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Evidence-based Savings Opportunities Exist with TJR Devices

From AAOS Now, January 2019 By John Cherf, MD, MPH, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Lumere; and Simon Kerr, Category Advisor, Lumere Two of the most important cost centers in joint replacement surgery are post-acute care and implants. Historically, the greatest savings with hip and knee implants was on simple price benchmarking:… read more

Better Ways to Communicate Hospital Data to Physicians

From Harvard Business Review, October 31, 2018 By Scott Falk, MD, Director of Performance Improvement, Quality and Safety; and Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Penn Medicine (University of Pennsylvania Health System), Physician Advisor, Lumere; John Cherf, MD, MPH, MBA, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Advocate Aurora… read more

Providing valuable care to joint replacement patients

by John Cherf, MD, MPH, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Lumere, and Simon Kerr, Ortho-Spine Category Advisor and Research Specialist, Lumere, MedTech Outlook, September 2018 These are exciting but uncertain times for the field of orthopedics, particularly major joint replacements. As rapid changes in policy, sites of care and technologies (both… read more

A digest for doctors overwhelmed by studies

By one count, more than 2 million scientific studies are published each year. This is where Lumere comes in. by H. Lee Murphy, Crain’s Chicago Business, August 22, 2018 By one count, more than 2 million scientific studies are published each year in some 28,000 journals. It’s the rare physician or hospital these days that isn’t… read more

The best thing Lumere co-founder Eric Meizlish recently read? Jeff Bezos’ letter to Amazon shareholders

Becker’s Hospital Review, July 2, 2018 In this special Speaker Series, Becker’s Healthcare caught up with Eric Meizlish, co-founder, president and chief strategy officer of Lumere, formerly known as Procured Health. Mr. Meizlish will speak during the Becker’s Hospital Review 4th Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference on “Chicago Companies Leading… read more

Hospital Leaders to Explore ‘the Way Forward’ with Other Industries at Frontiers 2018

Lumere to host event June 7–8 in Chicago Chicago (June 5, 2018) – As the healthcare industry shifts toward a focus on value-based care, hospitals and health systems must continue to innovate and collaborate with new partners and players to maintain a competitive advantage. On June 7–8 in Chicago, Lumere,… read more

Navigant, Lumere Collaborate to Help Healthcare Providers Target Clinical and Financial Variation

Combination of analytics, research, and performance improvement expertise to support evidence-based medical device and drug selection, utilization CHICAGO, IL (May 23) Navigant (NYSE: NCI) and Lumere today announced a collaboration to help healthcare providers implement evidence-based, technology-enabled consulting solutions aimed at reducing clinical and financial variation. The goal of the… read more

Lumere, AHVAP Announce Partnership to Highlight Best Practices in Managing Care Variation

Chicago (May 1, 2018) – Lumere, a leading provider of data-driven analytics, evidence and expert guidance to help health systems reduce unwarranted clinical variation, today announced plans to collaborate with the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals’ (AHVAP) Industry Business Education Collaborative agreement. This agreement includes educational offerings highlighting best-practice… read more

Robotics, MIS, complex cases, oh my — Dr. Egon Doppenberg discusses the evolution of spine surgery

by Mackenzie Garrity, Becker’s Spine Review, March 28, 2018 Egon Doppenberg, MD, is a neurosurgeon and physician advisor with Lumere. In a recent interview with Becker’s Spine Review, Dr. Doppenberg talked about the evolution of spine surgery and new advancements in minimally invasive surgery. Question: How has minimally invasive spine surgery… read more

Keep Supply Lines Fluid: ASCs, Outpatient Facilities Shouldn’t Have to Fish for Hospital Contracts

by Rick Dana Barlow, Healthcare Purchasing News, March 23, 2018 Much of the concentration and focus on supply chain operations in non-acute care settings centers on class-of-trade complaints, ranging from contract pricing to distribution costs to effective but efficient inventory management. Many participants in supply chain operations recognize and understand… read more