A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Kaleida Health’s $75M Transformational Success

Kaleida Health – the largest healthcare provider in western New York – recognized the critical need to develop a systemwide operating model that supports cost savings, growth and the continued delivery of outstanding patient care.

Amidst ongoing labor challenges, cost pressures and pervasive supply chain disruptions, Kaleida Health sought to improve and optimize their clinical, financial and operational performance – and they were successful.

Through a combination of supply chain transformation, clinical integration of the supply chain, leveraging Premier’s group purchasing organization (GPO), high compliance agreements, purchased services realignment, advancing clinical care delivery and more, Kaleida Health was able to boost their bottom line, improve patient care and establish efficiencies across the organization.

In just five years, Kaleida Health recognized more than $75 million in total savings while ensuring access to appropriate, high-quality products at the right time for strong clinical outcomes.

"Kaleida Health’s Journey to $75M in Savings and Health System Transformation" whitepaper outlines key areas of success and highlights Kaleida Health’s core strategies in advancing Cost, Quality and Outcomes (CQO) for a future of better, smarter healthcare.

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Kaleida Health’s success has been achieved with Premier as our partner through the sharing of goals and strategic imperatives – and working together over the years to execute scalable plans. We’ve established a trusted process for service line leads, clinicians and executive stakeholders to make decisions together. We look forward to our ongoing partnership that continues to build on strategic plans to manage payer risk, identify variation, improve clinical and financial outcomes, and help make our organization as efficient and effective as possible.

How Kaleida Health Drove Savings with a Clinically Integrated Supply Chain

In 2022 alone, Kaleida Health recognized more than $17.7 million in savings solely from its data-driven value analysis methodology and process supported hand in hand with Premier experts.

In a recent webinar, Dr. John Pollina of Kaleida Health speaks with Premier experts about the strategic steps used to achieve clinical integration that drove significant savings and united C-suite with clinicians to advance quality patient care.

During this webinar, you will learn how to:

Explore the role of value analysis decision-making in achieving a clinically integrated supply chain.
Effectively engage clinicians through a collaborative and data-informed approach to value analysis.
Implement a governance process that successfully delivers on improved patient care, safety and risk prevention.
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Working with Premier

Just as the needs of Kaleida Health are unique, no two of the 4,350 Premier member hospitals and health systems are the same – that’s why a GPO partnership with Premier is tailored to your needs and goals.

Premier provides flexibility and will work with your organization to develop the right mix of contracts from robust national portfolios, high compliance programs or locally negotiated agreements to help you achieve desired results on day one – without sacrificing product quality or your bottom line. Our GPO is expansive and offers unmatched support to provide, or co-innovate, solutions that deliver strong results.

As an industry leader, Premier delivers actionable data and tech-enabled solutions to help providers streamline operations, tackle cost pressures and improve the quality, safety and overall outcomes delivered to patients.

Our unparalleled technology and real-world insights provide the framework for agile, member-led co-innovations – where we help you at every level of healthcare, together. From automating manual, burdensome processes and tech-enabling the supply chain, to streamlining prior authorization and curing illnesses faster, our data, technology and real-world evidence can help you every step of the way.

Ninety-nine percent of C-suite members agree they’re better positioned for the future with Premier. And having been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere® for 16 years in a row, we are proven and committed to helping your health system thrive for the long term.

Premier is an ideal strategic partner in the market for supply chain services, and we believe they are uniquely positioned to manage our operations and employees with the winning combination of market leading, price-competitive contracts, automation technologies and data-driven insights. Together with Premier, we will drive operational excellence across our integrated health system, enabling us to stay relentlessly focused on achieving our vision to create the most equitable and frictionless healthcare experience in the world.

See the Premier impact in the Kaleida Health whitepaper below.

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Interested in seeing how your supply chain compares?

Our partners at Nexera created a free online tool that gives you a quick guide to determining where you stand in the key elements of Cost, Quality and Outcomes.

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