CHICAGO, IL (July 25, 2017) – John Cherf, MD, MPH, MBA, chief of orthopedics at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and Julie Schulz, MD, MPH, Procured Health vice president, will present “Leveraging Evidence-Based Medicine to Reduce Clinical Costs and Improve Outcomes” on Wednesday, July 26, at the AHRMM17 Conference in Washington, D.C.
“Collaboration between hospitals and physicians is essential to improving cost, quality, and outcomes,” Dr. Cherf said. “Using reliable evidence to drive discussions about device selection and new technology adoption ensures that the conversation is objective, vendor neutral and focused on providing the best care possible.”
During their presentation, Dr. Cherf and Dr. Schulz will highlight:
- How taking an evidence-based approach can guide clinical conversations around product selection and action
- Innovative tips and best practices to better engage physicians in discussions about device selection
- Advocate Health Care's physician-led, patient-centered approach to reducing clinical variation in spine care
“In one year alone, U.S. health systems overspend on medical supplies and devices by an estimated $35 billion, due to both inflated prices and overuse of premium products,” Dr. Schulz said. “Many hospitals believe that if they limit device selection, physicians will choose to practice elsewhere, but Procured Health’s research doesn’t support this belief. Physicians are eager to use products that improve care, as supported by clinical evidence.”
Hosted by the Association for Healthcare Resources and Materials Management, AHRMM17 is the leading education event for individuals and organizations working to improve cost, quality and outcomes in healthcare supply chain.
About Procured Health
Procured Health is at the forefront of helping health systems achieve the best clinical outcomes at an optimal cost by making clinical evidence accessible and actionable. Providers across the U.S. rely on Procured Health's technology platform to make better decisions on spend and usage of medical devices, supplies, and drugs.