Optimizing Clinical Outcomes and Quality of Care
On the supply chain side, product standardization is a platform upon which practice standardization can be built. Less product variation can aid clinicians in improving clinical efficacy through increased familiarity with a single product. This decreases need for training across different product lines at different system facilities.
Personal preference on certain items does not assist in reducing costs nor does it necessarily ensure a better patient experience or better outcomes. While some exceptions are valid in individual cases, the reasons why individuals or departments deviate from standardized purchasing practices are usually subjective and not grounded in evidence.
According to Intermountain Healthcare’s Dr. Brent James and several other nationally-recognized experts on variation, inappropriate variation is a known cause of poor quality and outcomes.
Intalere’s programs are all geared toward the patient first concept of optimizing clinical outcomes and quality of care. Contact us to learn more.