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Like many other industries, Healthcare IT increasingly is transitioning from onsite software and hardware deployments to a public or private cloud. As older clinical and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software programs face their end of life (EOL), meaning the vendor plans to sunset support for the program, hospitals and other healthcare organizations have the opportunity […]

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How Inaccurate Clinical Product Data Is Costing the Health System Clinical product data challenges are extremely costly for a health system. Although these issues may seem “in the weeds,” they are actually upending health systems and need to be on the radar of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for this reason. These challenges cause software […]

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By: Candace Mercer, Data Quality Supervisor at Curvo Labs Defining categorization & classification In order to determine how classification drives category logic, it’s important to define the difference between categorization and classification. Categorization is considered more subjective and is a general way of logically grouping similar items together. Clinical products can be categorized by size, […]

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Procedure analytics programs are used by health systems to help support a broader clinical integration initiative between the supply chain team and clinicians to drive value to patients in terms of quality care and outcomes. To create a successful collaboration and for the supply chain team to have solid conversations with clinicians, the health system […]

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Value analysis and category leaders at health systems are stretched for resources now more than ever. In order to scale for growing new product requests while responding quickly, these teams are actively looking for ways to automate the manual supply chain process. One area where current processes are both manual and time consuming is related […]

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Medical device classifications systems, such as the Generic Implant Classification (GIC)©, are an important tool for healthcare supply chain teams. They help teams compare clinical products and identify variables that determine what drives the success or failure of certain products. GIC is considered the gold standard because of its high accuracy with clinical product data […]

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What is GIC©? Supply chain teams rely on classification systems to more efficiently and effectively improve patient outcomes while also improving costs. The use of classifications helps with supply chain teams’ category strategy as they help to compare products accurately, to quickly search a mountainous amount of data, and to align specific products to improve patient outcomes in […]

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Tips & Advice for Supply Chain on Winning Over Physicians Healthcare supply chain teams invest a great deal of time and energy into telling the story of their clinical data analysis. In this supply chain guide, Brad Nash and Kelley Young share the presentation tips that have helped them gain buy-in from surgeons and result […]

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Communicating in the Same Language Through Shared Data Facilitating conversations about managing clinical spend and successfully enacting change takes more than simply sharing accurate case data and adequately preparing for meetings, which we focused on in our first blog and second blog about best supply chain practices to use when presenting to surgeons. For this […]

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Electrophysiology (EP) studies and ablations are a mainstay of hospital’s EP lab, and the source of much inpatient revenue. The purpose of an EP procedure is to “map” the electrical system of the heart and, if possible, to correct anomalies in the heart’s electrical system. The physiology of the heart contains electrical pathways that generate […]

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