Supply Expense Management
Comprehensive review of supply utilization through a systematic process of product evaluation, optimizing the cost-effective selection and use of supplies and pharmaceuticals resulting in optimal benefit from expenditures while promoting exceptional patient care quality and outcomes. The product of our strategic approach is a sustainable process of ongoing supply expense management.
Group Purchasing Organization Assessments
From evaluation of strategic fit through negotiation and implementation support, SCA applies a pragmatic tailored unbiased approach to produce a detailed, defendable product. Our flexibility, speed of execution and knowledge of the ever-changing GPO marketplace are keys to our success and recognition as a respected leader in this field.
Value Analysis Facilitation and Item File Management
Two of the most important areas within the supply chain that need sustainable solutions are Value Analysis and Item File Management. These services are keys to maintaining a strategic program for supply cost reduction. SCA currently offers these unique services through a strategic relationship with Data Leverage Group, LLC.
Process and Operational Improvement
Customized to each facility and/or health-system, our program provides a systematic review of ongoing operations and initiatives to creatively and collaboratively develop improvement plans enhancing the quality and performance throughout the organization, including efficient use of systems and technology while maximizing human resources and intellectual capital.
Change Management and Implementation
Execution of strategies and prioritized initiatives utilizing creativity and collaboration with leadership and physician champions, integrating all aspects of the supply chain and patient care. Facilitation of teams and leaders, staff education and training and development of controls to ensure successful outcomes.
Comparative analysis and custom reporting of key performance indicators that help identify potential areas to improve patient care, operational efficiency and reduce cost.
Surgical Services and Physician Preference Items
Consultants use a collaborative approach to reduce expenses for Physician Preference Items utilizing techniques from best practice facilities both nationally and internationally. Key services include: Implant Management Services (including physician and vendor negotiations), Departmental and Procedural best practices, and service line development. SCA currently offers these unique services through a strategic relationship with Clinical Benchmarking, LLC. (Physician Preference Supply Specialists)
Interim Management and Support
Designed to address short-term management needs, our services provide an initial high level assessment of operations to efficiently assess short-term management needs and support during transitional periods, project planning to sustain effective day-to-day operations, assist with recruitment and retention of qualified management professional and successfully transition back to self-managed operations.
Audits, Assessments and Strategic Planning
Customized programs that identify strengths and opportunities of individual programs and services; strategic options to enhance services and reduce operating costs. Utilizing our vast experience and service line expertise we assist our clients in defining their goals, developing operational strategy and optimizing their individualized culture and processes.