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VIE Healthcare® Is Creating a Centralized Operation for Purchased Services
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Lisa Miller

Creating a Centralized Operation for Purchased Services

We have an exciting update to share around business operations innovation in healthcare. In this video, Lisa Miller, CEO and Founder of VIE Healthcare, discusses how they create a centralized operation for purchased services. There’s a lot of focus on clinical and care innovation in healthcare, but we believe it’s equally important to innovate on the

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Our Culture of Always Wanting to Do Things Better Is What Separates Us From Other Companies
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Lisa Miller

Doing Things Better Is What Separates Us From Other Companies

Our culture at VIE Healthcare® is the #1 reason that separates us from other healthcare consulting providers.  An attitude of wanting to do things better, of self-improvement and self-development permeates everything we do.  The questions we ask ourselves every day are ‘’how can we improve this?’’ and ‘’how can we serve the healthcare sector better

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Telehealth and Hybrid Care Are Incredible Advancements in Healthcare
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Lisa Miller

Telehealth and Hybrid Care Are Incredible Advancements in Healthcare

Today I want to talk to you about what we’re learning about telehealth and hybrid care. I see the current situation as a big opportunity for hospitals and healthcare providers to expand their operations further. One of the lessons from the pandemic is we can treat patients well through telehealth. There will always be occasions

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up to 40% of hospitals and health providers spend time manually chasing down information
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Lisa Miller

Can AI and Deep Learning Help Healthcare Providers Reduce Cost

Did you know that many healthcare providers spend time manually chasing down information? Despite so many technological advancements, we still use paper to store information and have no means to extract the details digitally. Hospitals and health providers can deliver better patient care through new technologies. AI and deep learning can help hospitals to reduce

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here are four cost savings opportunities in outsourced physicians services
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Lisa Miller

Four Cost Saving Opportunities in Outsourced Physician Services

Outsourced physician agreements include areas such as outsourced emergency services, outsourced anesthesia, and radiology services.  These critical agreements support healthcare organizations in vital areas.  Stark I and Stark II mean outsourced physician services agreements require another level of scrutiny and demand market competitive reviews.  Cost savings opportunities in these agreements are available in four areas: 1. Subsidy

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Lisa Miller

Here Are 3 Cost Saving Opportunities Within Physician Preference Items (PPIs)

In a previous video, I identified three key areas for hospital cost savings. In this video, we discuss Physician Preference Items (PPIs). Physician Preference Items (PPIs) comprise 40-60% of a hospital’s total supply costs. Price variations make it difficult to streamline the purchase of Physician Preference Items.    What are the three cost saving opportunities

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Where Are the Cost Savings Opportunities in Purchased Services Spend?

There are five main areas for cost savings opportunities in hospital purchased services spend.  1. Line item details on your invoices.  It’s not possible to benchmark or understand pricing from the contract alone.  Hospitals must analyze the invoice line item details from a historical perspective.  Analysis reveals details that matter for cost savings, such as

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THLE Ep 14 John Reese
VIE Healthcare Podcast Series: Hospital Supply Chain Series
Lisa Miller

Hospital Supply Chain Series: Re-Thinking Your GPO Strategy with John Reese | Ep. 14

In this episode, Lisa and Rich are joined by John Reese, Senior Director of Health Solution at FTI Consulting. John has a wide range of experience with a focus on supply chain and expense reduction initiatives including pharmaceutical, IT, and other purchased services. John also has experience in workforce optimization including productivity improvement and KPI

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THLE Ep 13 Luis Martinez
VIE Healthcare Podcast Series: Hospital Supply Chain Series
Lisa Miller

Hospital Supply Chain Series: Purchased Services Multi-Year Strategy with Luis Martinez | Ep.13

  In this episode, Lisa Miller and Rich Dormer from VIE Healthcare Consulting are joined by Luis Martinez, Vice President of Supply Chain at Cornerstone Healthcare Group. Over the last five years, Luis manages and oversees the supply chain for eighteen hospitals across six states. Luis shared his thoughts on today’s challenges with purchased services:

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three main cost challenges
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Lisa Miller

The 3 main cost challenges hospitals face in their spending

Being in business for over 20 years, VIE Healthcare has performed many cost analysis of hospitals, and we’ve seen patterns where most hospitals face challenges in their spending. Three primary areas present cost challenges for hospitals: 1. Physician Preference Items (PPIs) PPIs are preferred supplies, instruments, implants or medical devices that physicians choose to use

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how did you build a culture of being so easy to work with
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Lisa Miller

How did you build a culture of being easy to work with?

Building a culture of being easy to work with gives VIE Healthcare® a competitive advantage. We have built our principles on helping hospitals achieve their goals quickly and easily. Other healthcare consulting companies make it too complicated by asking for: Multiple pages of data. Two hour meetings. Complex rules and requirements That’s before beginning a

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driving up costs
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Lisa Miller

What is driving up costs for hospitals?

In this video, Lisa Miller, CEO and Founder of VIE Healthcare, discusses the main buckets that are driving up costs for hospitals. Enhancements in healthcare are significantly driving up costs in hospitals. In most cases, we find that enhancements don’t increase revenues. When hospitals ask us to carry out a cost analysis, we are seeing

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How VIE Can Help

VIE Healthcare Consulting helps hospitals reduce costs while improving the patient experience. Learn more about the simple 3 step process to work with us.
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