Using Logistics to Meet Service Rationalization Goals
This year, MedSpeed will celebrate our 20-year anniversary. During these past 20 years, we have had the opportunity to work with many outstanding healthcare organizations and incredible, forward-thinking leadership teams who are all working together to transform the industry into something better, smarter and more efficient.
One of those customer organizations is OhioHealth, a not-for-profit health system that operates 12 acute-care hospitals and more than 200 outpatient sites, hospice, home health, medical equipment and other health care services over a 47-county area.
A customer for a number of years, OhioHealth has embraced the concept of leveraging their logistics network to transform it into something bigger and more impactful. One example is how they have leveraged their same day transportation network to meet their service rationalization goals.
Nikki Ross, system director of sterile processing at OhioHealth, recently sat down for an interview with Dave Johnson of 4sight Health to speak about their service rationalization efforts in more detail. According to Nikki, “service rationalization really targets the things that drive a health system’s costs higher without any real benefit to patients. It identifies and eliminates redundant tasks. And it identifies and centralizes low-volume tasks performed at many locations to one or just a few locations.”
The article specifically mentions how MedSpeed has helped in these efforts. While of course I am grateful for the support and the opportunity to help OhioHealth meet their goals, this article means more than that. It is emblematic of the challenge in front of all of us to attack the inefficiencies that still exist within our healthcare system so people have access to affordable care.
It is a great read and well worth your time: https://www.4sighthealth.com/lessons-learned-one-health-systems-foray-into-service-rationalization/.