On Oct. 13 to 14, PartsSource, a leading provider in medical products and purchasing solutions, took innovation to the next level at the HIMSS Innovation Center for their 2016 Insights & Innovations Leadership Summit. The company’s forum included the brightest minds within Clinical Engineering, Supply Chain, HTM and Imaging to discuss best practices and industry trends to successfully optimize their departments.
Cleveland Welcomes Forward-Thinking Clinical Engineering Hospital Leaders
PartsSource held Insights and Innovations at HIMSS for the third year. Being so close to their headquarters in Aurora, OH, it has been important to use HIMSS as the event venue because it not only spotlights Cleveland, but also shares a mission of transforming healthcare through technology.
Although most educational sessions included dialogue about the importance of strategic workflow planning, alternative equipment maintenance models, emerging healthcare technology and medical device monitoring, PartsSource also got a chance to highlight the growing number of healthcare companies moving to Cleveland. A special guest of the Summit was Cleveland Health-Tech corridor’s CEO, Jeff Epstein, who discussed the efforts being made in Cleveland to increase business opportunities in the healthcare industry.
In addition, the sessions further explained the event’s theme on how technology drives savings, efficiencies and better patient outcomes –
“Expanding the Role of Technology in Clinical Engineering and Supply Chain”
From peer best practices to industry trends and operational visibility, attendees heard case study examples and had discussions about industry-related issues. The following takeaways explain how technology enabled the event’s presenters to reach their facilities’ goals:
- Leveraging a strategic, employee engagement program can improve capital planning and clinical engineering operations
- Balancing provider and joint commission needs can be done with an alternative equipment maintenance program
- Utilizing data management and clinical workflow automation positions a healthcare facility to be successful and helps them to stay ahead of the curve
- Increasing medical equipment uptime for faster patient care can be done with technology that enables in-house operations, such as maintenance and repair
- Optimizing clinical workflow can help maintain the process when there are changes in personnel and acquisitions
- Leveraging industry benchmarking on equipment prices from suppliers can improve purchasing decisions
- Improving clinical workflow can help mitigate the risk of a cybersecurity attack and help a healthcare facility stay up on regulatory standards
Attendees also got to take part in the celebration of the company’s 15-year anniversary, where Phillip Settimi MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, said “2016 marked a great year for PartsSource. We are making tremendous progress in our business to have a transformative effect on the healthcare industry.”