AHRMM On-Demand Webinar: Now's the Time! We Must Engage Physicians to Reduce Costs and Improve Outcomes

Product Code: 314OD0215A

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In today's healthcare environment we need everyone, most importantly physicians, to be focused on making cost effective decisions that are safe and result in positive patient outcomes. As supply chain drives the cost effectiveness piece of this equation, engaging physicians requires that we organize all of our resources and data in a way that can tell the whole story. In this session, you will also learn how a hospital's payment will be based on their performance on outcomes and efficiency under value based purchasing. You will also learn how a physician's payment is being affected and how this information can help you impart change in your organization.
Learning Objectives:
  • Develop a communication plan and strategy for your physician meeting.
  • Identify the supply chain data that is most relevant to physicians.
  • Be able to identify physician objections and prepare a response prior to the meeting.
  • List two methods for identifying physicians with the highest opportunity.
Presenter(s):  Alison Reardon , Executive Director, Supply Chain & Quality at Premier, Inc.
Alison is the Executive Director of Supply Chain and Quality at Premier, Inc. responsible for several large, multi-hospital health systems. She has 20 years of nursing, administration, education, consulting, and supply chain experience. Alison has practiced as an OR nurse and OR educator, and served as an OR director in a level II trauma center. She worked for VHA, Inc., and Plante Moran as a clinical consultant helping hospitals identify and reduce their supply and resource costs and has extensive experience in the creation and management of value analysis teams. Additionally, Alison was employed by Ascension Health where she focused on physician utilization to drive quality and reduce costs.  
Alison has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and a Master's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management. She is CMRP and Lean in Healthcare certified. She has been a presenter at both the national AHRMM and Michigan chapter of AHRMM (MAHRMM) conferences. Alison is a MAHRMM board member and the chair of the MAHRMM education committee.