COVID-19 ready: Northwestern Medicine transforms procure-to-pay
Northwestern Medicine is an integrated healthcare system that is constantly growing with new patient treatments and facility acquisition to provide the most advanced health care to the communities and patients they serve. With healthcare's strict policies, Northwestern needs to ensure compliance as they onboard and manage suppliers to deliver these critical services.
Unfortunately, this process was layered in paper and manual tasks Amy Platis, Program Director of Finance, APM at Northwestern Medicine, set out to digitally transform Northwestern's procure-to-pay operations with apexportal. And, in the process, made her team ready for the disruption that COVID-19 would cause to her team and the communities that Northwestern serves.
Surge Preparation and the Clinical Workforce: An Analytic Approach to Certain Uncertainty with COVID-19
Covid is having a significant impact on the healthcare industry, resulting in unprecedented variation of historically "stable" indicators of volume, workforce availability and capacity management. Developing a forecast that incorporates best case/worst case scenarios that can create a milieu of shared understanding and enable financial and clinical executives to collaborate and manage through uncertain and adverse conditions. Creating a model and tool that supports the frequency that an organization must adapt and adjust as conditions change is essential to manage day to day operations. This session will discuss key indicators necessary to build a forecasting till that fosters collaboration.
Using Analytics and Al to Improve Procurement and Inventory Controls
One of the key lessons for many health systems through the COVID pandemic was having a resilient operations that provided a visible end to end view of the supply chain. Deploying digital tools and capabilities to create this visibility allows for a rapid response to risks and an understanding of current and future demands. Building advance supply and demand forecast capabilities through analytics and AI tools will allow supply chain leaders to manage inventory and be able to communicate to their leadership current and future risks.
Employee Engagement that Drives KPIs
During this session the presenters will demonstrate how Nebraska Medicine implemented multiple rewards and recognition for staff members to drive changes with their KPIs. They will demonstrate how applying automation, creating individual report cards, and overall education requirements led to positive changes with their AR days and aging.