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2018 Initiative Survey Results
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Results of the 2018 Initiative Survey

Advanced energy
Angiocaths and blood sets
Antibiotic Bone Cement routine usage- converting away
Antibiotic bone cement usage reduction
Basin-less bathing
Biologics standardization
Bridging the gap between clinical and business operations/supply chain
BSI kits
Bulk and Cylinder Gas Standardization
Cardiac Cath Lab PPI cost reduction
CAUTI improvements
Chair alarms
CLABSI process and product standardization
Clinical variation in the operative areas and product standardization health-system wide
Convert Bilvalirudin to Heparin
CPTS (Custom Procedure Pack) Standardization
Custom Instrument Trays- reducing amount of instruments in the trays that are unused
Custom Sterile Pack Review
CVC Dressing kits
Distribution of PPI
Elevate within the organization the importance of reviewing the utilization of existing products/supplies and if necessary, implement best practice for the items reviewed
Establish solid processes
Extension set standardization
Foley care process standardization
General Urology standardization of product
Glove standardization
Hemostasis products
Hernia mesh Standardization
Implement electronic work flow process
Increase usage of reprocessed opportunities
Integration into a larger company
Integration into new GPO
Iron Mountain record storage reduction
IV Catheter reduction in utilization
IV Catheters
IV Dwell Time
IV Port Caps
Lean review of Value analysis
Med Surg Formulary
Midlines vs. PICCS
Move VA process to an evidenced-based decision model
New product intake process
New software implementation for value analysis and expanding utilization of software
NPWT (Negative Pressure Wound Therapy) standardization
OR Gowns and drapes
OR Products standardization
Ortho Trauma
Orthopedic Implants Collaborative
Orthopedic product cost reduction
Patient Cleansing Standardization
Pillow standardization
Podiatry, Spine, Trauma standardization
Potentially a new GPO
PPI pricing improvement
Process improvement
Product standardization
Product standardization
Product standardization -- opening self-distribution
Product standardization and cost reduction opportunities
Product standardization and decrease the amount of special orders as part of process improvements
Product Standardization following Practice Protocols
Purchased services: energy use, conservation, green, etc
Redesign of VATs, redesign of NPR workflows, category management implementation, and use of new technology to assist in utilization initiatives
Reduce practice variation across 11-hospital system
Reducing variation in care
Reduction of HAPI
Refine the product request process, look at practice variances
Regional anesthesia trays
Reprocessing conversion
Re-structuring the Value analysis program
Savings tracking
Sole source items
Sports Medicine and Shoulder Implants
Standardization and process improvement to improve outcomes- looking at the continuum of care
Standardization of basic commodity items
Standardization of VA process across 5 hospital system and Education for Clinicians on VA for hospital and Ambulatory Departments
Standardization overall
Standardized trial process, value propositions
Stopcocks and needleless connector standardization
Surgical Pack standardization and optimization
System product standardization
Tissue Adhesive conversion from Dermabond to Exofin
Updating the processes for the introduction of new medical devices to assure safety and compatibility with patient care practice and to prevent erosion of price savings
Utilization management
Utilization management related to spine-trying to decrease suppliers based on evidence associated with patient outcomes
Utilization savings and large orthopedic initiatives
Vendor consolidation in specific categories- Cardiac, Ortho and Spine
We are merging with a larger healthcare organization, so standardization with them will be our biggest initiative.
Would love to take Value Analysis to the next level beyond new product request and contract renewals and increase impact on quality
Wound Care Formulary
Wound Care Formulary

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