Simplifying the Business of Healthcare
Lori Jensen, RN and Consulting Director of Advisory Solutions leveraged aptitude to streamline contracting for North Mississippi Health Services. As a healthcare consultant who is charged with helping hospitals reduce costs, Lori Jensen is a nurse who pulls double duty by also “dabbling” in supply chain. She strives to deliver results for her clients by managing multiple strategies all while navigating the complexity of healthcare procurement. The traditional process by which hospitals seek out cost reduction is mature and integrated throughout the organization. Typically, a consultant is hired and then goes through the art of getting data from the hospital, which can be a challenge. And once they get the data, the real work begins. They have to sort through it, analyze it, and then attempt to compare it to relevant data from similar hospitals to look for potential opportunities. While a consultant may be brought in to manage the process “as-is,” leveraging technology and data can deliver insight and efficiency, allowing them to escalate value for the provider. That is what contracting through the aptitude market has allowed Lori Jensen to do for her clients.
"The flexibility in the (aptitude) approach is really a complement to our process, not a disruptor. We are not having to stop what we are doing, we can just do what we do - faster.”