Working with Clinicians

Working with Clinicians

Creating an infrastructure and a culture that promote adherence to value-based purchasing practices is the key to sustainable improvement. This includes creating forums for regular multidisciplinary collaboration that actively involve clinicians in buying decisions.

Acurity offers a range of solutions that foster interdepartmental teamwork and lead to process enhancements that result in improved care quality and reduced operating expenses.

Comparative Effectiveness 

Acurity develops collaborative groups from our membership that engage multidisciplinary teams in benchmarking comparative effectiveness data—such as clinical evidence, outcomes, and utilization—and sharing best practices for optimizing care delivery across health systems. The resulting collaboration between supply chain leaders, physicians, and clinicians helps build the strong hospital-physician alignment required to be successful in the new care environment. These initiatives have helped members improve outcomes and reduce unnecessary product variation.

Implementing a Physician-Led Value Analysis Program

We believe true value analysis is a physician-led, hospital-wide, evidence-based process in which key stakeholders—both clinical and administrative—collaborate to establish, prioritize, and monitor initiatives that reduce costs while maintaining or improving quality and outcomes. Our experts serve as group facilitators for assessing supply spend, engaging clinical staff in strategy design, tracking and validating savings, and creating organization-wide accountability. This support has helped many members implement successful, sustainable programs that go beyond product price evaluation to truly make a difference in healthcare outcomes. Learn more.

Address Resource Utilization 

Eliminating product variability and waste is key to improving care quality and reducing total operating expenses. Acurity offers members access to comprehensive databases, tools, and support to analyze clinical outcomes, practice variation, and other relevant data for key physician preference areas so that they can make the most informed purchasing decisions. Our support extends beyond analytics to negotiation competencies, ongoing price surveillance, supplier management, and physician engagement. In addition, Acurity’s contract experts use member feedback to create portfolios for purchasing categories that traditionally pose utilization challenges—such as blood management—to help you improve quality and performance at the lowest cost.

Disease Management

Acurity’s contract experts use member feedback and subject matter intelligence to create contract portfolios for specific disease states. These disease states are typically found in the most high-cost patient populations—those who tend to suffer from added complications, leading to additional hospitalizations. Our portfolios can be used to initiate hospital-clinician alignment by providing education to business leaders while capturing the attention of the clinical leaders tasked with addressing readmission rates. Together, these stakeholders can access extensively vetted solutions that enhance patient care and organizational performance at the lowest cost.

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