John Young, M.D., MBA, FACHE

HealthTrust is on a mission … yours! And part of our impact is providing you with actionable resources to help bridge the knowledge gap that often exists between clinical and purchasing colleagues within a healthcare system.

HealthTrust’s Clinical Integration team supports members (see Riding the Wave of Progress) with clinical evidence, insights from HealthTrust Physician Advisors and resources to assist with product conversions, as well as a platform to connect you with other members and HealthTrust subject matter experts. The team also hosts Collaborative Summits, an immersive, think-tank experience that delves deep into relevant matters facing today’s healthcare organizations.

Plans for our next Summit are underway. Attendees will dive into the evolving technology landscape, hear from experts and brainstorm ideas on how to optimize nurse staffing and workload efficiency using technology. And, back by popular demand will be a series of Value Analysis Boot Camp offerings throughout 2024. Contact your HealthTrust Account Manager or my team if you are interested in participating or learning more.

I encourage you to sign up for these valuable resources:

  • Clinical Knowledge Insights Library: Supporting members with clinical evidence, physician/clinical insights, conversion tools and an on-demand clinical request service
  • HealthTrust Huddle: Connecting members with peers and experts across the membership to solve problems and share knowledge to provide both immediate solutions and assist with demand planning

In this issue

Scenario planning is more critical than ever in supply chain management. Beginning with Repairing the Supply Chain, HCA Healthcare subject matter experts Ramy Hanna and Ron Powell explain that it’s necessary to embrace change and work with new tools and methods because—at least for the near term—supply chain disruptions and other complexities such as staffing shortages are here to stay. Learn how non-traditional and transformative approaches beyond savings can help hospitals successfully navigate these challenges.

Hospitals need innovative strategies to manage their biggest expense—labor. That’s why HealthTrust Workforce Solutions created PLUS (Productivity, Labor, Utilization System) Benchmarking (see A Big PLUS for Workforce Management). This subscription service enables health systems to compare their operations with hospitals across the country so they can identify performance gaps as well as opportunities for improvement.

Share your insights

Members are encouraged to take a few minutes to share your feedback on The Source magazine by emailing us. Your feedback, especially on topics of interest, is important in planning our editorial and education programs. In the meantime, be well.

John Young, M.D., MBA, FACHE
Chief Medical Officer, HealthTrust Performance Group
Executive Publisher & Editor-at-large, The Source magazine

Share how your organization uses HealthTrust clinical resources. Email us a brief description of your clinical, value analysis or pharmacy success story, and we might profile your facility in an upcoming edition.

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