New processes and collaboration improve quality of care, increase operational efficiency and deliver significant supply chain savings.
St. October 15, 2012
Amerinet, a leading national healthcare solutions organization, recently worked with long-time member Coshocton Hospital to realize more than $100,000 in cost-savings and create a new inventory system for surgical supplies with built-in cost efficiencies.
“Our Amerinet partnership provided assistance with realizing cost-savings on surgical items, allowing us to create an inventory with built-in cost efficiencies. The switch to an Amerinet vendor for gloves alone resulted in $40,000 annual savings, and over $100,000 overall. This has set the standard for conversions throughout the hospital,” said Robert Miller, CEO, Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.
Located about a hundred miles from major metropolitan centers like Cleveland, Columbus and Pittsburgh, Coshocton is a rural 56-bed acute care community hospital and network of clinics working hard to keep compassionate, accessible and state-of-the-art care close to home. Coshocton has taken a leadership role in implementing new services and technologies, keeping pace with advancements in diagnosis and treatment previously only available at large urban healthcare centers.
In anticipation of a new electronic health records (EHR) system Coshocton executed a brand new “perpetual inventory” process: real-time electronic accounting that continuously reconciles actual stock-on-hand with “book” estimates. Reasonable par levels for each item were established from a review of the department’s historical case load and Amerinet worked with the facility’s task force to help discover the best possible pricing and service options available to fully stock their surgery department. They also helped to provide the quantitative documentation and accurate, reliable reporting required for seamless integration into the new purchasing protocols.
A valued Amerinet member since 1987, Coshocton County Memorial has taken advantage of many value-added business intelligence and supply chain management resources offered through their Amerinet portfolio, completing other successful modernization projects utilizing services such as the Amerinet Savings Roadmapsm to analyze spend and identify actionable savings and standardization opportunities, and AccuPrice® to locate and resolve supplier charge variances.
“Amerinet has been a true partner and facilitator in helping us modernize. The solutions they present work extremely well both financially and structurally, allowing us to preserve capital while implementing needed upgrades,” said Miller.
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As a leading national healthcare solutions organization, Amerinet collaborates with acute and alternate care providers to create and deliver unique solutions through performance improvement resources, guidance and ongoing support. With better product standardization and utilization, new financial tools beyond contracting and alliances that help lower costs, raise revenue and champion quality, Amerinet enriches healthcare delivery for its members and the communities they serve. To learn more about how Amerinet can help you successfully navigate the future of healthcare reform, visit http://www.amerinet-gpo.com.
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