ECRI Institute reveals 2015 healthcare supply chain winners


ECRI Institute has unveiled the winners of its fourth annual healthcare supply chain achievement award.

The award honors healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in overall spend management and in adopting best practice solutions in their supply chain processes.

Overall, 11 healthcare organizations were recognized: Albany Medical Center─Albany, NY, Cedars-Sinai─Los Angeles, CA, Einstein Health Network─Philadelphia, PA, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation─New York, NY, Northwestern Medicine─Chicago, ILL, Parkland─Dallas, TX, ProMedica─Toledo, OH, UCSF Medical Center─San Francisco, CA, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences─Little Rock, AR, VCU Medical Center─Richmond, VA and Virginia Mason─Seattle, WA.

"These winning hospitals and systems have shown increased utilization of ECRI Institute’s services, developing solutions that ultimately reduce costs without negatively impacting quality and outcomes,” said Timothy Browne, director of ECRI Institute’s PriceGuide service.

The winning organizations were chosen out of nearly 3,000 hospitals and health systems who participate in ECRI Institute’s PriceGuide and SELECTplus supply and capital procurement advisory programs. Each winner was recognized for a high level of dedication to improving healthcare quality and reducing costs by leveraging the full range of their ECRI Institute membership services.   

Jennifer Myers, ECRI Institute’s vice president of SELECT health technology services, added: “We applaud our winning organizations for their high level of dedication to improving healthcare quality and reducing costs in collaboration with ECRI Institute.”

The evaluation process included a complete study and analysis of each organization’s purchase order history submitted on a routine basis.

In addition, ECRI Institute looked at supply chain initiatives that included ongoing and consistent spend management and market analytics efforts for all medical devices, including capital medical equipment, supplies, physician preference items, service contracts, reagents, and others.

ECRI, Timothy Browne, Jennifer Myers, US, Risk Management