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Rich Dormer

Physician Preference Items and Controlling Costs – Video Discussion

This video was brought to you by Rich Dormer and Bryan Covert. Some recent trends we’ve seen at VIE Healthcare Consulting, especially in total joint orthopedics, includes the usage of new materials for the same component. In the case of total knee replacement, we’re seeing the traditional plastic liner being replaced by one treated with

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5 Steps to Physician Preference Item Optimization
Physician Preference Items
Lisa Miller

5 Steps to Physician Preference Item Optimization

Physician preference items (PPIs) are often comprised of the most expensive products ordered by hospitals and can have a negative impact on your hospital’s operating margins. In this blog, I outline 5 key steps to physician preference item optimization. The True Cost of Physician Preference Items The most successful healthcare organizations know how to optimize

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Physician Preference Items
Lisa Miller

Physician Preference Items (PPIs): Strategies For Cost Management

This article was written by Lisa Miller. Physician Preference Items (PPIs) are defined as preferred supplies, instruments, implants or medical devices that physicians choose to use in patient treatments. Our three part blog series on Physician Preference Items (PPIs), outlines essential strategies for cost management in this key area, which are summarized below. Issues covered

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Case Study In Cost Savings Physician Preference Items
Physician Preference Items
Lisa Miller

Case Study In Cost Savings: Physician Preference Items

This article was written by Lisa Miller. When selecting your healthcare consulting provider, one of the recommendations I make is that hospitals look for evidence of expertise in the form of case studies. This case study in cost savings covers physician preference items. Why VIE Healthcare Consulting is different Our “deliverable” is money in the

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Physician Preference Items Part 3 Data Analysis Is The Key To Cost Savings
Physician Preference Items
Lisa Miller

Physician Preference Items Part 3: Data Analysis Is The Key To Cost Savings

This article was written by Lisa Miller. Our third and final blog on Physician Preference Items (PPIs) focuses on why data analysis is the key to cost savings. Our first blog explored best practices to identify and realize cost savings, followed by a focus on the importance of price transparency in our second. Background Hospital

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Physician Preference Items
Lisa Miller

Physician Preference Items Part 2: Price Transparency

This article was written by Lisa Miller. In our first blog on Physician Preference Items (PPIs), we explored best practice to identify and realize cost savings. In part two, our focus turns to price transparency. Introduction/recap Physician Preference Items (PPIs) are defined as preferred supplies, instruments, implants or medical devices that physicians choose to use

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Physician Preference Items
Lisa Miller

Physician Preference Items Part 1: Best Practice in Cost Savings

This article was written by Lisa Miller. Successful supply chain management in 2020 requires a strategic, data driven management approach to cost savings. In this first part of our blog series on Physician Preference Items (PPIs), we will outline best practice to achieve those cost savings. Introduction Physician Preference Items (PPIs) contain some of the

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Physician Preference Items Part 2
Physician Preference Items
Lisa Miller

Physician Preference Items (Part 2)

In the first article in this series, we highlighted several important points about physician preference items, including issues, inefficiencies and discrepancies. Here, in part two, we’ll discuss potential solutions. One study published by The Milbank Quarterly: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Population Health and Health Policy discussed the value of “standardization strategies.” These strategies are designed

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Physician Preference Items Part 2
Physician Preference Items
Lisa Miller

Physician Preference Items (Part 2)

In the first article in this series, we highlighted several important points about physician preference items, including issues, inefficiencies and discrepancies. Here, in part two, we’ll discuss potential solutions. One study published by The Milbank Quarterly: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Population Health and Health Policy discussed the value of “standardization strategies.” These strategies are designed

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Physician Preference Items Part 1
Physician Preference Items
Lisa Miller

Physician Preference Items (Part 1)

A healthcare organization’s primary goal is to provide quality care to its patients.  In order to accomplish this goal the organization must remain profitable, and in order to remain profitable an ongoing evaluation of spending must take place. Funding is absolutely necessary to support the operation of large complex facilities like hospitals. If the spending

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