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Whitepapers, case studies, and other helpful resources to support outcomes-based healthcare

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May 3, 2017 About

Courtney Bohman, Vice President of Supply Chain at LHP Hospital Group, and Leslie Flick, Executive Director at Health Future, on how Procured Health helped their health system.

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SAGES 2017 Recap: What to Look for in Robotic Surgery, Imaging and Hernia Mesh

April 25, 2017 SAGES 2017 Medical Devices

I was excited to recently attend SAGES 2017, the annual meeting of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, with my research colleagues from Procured Health. I highlighted some of the most interesting trends and key takeaways below. 

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Clinical Variation: Targeting Implant and Supply Utilization

The cost of delivering healthcare in the US varies dramatically, and not just across different markets or systems. As healthcare leaders strive to improve outcomes and costs, diagnostics and interventions have frequently been their focus from a care pathway perspective. However, the high variability of implant and device utilization also offers significant opportunity.

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Navigating Spine Technology

Navigating Spine Technology

A recent Procured Health webinar offered insights into navigating the rapid growth in spine technology. Download this summary of key takeaways to: 

• Understand the current landscape 

• Explore successful strategies for consolidation and physician engagement 

•Learn if recent innovations in interbody fusion devices warrant a price premium  

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Biosimilars: Disruption or Disappointment?

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Branded as "Inflectra", this form of infliximab is developed by Celltrion and will be co-marketed by Pfizer. Despite steadily rising interest in biosimilars over the past 5 years, Inflectra is only the second true biosimilar drug to be approved by the FDA. Ever since the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a version of Remicade, biosimilars have been a hot spot on many hospitals' radars. Remicade is one of the first breakthrough biologic therapies used to treat autoimmune diseases like Crohn's disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Is Over-diagnosis, Over-treatment, Or Over-prescribing Ailing You?

Jan. 3, 2017
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With healthcare costs 18% of GDP and escaling to heights over $130 billion, our society of convenience and demand to 'fix me now' may be causing more 'harm than health'. We all want to cure what ails us, but most of us are ignorant to the fact that these quick cures may be causing more harm than good. A few years ago there was a fair amount of publicity around over-prescribing especially with the elderly population. It's common to find an elderly person who takes at least a half dozen drugs without a proven review of the necessity of those drugs.

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Preference Cards: A Problem and A Solution in Cost Per Case Variation

Dec. 8, 2016
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A recent article in Arthoplasty Today presents a striking example of the price of variation in surgical procedures. The article compares cost variation in 29 high-volume hospitals performing primary total knee arthroplasties across the United States.  It comes as no surprise that hospitals saw significant variation in both personnel and supply costs from pre-op to post-acute care, despite no difference in clinical outcomes such as risk-adjusted complication and readmission rates. 

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An Inside Look at Cardiovascular Technology White Paper

Cardiovascular Technology white paper

Achieving quality improvement while reducing costs is top of mind for every health system. This is particularly relevant for cardiovascular medicine where the introduction of minimally invasive technologies and resorbable implants are experiencing rapid innovation. 

Download this white paper to: 

• Learn about three types of new and innovative devices in cardiovascular technology

• Understand the key outcomes associated with each device

• Gain detailed evidence insights and recommendations for each device

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The Quick Start Guide to Leveraging Evidence

The Quick Start Guide for Leveraging Evidence

Value-based care requires healthcare providers to take a more evidenced-based, patients-first approach to managing clinical spend. To be successful, this new approach must incorporate a rigorous, unbiased assessment of clinical factors that impact quality and outcomes.

Download this guide to:

• Access proven tips and tricks shared from top health systems 

• Learn how to foster credibility with physicians and end users

• Understand how clinical evidence helps improve negotiating leverage 

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A Behind the Scenes Look at Engaging Physicians White Paper

Behind the Scenes Look at Engaging Physicians

As we continue the shift towards value-based care, effectively engaging physicians has become top of mind for supply chain teams. In this new white paper, supply chain experts from four leading health systems share their experiences and strategies for success. 

Download this white paper to: 

• Learn how you can build stronger relationships with physicians

• Understand how supply chain teams use data to drive success

• Gain insights on how to leverage physician champions and the C-Suite

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