Case Studies

Reduce drug spending while you expand clinical availability for patient care

Pharmacy leaders at Georgia Regents Medical Center consistently drive efficient operations with an eye on preparation for the future of healthcare. However, despite application of rigorous pharmacy operations and comprehensive clinical programs, the pharmacy continued to struggle with the need to do more with less.

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Significant Opportunity Found in Opening New Ambulatory Pharmacy

Pharmacy provides opportunities to impact health system continuum of care.

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Every patient, every medication, every time

Virginia Mason Medical Center is known for its use of the Kaizen methodology to improve safety and efficiency across the organization. One recent example of quality-improvement activity was related to barcode medication administration.

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We do the work. You reap the benefits.

Providing care to under and uninsured patients is an important service SwedishAmerican Health System provides its community. Helping make this possible are patient assistance programs (PAPs) sponsored by pharmaceutical and medical-device manufacturers.

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DIY Pharmacy: When does it make sense?

For years, Edward Hospital’s pharmacy operations were managed by an outside source. As with any department, the pharmacy was expected to perform as a strong member of the hospital business. However, because the pharmacy operated as a separate system, it lacked transparency. As a result, managerial oversight and control over the pharmacy’s operations were limited.

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How do you unlock the potential of your inventory?

To maintain a high level of service in a high-activity environment, Fairview Ridges Hospital knew they needed to enhance their inventory management.

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Do you have opportunities hiding in your supply chain data?

Health Future facilitates a coalition of 26 independent hospitals across Oregon and Nevada. The hospitals possessed supply chain data; however, with limited time and analytic expertise they weren’t able to identify and leverage savings opportunities in key areas, including brand-to-generic conversions, market-share optimization and packaging changes.

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