Healthcare Cost Solutions, LLC is a niche consulting firm which focuses on supply chain optimization and clinical resource management in healthcare organizations. We are comprised exclusively of executive-level consultants with extensive clinical and operational backgrounds in healthcare. We offer customized consulting solutions to meet the most pressing needs of your health system.
Starting with a comprehensive assessment of your supply chain operations concentrating in high resource consuming clinical areas, such as surgical services, and analyzing data available including current financial information, we present definitive information with specific findings, recommendations, and a prioritized implementation project plan. Our expertise also positions us to assist you in implementing strategies and actions to achieve sustainable results.
Our combined skills and backgrounds in clinical and supply chain/materials management functions gives us the ability to work with physicians, clinicians, supply chain executives, financial and operational leaders to both involve and obtain input, educate on process improvement and work side by side through implementation and process improvements. Through the use of our “coaching and mentoring” style, along with proven analytic tools, your health system both achieves cost reduction objectives, and becomes self-sufficient in sustaining the performance improvements well beyond our engagement. We blend the crucial and interrelated elements of:
- Understanding and focusing on activities that matter most to achieving sustainable lowest acquisition cost as well as lowest total delivered cost
- Focusing on those process improvements that facilitate buy-in, understanding and long term adoption of best practices while maintaining a focus on maintaining quality patient care
- Facilitating clinician involvement through the entire process
- Designing methodologies for developing and providing accurate spend information in support of product, operational and clinical decision-making
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Modern Healthcare article dated 8/30/10 about implications of health reform on healthcare supply chain and GPO relationships