ASP Global and Healthcare Purchasing News team up to deliver a 5-Part series by ASP’s Bethany Gliem. The series focuses on how Value Analysis Teams (VATs) can impact patient satisfaction, overall quality and reduce costs by adding global sourcing to your team’s value-based purchasing arsenal.
Check out parts 1-5 below!
Part 1: What is global sourcing and how can it impact your value analysis team?
Many of America’s leading hospitals and IDNs including New York-Presbyterian, ROI Mercy, Northside Hospital (Atlanta) and Westchester Medical Center Health Network have implemented global sourcing programs to improve the quality of products while driving significant cost savings.
Part 2: How Value Analysis Can Introduce Global Sourcing to your Organization
Understanding the what and why about global sourcing is key to introducing your team to the strategic value-based implementation of global sourcing. It is all about improving quality and the patient experience while reducing costs associated with thousands of your common hospital products.
Part 3: How Value Analysis Can Gain Strategy Acceptance for the Global Sourcing Program Throughout the Entire Organization
Now that the team has been developed and has been introduced to the global sourcing concept including the clinical and financial benefits it can provide your organization, it is time to gain strategy acceptance.
Part 4: Go Time - The Last Critical Steps Implementing a Value-Based, VAT-led Global Sourcing Program
Having successfully achieved organizational strategy acceptance for your hospital’s global sourcing program your hard work is about to pay off. The following are the final steps needed to launch the program that will deliver clinically acceptable or superior products at 20 – 50 percent savings and improvements in the customer experience compared to the legacy products they replace.
Part 5: Expansion - Building Your Global Sourcing Program to Maturity
You have completed your clinical trials, engaged your staff and now your first batch of globally sourced hospital products are being used throughout your facilities. Now what?
About the author
Bethany Gleim is Director of Value Analysis for ASP Global, a leader in global sourcing strategies and programs that enable IDNs, hospitals and large group practices to take advantage of lower costs and improved quality in hospital medical supplies available through direct sourcing, an efficient supply chain model and the global marketplace.