably borders on premature, with their developing drive toward independence and control. One thing we do know is that during adolescence, we all mature at different rates. But in time, we do mature. We develop processes that help us manage life, set goals and decide when it’s time to take action.

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