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.
A 200+ bed hospital system evaluated the utilization of triple lumen peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC). These devices are placed peripherally but are similar to a central line in that PICC lines deliver medications centrally. The hospital found 27% of PICC lines had triple lumens.