It’s no secret the hot spot for savings within healthcare organizations has become their extensive purchased services and outsourcing agreements. While the supply savings rock has already been turned over and squeezed for every dollar, many untapped savings are lying within an organization’s purchased services contracts. However, the biggest challenge in finding savings in purchased services is discovered as soon as the analysis begins, “…how do I even know if this is a good deal?”
It’s no secret that healthcare’s investment in technology has lagged other industries. Banking, financial services, insurance, online commerce, and even manufacturing have outshined the healthcare industry for many years. While primary advancements and investments have been made around medical procedures and equipment, the ongoing struggle for the industry will be supporting the ever present belt tightening while continuing to be more efficient and effective for the customer’s sake.
Seprio has been negotiating purchased services contracts, inside and outside of healthcare since 2000. Sure the GPOs will advertise their abilities to assist with purchased services, however, the proof is results and savings driven. Seprio work in healthcare has always been in IDNs that already have a GPO presence and at times even a GPO consulting presence in purchased services. So the question abounds…how does Seprio differ?