Over a 12 month period, Blue.Point worked closely with a 1,400 bed hospital system to assess their usage of evacuated containers. Blue.Point’s action plan helped identify that the hospital system purchased high cost evacuated containers in comparison to top performing hospitals.
I have spoken to many customers and potential customers about clinical product utilization and how it can be the key to sustainable savings and increased quality of care. While many teams charged with implementing utilization savings have support from their Executive Sponsor, I speak to just as many who lack this support. This creates a problematic savings journey to generate savings beyond the contract.
Tufts Medical Center a 415-bed academic medical center, uses Blue.Point’s product utilization tool to identify opportunities that support the hospital’s initiatives, as well as improve the quality of care for their patients. Blue.Point’s utilization study and custom action plan helped the hospital’s value analysis team perform an extensive review of their negative pressure wound therapy product inventory.
South County Hospital, a 100-bed acute care hospital, strives to provide top performing practices that offer improved quality of care for their patients. This is perfectly illustrated by aligning with Blue.Point’s utilization tools that focus on eliminating unnecessary variation in practice and product usage.
Tufts Medical Center is a 415-bed academic medical center, serving patients from Boston communities and throughout New England. As a teaching hospital, Tufts Medical Center has a strong focus on process improvements that enhance patient care. They actively use Blue.Point’s product utilization tool to identify opportunities that support the hospital’s initiatives, as well as improve the quality of care for their patients.
ShareSource, a group purchasing organization, is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Blue.Point. Through Blue.Point’s data management tools, ShareSource members can save by analyzing product utilization, identifying savings opportunities, maintaining clinical product quality, and progress tracking.
Many healthcare systems remain unaware of how "product utilization" can help improve the best practices around product review, selection, and implementation. Product utilization strategies in a healthcare setting, through advanced analytics, compares actual product usage among a single healthcare system and other, non-related healthcare systems to reveal practice variation.