Being a county hospital with multiple facilities and one primary purchasing department brings its own set of challenges to clinical spend management and cost initiatives. A county hospital is bound by state purchasing laws and needs to do extra steps like advertise bids and receive second quotes, especially if something is not on a GPO.
Forrest General needed an easier and less manual way to initiate cost savings for not only medical supplies but also capital and services.
Doris Vaughn, Director of Materials Management at Forrest General Hospital, has been using Curvo regularly for a little less than a year, and offers this advice for her colleagues who manage clinical spend at other health systems and hospitals. “If you think you are using an RFP tool now and it will compare [to Curvo], there is no comparison at all,” she says.