Clinical Value Analysis

AllSpire Health GPO ties together subject-matter experts from value analysis teams representing each of our member health systems to determine relative value of products and services in three categories: Clinical Resource Management, Physician Preference Items and Purchased Services.  Clinical Value Analysis at AllSpire Health GPO provides support for our Member’s existing quality improvement initiatives allowing them to exceed their goals across the care continuum through the power of collaboration.

Clinical Resource Management

Clinical Resource Management involves standardizing acquisition of commonly purchased products and supporting their appropriate utilization leading to high-value quality outcomes.

Clinical Evidence-Based Decisions
AHGPO has developed a formal governance assessment process that examines the total cost of ownership across the care continuum by prioritizing patient outcomes with a clinical evidence-based supply chain.  This comprehensive process combines three multi-disciplinary stakeholder groups that interact on a regular basis to evaluate and execute opportunities that ensure economic sustainability, improve patient access, and enhance clinical excellence.

Operating Committee

Successful AHGPO implementation requires subject matter expertise and initiative prioritization from the supply chain team.  AHGPO has assembled a tenured group of Supply Chain VPs, one from each of the member IDNs, to utilize their years of experience garnered from countless conversations, negotiations, and learning, in order to support and accelerate the initiatives of the organization.  This Committee is responsible for final decision-making on the recommendations of the Collaborative and Value Analysis Steering Committees.

Value Analysis Steering Committee (VASC)

The VASC is an AHGPO group consisting of the chairs of each Collaborative Committee, combined with additional clinical, financial, and operational leadership within the hospital membership organization. This team advises the Collaborative Committees on their product and service evaluations and gives final approval for initiatives that reach the recommendation stage, which are then presented to the Operating Committee for validation and permission to proceed.

Collaborative Committees

AHGPO developed nine committees grouped by subject matter and led by service line/department leaders in that discipline from each Member IDN, in order to bring clinical and operational expertise to the products, services, and initiatives being evaluated. All recommendations are sent to the Value Analysis Steering Committee for review and approval.

Physician Preference Items

Physician Preference Items (PPI) are specialized implanted medical devices and ancillary items that our surgical and interventional clinicians use, and for which vendor and product selection may impact outcomes in addition to cost.

Initiative Identified

  • Canvas member contract status & spend

Data Acquisition & Validation

  • GPO & Lumere Analytics
  • Key Stakeholders & Physicians review & validate

Collaborative Committee(s) Review

  • Applicable Clinical Collaborative(s) review & Input
  • value Analysis steering Committee Review

Strategy Approved

  • Operating Committee Review & Approval
  • Physician Leadership Council Review

RFI/RFP Process

  • GPO notifies vendors
  • Manages process
  • Process communicated to all Key Stakeholders & Physicians

Award & Implementation

Purchased Services, Software & Capital Expenditures

A Purchased Service is any service contracted for and performed by a third party rather than a hospital’s in-house staff.

Software is any information technology that can be acquired as a capital purchase or software as a service.

Capital Expenditure is any asset that is long lived but can be either amortized or expensed.

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