Yankee Alliance works with members to standardize product utilization, implement clinical best practices and drive costs out of supply chain. Yankee Alliance proactively worked with member Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) to undertake an identified costs savings product conversion project on blood culture bottles.
In April 2021, Yankee Alliance provided BHS a benchmark report to introduce savings by converting from glass blood culture bottles to plastic bottles requiring a product change to an all in one phlebotomy device. To roll out the product change, Yankee Alliance collaborated with BHS department leaders and supplier business partner to provide onsite training and education. In order to minimize any implementation challenges, it proved helpful to involve the supplier in training the hospital staff. With a focus on implementing an easier and effective solution for staff to obtain blood, BHS achieved sizeable savings of $97,299 by converting to an all in one phlebotomy device.
Key factors to savings include:
- Onsite training to ensure a seamless product conversion, utilization and best practices are followed.
- Achieved savings with support from the hospital’s Supply Chain, Nursing, Emergency Room, Critical Care, Lab, Value Analysis Teams and other key stakeholders.
About Yankee Alliance
Yankee Alliance is a member-driven healthcare group purchasing organization founded in 1984 on a belief in collaboration, that working together can achieve more than working alone. Our mission is twofold: to work with members to reduce supply and operating expenses through aggregation of data, purchasing, ideas and knowledge and to excel in strategic innovations that continually assist members in reducing their cost while recognizing their individual needs. Today, Yankee Alliance remains true to the foundational belief in collaboration and has grown to over 18,000 members in all classes of trades across all 50 states. For more information visit WWW.YANKEEALLIANCE.COM.
For more information please contact; Amy Campbell, Chief Administrative Officer, Yankee Alliance, (978) 470-2000 or at ACAMPBELL@YANKEEALLIANCE.COM .