November 1, 2013

Successful vendor/OR partnership yields more than $1 million in savings

By: OR Manager

An innovative program at The University of Kansas Hospital (TUKH), Kansas City, for managing vendor partnerships has saved the hospital $1.9 million in just 8 months of operation. “We’ve found that pricing and inventory management requires key partnerships with suppliers,” says Brian Dolan, MHSA, CMRP, RHIA, CHDA, SSGB, director of business operations for perioperative services at TUKH. The Above the Line Campaign has helped forge those partnerships.

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