Purchased services account for approximately 20% of a hospital’s total operating spend and 35% of non-labor spend. In fact, purchased services can actually account for more overall hospital spend than medical/surgical and clinician preference items. These significant numbers can be attributed to the fact that it is a largely decentralized category, with contract processes owned by several departments. As purchased services are used by numerous areas, the opportunity for savings is huge.
Acurity helps members overcome the myriad challenges associated with this spend category and transform their processes from reactive to proactive. This includes providing benchmarks to demonstrate where spend is elevated in an entire health system as compared to its geographic peers, as well as providing assistance organizing spend data—essential to identifying the greatest areas of opportunity.
Meet Our Expert
Peter Beshara, PMP, CMRP
In his position at Acurity, Peter Beshara concentrates on purchased services contracting and negotiations. He was a category manager at EmblemHealth, specializing in the end-to-end supply chain of its group practice affiliate. While working there, he served on steering committees for imaging, pharmacy, and clinical engineering services. During his consulting career, Peter managed capital projects for Montefiore Medical Center, NYC Health + Hospitals, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He planned, procured, and scheduled delivery of capital medical equipment.
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