You’ll want to make sure that the GPO you join has a deep understanding of the challenges your practice is likely to face, and access to the therapies your patients need.
To get the most out of your relationship, look for a GPO that offers practice analytics tools, automated inventory management solutions, practice consulting and educational opportunities that can help you improve your practice.
Contract pricing is an important component – but also look for a GPO that can help you turn mountains of inventory and drug use data into fast, actionable insights that can help you better manage your entire drug spend.
Close, highly collaborative GPO-distributor relationships are key to ensuring the seamless delivery of contracted products – and to ensuring you receive accurate, real-time data about your practice’s contract performance.
Many practices report that one of the most rewarding aspects of joining a GPO is the opportunity to connect with, and learn from, fellow member practices. GPOs should take the initiative to host regular member forums and events to help foster those relationships.
With so many changing dynamics in healthcare, it can be a challenge to remain up to speed with everything you need to know to position your practice for success. Your GPO should provide you with timely updates on the regulations, payment models, product news and trends that are most likely to impact your patients and your business.