Although healthcare supply chain continued to face challenges in 2022, new industry trends and health system initiatives emerged. From the further move toward homecare to the adoption of the high-reliability supply chain concept, Prodigo Solutions continued to see the industry making strides toward transformation over the past year.
Several existing clients went live with Prodigo’s products, while many other health systems selected Prodigo to launch their new supply chain modernization initiatives. During the course of the year, Prodigo clients were honored for their innovation, and Prodigo released its next generation EDI platform.
As the year began, Hartford HealthCare went live with Prodigo’s Marketplace, enabling it to centralize all ordering processes and provide an improved user experience. The go-live gave roughly 4,000 users access to Marketplace. “Our transition to Prodigo has been a great experience. With the help of their deployment team, Prodigo made the implementation process efficient and easy for our users,” said Ryan Donahue, System Senior Director, Procure to Pay at Hartford HealthCare.
In January, McLeod Health went live with Marketplace and Data Hub to replace its legacy supply chain technologies and enhance its ERP migration strategy. The platforms integrate with cloud-based ERP technologies – which, in McLeod’s case, is Oracle Cloud Suite ERP – to provide a Virtual Item Master as a single source of truth for item and price data that can be shared across the entire supply chain. Prodigo’s Director, Client Services, Matthew Behr, stated, “With the transition to Prodigo, McLeod is now able to centralize data management and ordering processes while also providing an improved experience for its users.”
Then, Oklahoma INTEGRIS Health went live with Marketplace connected to its new cloud ERP. Marketplace – which the health system launched in 2019 in parallel with Oracle PeopleSoft eProcurement – was deployed as part of INTEGRIS Health’s Oracle Cloud Suite, providing the system with enhanced data management tools and a single source of truth across its supply chain.
Carle Health selected Prodigo’s Xchange and Data Hub platforms in March to support its cloud ERP migration. The health system is deploying the EDI network with Workday along with Prodigo’s Virtual Item Master for data management. Through Xchange, Carle Health will gain enhanced visibility and decision support tools to maximize supply chain efficiency and monitor performance of its trading partners.
In April, HonorHealth selected Data Hub to support data enrichment, transformation, and integration. Data Hub will ensure the quality, accuracy, and interoperability of data between trading partners and HonorHealth’s downstream clinical systems. The health system chose Prodigo to provide a Virtual Item Master for supply chain master data management, item enrichment, and price management.
In early June, Prodigo joined McLeod Health for a presentation titled “Supporting Clinical Staff with Bill Only” at the annual HIUG Interact conference in Miami. The presentation addressed how McLeod seamlessly integrates bill-only workflow with its Oracle Cloud ERP and supports its clinical staff with Prodigo’s Bill Only functionality.
Throughout the rest of the summer, many were recognized for being industry leaders. Several of Prodigo’s clients were included in the annual U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Boston Children’s Hospital held the No. 1 slot for the ninth consecutive year, while Texas Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and UPMC Children’s Hospital all made the top 10. Then, eight innovators – including Allina Health’s Thomas M. Lubotsky, Vice President Supply Chain – were welcomed into the Bellwether League Foundation’s Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership.
Prodigo kicked off the fall by announcing the release of its next generation EDI exchange platform. The new Xchange platform provides significantly faster processing times with a smaller memory footprint to support an increasing volume of EDI documents being transmitted between trading partners.
To celebrate National Health Care Supply Chain Week – which honors healthcare supply chain workers during the first week of October – Prodigo recognized its client community of health systems, including BJC HealthCare and NYU Langone Health, for being industry leaders. “National Health Care Supply Chain Week provides an opportunity to not only celebrate the instrumental work of supply chain workers in healthcare, but also to reflect on the importance of the team effort in providing high-quality care to patients,” said Erin O’Donnell, Purchasing Manager, Logistics at BJC HealthCare. “We believe that it’s important to have the right partners – such as Prodigo – in such endeavors.”
Also in October, the Pittsburgh Technology Council named Prodigo as a finalist in its 26th annual Tech 50 awards. Prodigo – one of four in the MedTech/Health IT category – was listed as a finalist due to its accomplishments and impact on the healthcare supply chain industry.
That same month, a long-term Prodigo client selected Data Hub and Marketplace to complement its supply chain modernization efforts. The two platforms will provide the Danville, PA health system with item enrichment, price management, and ongoing master data maintenance to ensure the future quality, accuracy, and interoperability of data throughout the supply chain ecosystem.
Later in October, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center joined the Prodigo Family and selected Prodigo’s full Solution Suite. The health system chose Marketplace, Data Hub, and Xchange for control and transparency as well as to increase savings and drive performance improvements in its supply chain.
Then, another top health system joined the Prodigo Family and selected Marketplace to support the standardization and automation of its equipment-ordering workflow. The Altamonte Springs, FL-based health system chose the platform due to its scalability, flexibility, and customization opportunities for its 50-hospital organization.
Members of the Prodigo Family traveled to Nashville in October for Prodigo’s 7th Annual User Conference, where attendees took part in two days of learning, networking, fun, and discussing the theme of “Building High-Reliability Supply Chains.” More than 30 health systems and other healthcare organizations attended the conference, which included an industry leaders forum, demonstrations of Prodigo products, and presentations on everything from how new technology drives supply chain modernization to Prodigo’s 2023 Roadmap.
In November, a leading Dallas, TX-based health system with more than 40,000 employees went live with Prodigo’s Xchange platform to provide it with enhanced EDI automation and to improve the onboarding of its suppliers.
At the year’s end, many Prodigo Family members were included in the top 10 of Gartner’s Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 for 2022, while the Mayo Clinic was one of this year’s Masters. Prodigo clients in the top 10 included Banner Health (2), AdventHealth (6), UPMC (7), BJC Healthcare (8), Geisinger (9), and Baylor Scott & White Health (10). Bon Secours Mercy Health was No. 14, while Allina Health was ranked at No. 20.
As we enter 2023, Prodigo has laid out the top priorities for the healthcare supply chain in the coming year as it continues to adapt to changes in the industry and take leadership positions in initiatives that help to build high-reliability supply chains.
Success involves having the right partners – and this year, Prodigo was fortunate and proud to work closely with its existing clients on new ventures and welcome new health systems to the Prodigo Family.