Supply chain improvements can drive greater operational efficiency, cut costs, and enable healthcare organizations to positively impact the quality of patient care. Learn more about real life examples of how these improvements are making an impact in the new Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) report.
In an effort to improve operations and reduce costs - not just for themselves but for each other – more and more healthcare providers and suppliers are embracing collaboration as a way to establish successful and sustainable business relationships.
This new report, The 2015 AHRMM Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Report: Uncovering Applications of the CQO Movement throughout Healthcare, contains eight case studies from healthcare providers, suppliers, and other stakeholders across the healthcare continuum describing the applications of the CQO Movement through collaborative activities in the areas of operational efficiency, total cost to serve, and utilization and standardization.
Under the CQO approach, supply chain is no longer looking at cost in isolation, but is supporting the correlation between Cost (all costs associated with delivering patient care and supporting the care environment), Quality (patient-centered care aimed at achieving the best possible clinical outcomes), and Outcomes (financial reimbursement driven by outstanding clinical care at the appropriate costs), as opposed to viewing each independently.
In 2015, AHRMM convened the AHRMM Thought Leader Task Force, an exploratory group tasked with uncovering applications of the CQO Movement across the healthcare field. The goals and objectives of the Task Force were to identify, research, and report out on collaborative supply chain initiatives between providers and a variety of partners, including but not limited to manufacturers, distributors, group purchasing organizations (GPOs) and technology companies that involve better data standardization, sharing, analytics, and evidence-based decision making to improve CQO.