Clinical Integration Track: Reducing Variation in Provider Preference Items
Date & Time
Monday, April 11, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Some estimates indicate that physician preference items account for over 60% of healthcare supply chain spending. Based on this, moving the management of supply inventory away from physician preference and integrating these steps into the supply chain can likely provide a more efficient solution, allowing the supply chain team to see inventory gaps and process repetitions, while freeing up physician resources to focus on patient outcomes. In this session, we’ll examine physician preference item processes and discuss ways to refine processes, reduce variation and drive better outcomes and care quality.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the costs and inherent challenges related to physician preference items.
  2. Illustrate the critical urgency for physician-supply chain alignment, transparency and collaboration.
  3. Explore tactics and processes that are the foundational elements of successful physician preference programs.