Supply chain tip of the week: Target services — not supplies — for cost savings

While health systems have focused on the high dollar supply areas to find savings within their hospitals for years, they're now finding significant untapped opportunities within their purchased services, according to Dina Salvaggio, a director at Chicago-based Prism Healthcare Partners.

Ms. Salvaggio shared the following tip with Becker's Hospital Review.

 

"Services such as transcription, dialysis, contracted labor, food and nutrition, and medical equipment service contracts are very expensive and not always well-managed. Through experienced contract and utilization review, analytics and negotiations, providers can realize hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings without the issues associated with physician preferences that often arise when changing clinical supplies."

 

If you would like to submit a supply chain tip of the week, please contact Mackenzie Bean at mbean@beckershealthcare.com.

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