Utilization Management

Gaining the Next Level

Tim Ingram, MBA/HCM, CMRP Over the years, we have all experienced many of the mainstream process improvement methodologies, such as, TQM, ISO, Value Analysis, Six Sigma, and the many others that were designed to gain […]

Value Analysis

PPI: How About Patient Preference Items?

James Russell, RN-BC, Value Analysis Facilitator, UF Health at Jacksonville VCU Health System, Richmond, VA The concept of Physician Preference Items (PPI) has been a mainstay in clinical value analysis for many years.  It has […]

Cost Management

PPI Value Analysis and Standardization Success Through Vendor Partnering: A Case Study of Hernia Mesh Savings and Quality Improvement at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Miller, Susan G.1 MN, RN, CMRP and Bourque, Megan2 PhD   1Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 2Cornerstone Research Group, Burlington, ON Why Standardization was Important At Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJU), reducing supply costs […]