Monday August 11, 2014
BLUE.POINT AND SOUTHCOAST HOSPITALS GROUP SELECTED AS A LEADING PRACTICE FOR CAUTI REDUCTION
I am happy to share some exciting news from this year’s Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) annual conference in Orlando, FL. There, AHRMM announced that BLUE.POINT and Southcoast Hospitals Group were selected as a leading practice for their work on reducing the number of Catheter Acquired Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI).
We applaud AHRMM and what they are doing with the Cost, Quality and Outcomes (CQO) movement. They are developing a public repository for leading and proven supply chain practices, case studies, and toolkits that are developed from a cost, quality and outcomes perspective. They are providing education on the importance of clinicians and supply chain working collaboratively for the benefit of their patient and their hospital. The CQO movement aligns with what we do at BLUE.POINT every day by helping hospitals reduce the cost of best practice.
BLUE.POINT is proud to be selected as a leading practice and of the collaboration with Southcoast Hospitals Group that lead to the selection. We also congratulate Southcoast Hospitals Group in their success in decreasing CAUTI incidents as well as realizing savings of over $250,000.
The process we followed is summarized very simply in the chart below. I encourage you to review the Executive Summary and supporting documentation available at the bottom of this post and hope that you can use these items to reduce costs, while improving quality, in your facility!
Mark is the Chief Supply Chain Officer for Blue.Point Supply Chain Solutions. For the past six years Mark and the Blue.Point team have focused on helping hospitals and their value analysis committees identify variance in product usage through utilization benchmarking, driving significant savings for their customers. Mark is passionate about collaborating with clinicians to focus on total cost and best practices, versus price points alone.