Clinical Supply Integration Learning Series: Managing Variation through Comprehensive Category Management
Establishing a revolving category review schedule will enhance hospital’s ability to manage the rising cost of devices and implants with the many competitors in this space by providing a forum for shared decision-making among physicians and contracting.
Health care executives
Supply Chain Professionals
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe ways of engaging physicians to establish a revolving category management schedule
- Identify strategies for improving resource management by category with the goal of reduced variation
- List the benefits of shared decision-making with physicians when aligning contracts
Neil Horton, RN
Ashley Zielny, RN
Susan Hogan, RN
Marly Christenson, PhD, MS, RN, NP, CPHQ
Shireen Elnaggar, MBA
Member Education and Learning Director
Susan Hogan, RN
Lisa McClain, RN
Blane Schilling, MD
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