Prodigo by Industry:
Health Systems

Today, health systems face challenges operationalizing and executing on negotiated contract terms which cost them millions. The pressure on the supply chain to be lean and efficient is higher than ever and many companies don’t understand the specific needs that healthcare need in order to put patients first. As health systems grow, their ability to maintain control or have visibility into their expanding supply chain decreases, requiring them to find industry specific solutions that fit their needs.

Prodigo’s suite of solutions reduces cost and clinical variation by giving health systems the control to shape purchasing decisions by directing users to purchase the right item, from the right source, at the right price.

The key to Prodigo’s success is in its cloud based suite of solutions that that drive supply chain standardization, contract utilization and price compliance from the front- end of the Procure-to-Pay process.

Prodigo’s suite of solutions improves the four strategic components of your healthcare organization

Supply Chain Standardization

Prodigo’s Solution Suite consolidates all the organization’s spend for Supplies, Purchased Services and Capital into a single, compliant procurement workflow. Prodigo’s directed buying experience gives the supply chain more control over what is purchased and where its purchased by directing users to the preferred sources of supply.

Contract Utilization

Prodigo directs more requisitioning activity to active, valid contracts to increase the accurate purchases of the right item from the right source at the right price. This is done to maximize the cost savings hospitals’ have already negotiated and should be receiving. With the control and visibility into spend, health systems reduce the risk of rogue spend which improves patient safety by eliminating non-approved products and standardizing items. It also reduces overall supply chain acquisition costs.

Contract Compliance

Healthcare pricing is complicated and confusing. With built-in distractions such as rebates, bonuses, and tiers, hospitals must continually monitor their contracted price, ensuring prices are competative. Prodigo enforces price accuracy and contract terms across the Procure to Pay [P2P] process; reducing the risk of pricing errors and price variances across the supply chain requesting locations.

Operational Improvements

Prodigo’s suite of solutions improves the operational efficiencies of the supply chain and it’s workflow with other departments. Synchronizing the supply chain with clinical needs and finance creates a cohesive environment where everyone benefits. Some of the main benefits include;

  1. Purchase accuracy – 5-10% of supply chain costs occur by manually managing and using information in the supply chain. Improving data quality – accuracy and completeness of data – improves transparency across the supply chain.

  2. Full Transaction Lifecycle Automation [REQ to Invoice] – reduces supply chain transaction costs by eliminating paper-based, manual processes in the P2P cycle [yields greater than 70% reduction in transaction processing cost – from $36.51 reduced to $3.47.

  3. Directed Buying Experience – helps users more quickly perform supply chain functions giving them more time for patient care.

  4. Standardize formulary management – consolidate physician preferences supplies to standard contracted items.

  5. Risk mitigation – reduce clinical variations in the patient episode of care by ensuring that all items/services are approved for use.

  6. Supply Chain Transparency – provide visibility to improve management of the Supply Chain.

ERP Integration

  • Partnering directly with healthcare’s leading ERP systems (as opposed to compete with them) to ensure that your integration is both seamless and pain free, whether your ERP is on-premise or in the cloud.
  • Health system IT resources can be hard to come by for Supply Chain projects. We get it, and we’ve lived it. That’s why we’ve engineered our integration points to be simple. The IT portion of our integrations are normally completed within two to three weeks.

  • Service delivery is no longer contained to acute-care facilities. Prodigo allows you to extend your critical ERP processes and controls to facilities and teams not-typically covered in your ERP scope, such as physician practices, ambulatory care, life flight, senior living, home care and many others.

  • All of our integrations are started and finished with our own dedicated employees. This way we can ensure that your integration is completed with minimal disruption to your operations.

  • Our entire platform is purpose-built for healthcare providers. Using Prodigo, you don’t have to contend with data silos and technology layers cobbled together through acquisition.

  • Prodigo helps you bridge the gap between multiple ERP systems; consolidating the supply chain practice for Providers in acquisition mode.