When done right, using physician preference items in packs can help streamline an ASC's supply chain processes and budget, according to Medline.
Medline outlined how ASCs can manage physician preference items in packs in the latest issue of its Outpatient Outcomes magazine.
Here are the key details to know:
1. Go universal. ASCs should consider creating a universal pack of PPIs rather than building physician-specific ones.
2. How packs are used. Collecting first-hand knowledge about how physicians use PPIs and packs can help ASCs find the most cost-effective items for the facility.
3. Encourage buy-in. Communicating with surgeons to determine which physicians have a certain loyalty to a product can help ASCs decide which items to include and exclude.