Health Systems

Three Reasons to Ramp Up Utilization Programs

In 2012, McLaren Health Care Corp., the largest integrated health system in Michigan, brought on a new systemwide Chief Medical Officer with a strong interest in driving quality in the organization. Noticing that the health system lagged inefficient blood usage compared to similarly sized institutions, the CMO challenged the organization to make improvements. Over the next three years, McLaren Health embarked on a blood utilization program that resulted in an estimated cost savings of $37…
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