By: Mary E. (Beth) Potter, RN, BS, Director of Clinical Value Analysis Unity Point Health
If you were not one of the 42 members on the call, you missed a great presentation hosted by Hayes and presented by Kumbia Lewis, AHVAP Central Region Director, Dennis Mullins, MBA, CMRP Corporate Director, Supply Chain Integration, and Dr. Alan Weier, Medical Director of the emergency department at Baylor Regional Medical Center Plano, member of the system’s ED Council and member of the Baylor Quality Alliance ED sub-committee.
The Baylor Health Care System, based in Dallas, Texas and Scott & White Healthcare, based in Temple, Texas, formed a new organization in 2013 that combined the strengths of their two nationally recognized health systems. With 36,000 employees, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 500 patient care sites, 46 hospitals, 5216 licensed beds, and $5.8 Billion total net operating revenue, you can imagine the challenges Dr. Weier, Dennis, and Kumbia faced with the Product Line Standardization project.
Dr. Weier provided an overview of how he collaborated with the Value Analysis Team and Supply Chain Services to realize ED standardization while Dennis Mullins and Kumbia Lewis shared Baylor’s overview with Scott and White’s Value Analysis review including the decision steps that are navigated through the Supply Chain continuum. The one statement that resonated for me was “If you are serious about hitting goals, you must have Administrative support.”
Cheri Berri-Lesh, AHVAP Western Region Director served as moderator for this very informative presentation. A common theme in requests from members is for practical examples for application of Value Analysis processes. This presentation certainly met that expectation. Our thanks to Dr. Weier, Dennis, and Kumbia for sharing their experiences and lessons learned.
SAVE THE DATE: Next Regional Meeting is scheduled for December 11, 2:00-3:00 Central.