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Procedure analytics programs are used by health systems to help support a broader clinical integration initiative between the supply chain […]

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Value analysis and category leaders at health systems are stretched for resources now more than ever. In order to scale […]

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Medical device classifications systems, such as the Generic Implant Classification (GIC)©, are an important tool for healthcare supply chain teams. […]

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What is GIC©? Supply chain teams rely on classification systems to more efficiently and effectively improve patient outcomes while also […]

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Communicating in the Same Language Through Shared Data Facilitating conversations about managing clinical spend and successfully enacting change takes more […]

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The Importance of Transparent, Accurate Data Healthcare supply chain leaders invest a great deal of time and energy into telling […]

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Best Practices When Presenting Case Cost Analysis to Surgeons Healthcare supply chain personnel invest a great deal of time and […]

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Business in 2020 was anything but usual for every industry, including hospitals and health systems. Acute care facilities arguably got […]

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The January 2021 issue of Orthopedic Network News (ONN) deals with replacements of joints in the extremities. This includes shoulders, ankles, elbows, […]

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Clinicians speak in the language of patient outcomes, while those in the supply chain speak in terms of savings. The true […]

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The medical landscape is full of classifications, codes, and acronyms. This creates a challenge for supply chain professionals in hospitals […]

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In hospitals and health systems everywhere, supply chain is often tasked with identifying areas of potential savings within the realm […]

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The responsibilities in healthcare supply chain seem to be never-ending. And there always seems to be more to do than […]

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The use of antibiotic bone cement has caught the attention of both supply chain organizations in hospitals as well as […]

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In healthcare, supply chain teams are tasked with keeping costs in check through a variety of cost savings methods and […]

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One of the themes that emerged from the webinar on The Power of Orthopedic Data Enrichments in Driving Value and Perspective is […]

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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital supply chain teams are feeling immense pressure. Supply chain has largely been insulated […]

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Recently, Curvo Labs hosted a webinar, The Power of Orthopedic Data Enrichments in Driving Value and Perspective, featuring Kelley Young (formerly […]

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Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) is a large revenue generator for hospitals. And savvy supply chain teams dedicate time and resources to maximize […]

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Supply chain cost savings efforts have many more impacts on a health system beyond the bottom line. From my experience […]

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Strong clinical data is at the heart of every strategic initiative around physician utilization, case cost analysis, clinical standardization, orthopedic […]

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The COVID-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves throughout the global healthcare system. And it has revealed some structural weaknesses in the […]

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Quality enterprise data analytics are an essential component of any healthcare enterprise data strategy. Yet healthcare systems face particular enterprise […]

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Cost variance and cost accounting are gaining popularity throughout the healthcare industry. CFOs and finance teams love these tools, but […]

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As of this writing, any news has been displaced by speculation on COVID-19—its progression, its lethality, the impact of mitigation […]

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Today’s post is part three in our series on the importance of data enrichment for large hospitals and hospital systems. […]

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In order to be strategic about spend data, we must first understand the role of the researcher and analyst. So […]

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We’re continuing today with part two in the series on the importance of data enrichment. In case you haven’t read it yet, […]

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Price creep is a pervasive issue in healthcare. And for those hospitals that are attempting to manage it, price creep […]

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Today, we’re starting a four-part blog series on the importance of data enrichment. We all regularly hear that data is the future […]

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A regional, 300+ bed academic medical center located in the U.S. has been recognized frequently for its excellence in joint […]

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created drastic effects throughout the healthcare industry. As Curvo Labs is focused on the supply chain and spend […]

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As the medical industry continues to improve the devices used in procedures, healthcare supply chain teams need to have a medical […]

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When it comes to sourcing components for breast reconstruction procedures, healthcare supply chain professionals need to be aware of the […]

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For healthcare supply chain teams, price creep is an omnipresent obstacle. Prices on supplies and equipment creep up frequently, and […]

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How a Regional Health System Realized $650k in Savings With Curvo’s Expert Services Curvo Labs is committed to helping hospitals […]

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Conducting contract analysis without market insights into product and pricing performance ranges from exceedingly tedious to downright impossible for healthcare […]

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause significant challenges for healthcare providers and their supply chain teams. Whether your hospital is […]

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be front and center, eating up most of the news cycle as well as your […]

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The April 2020 issue of Orthopedic Network News (ONN) newsletter is concentrated on trends in Trauma. It also includes this editorial from […]

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Considering the complexities of the modern healthcare ecosystem and the ever-present push to cut costs, hospital supply chain staff are […]

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Here’s a radical idea: What if now is the best time to tackle joint and spine cost savings in your […]

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Note: This is part 3 in a series. We recommend reading the previous two first. Access the entire series here: Part […]

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The International Classification of Diseases helps clinicians and researchers understand the conditions that afflict us. Healthcare supply chain deals with […]

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In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 global health crisis, the team here at Curvo Labs has turned its digital engagement efforts […]

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Left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) is a relatively newer type of procedure. It is designed to lower the risk of […]

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As the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, we at Curvo Labs are producing a series of resources to help healthcare […]

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Healthcare supply chain managers have long used digital tools to assist in key functions such as product research, market pricing, […]

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The healthcare ecosystem is one that’s full of complexities, and C-suite staff at hospitals and hospital systems know this well. […]

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As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread globally, healthcare supply chain professionals across the globe are on high alert. Any […]

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Neurovascular devices, though not technically part of neurosurgery, play a huge role in allowing patients to mitigate and recover from […]

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The January 2020 issue of Orthopedic Network News (ONN) newsletter is concentrated on extremity joint replacements. These include joints other than hips […]

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UNSPSC is the Swiss Army Knife of classification: many users, robust, and well known. And just like the Swiss Army Knife, […]

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Today’s most innovative supply chain leaders see it as their mission to equip the clinical and service line teams with […]

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The following article was published in Orthopedic Network News (ONN), Trauma Update, Volume 30, Number 2, April 2019.  To sign […]

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A rapid shift toward payment bundles and value-based care models has put unprecedented pressure on healthcare supply chain leaders to […]

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Every year the Curvo team attends ARHMM and we have a blast.  We love to learn, discover and connect at […]

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According to Healthcare News Journal, Sports Medicine is one of the fastest-growing categories in the US – expected to surge […]

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Not only is the sourcing process time consuming, but resources are limited. With so many implants and PPI categories, it’s […]

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35 years ago, healthcare supply chain was considered a functional department of box-movers. In recent years, the pendulum has swung […]

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The healthcare industry is in the midst of unprecedented change: volatile, unsteady, and unpredictable. One of the most daunting challenges […]

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Today’s hospitals and health systems are challenged to remain profitable while providing improved patient care. Targeting the amount spent on […]

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The best way to lower hospital spending is to leverage data to refine processes, cut costs and improve results. But […]

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It has been said that one believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them. CFOs and Supply Chain […]

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2017 saw a rapid shift toward value-based care models which meant increasing pressure on healthcare supply chain leaders to align […]

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One look at the top headlines in healthcare is enough to frighten any CFO. Facilities are going bankrupt across the […]

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The following article was published in Orthopedic Network News (ONN), Trauma Update, Volume 28, Number 2, April 2017.  To sign […]

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The following article was published in Orthopedic Network News (ONN), Trauma Update, Volume 22, Number 2, April 2011.  To sign […]

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The following article was published in Orthopedic Network News (ONN), Trauma Update, Volume 13, Number 2, April 2002.  To sign […]

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The following article on TMJ implants was published in Orthopedic Network News (ONN), Trauma Update, Volume 6, Number 2, April […]

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The following article was published in Orthopedic Network News (ONN), Trauma Update, Volume 5, Number 2, April 1994.  To sign […]

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