CHICAGO, IL (July 12, 2017) – Guthrie, an integrated health system with subspecialty and primary care sites in 22 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York, announced that it would be adopting Procured Health’s full solution suite to reduce clinical supply spend as part of its ongoing initiatives to optimize performance across the system.“In the past, we haven’t fully leveraged the available clinical evidence to make the best cost management decisions to ensure we’re selecting the right product for the right patients at the right price,” said Grace Jackson, Guthrie vice president of procurement and supply chain. “As we take a more strategic approach to driving down costs, Procured Health’s evidence-based approach will enable us to identify specific opportunities to drive value, align more closely with physicians and strengthen our negotiating leverage with vendors.”
According to Procured Health CEO Hani Elias, mapping clinical evidence to Guthrie’s data will help the system take a holistic approach to optimizing product spend and selection. “For almost every health system, clinical supplies represent the single largest variable cost,” he said. “Our role at Procured Health is to ensure Guthrie has unbiased data and evidence to address unnecessary variation in the products they currently use and make more informed decisions about new products, and to help them track the costs savings tied to those initiatives.”
Jackson also stressed the importance of cross-departmental collaboration as a factor in Guthrie’s decision to work with Procured Health. “With today’s emphasis on value in healthcare, supply chains cannot afford to work in silos,” she said. “We need to work across teams to simultaneously address clinical variation, utilization, price parity and inventory management. With Procured Health’s unique technology, we can ensure that clinical and administrative leaders are making informed decisions about what’s best for our patients based on information presented in a language they all understand.”
Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.
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