Healthcare Procurement: What Makes it Special?

An overview of the healthcare procurement landscape, including the legislative framework, procurement models and nuances of organizational culture. Learn about leading practice procurement methodologies, including approaches to innovation procurement. The session also provides an overview of how the Ontario Broader Public Sector (BPS) Procurement Directive impacts procurement processes.

 

Innovation Procurement and Agreeement Templates: Putting Theory into Practice

This session offers practical guidance on the new and expanded Innovation Procurement Toolkit. Learn how to leverage early market engagement (EME) strategies, outcome-based specifications (OBS) and value-based evaluation criteria (VBEC). We will also explore other important elements of the competitive documents and take a closer look at the corresponding agreement templates, highlighting key factors to mitigate risk.

 

Innovation Procurement Templates

HSCN has developed a Toolkit to assist healthcare organizations in developing innovation procurement strategies to support the uptake of innovation in the healthcare sector. The Innovation Procurement Toolkit Training Session will:

  • Provide an overview of innovation procurement and the implications of Ontario BPS procurement requirements
  • Introduce a Service RFP template modified for innovation procurement
  • Provide guidance on how to address key elements of an innovation procurement workflow, such as the development of requirements and evaluation criteria
  • Develop practical skills for constructing an innovation service RFP, incorporating the appropriate legal agreement to support innovation procurement
 
Practical Guidance on Data Improvement Programs 

Healthcare supply chain practitioners have a variety of legacy systems with master data that has been created, and continues to be created, without a controlled structure.  As a result, the data needed for strategic sourcing, for year over year comparisons, or for participation in group/shared services contracting work, requires endless rounds of “data cleansing” that are costly and necessary but secondary to delivering value.

This course is valuable for individuals responsible for managing data as an asset as well as for teams who will work together to immerse themselves in the concept before launching your organizational initiative.

Our expert will provide practical advice and will incorporate time to allow you to work on real-life examples on setting the strategy; creating the governance processes; building the tools and improving the legacy systems to break the cycle of endless data cleansing, giving practitioners more time to do sourcing and procurement.  In addition it will help the healthcare institutions become more effective partners with any GPO or SSO that they are working with to create consolidated contracts through the use of shared external standards.

 

Procurement Rules and the CFTA

The Canadian Free Trade Agreement came into effect on July 1, 2017. Has your organization updated its policies, practices and templates to account for new CFTA requirements?

Attend HSCN’s Professional Development workshop and find out if your procurement processes are compliant with current treaty rules.

 

 

Value Based Procurement: Understanding the Methodologies 

This course will give an overview of the chronology of events, what the HSCN national standard is, why use the HSCN standard for Vendor Credentialing, how to comply with the standard and what your next steps are.  This course is focused towards healthcare suppliers. The course provides a one-stop approach that covers all of the required materiel in the HSCN national standard.  Once all sales and “HCO on-site” maintenance staff complete this course, your company will be in a position to complete the HSCN National Vendor Credentialing Attestation.

This course is available as a webinar or through on-line e-learning.

 

Vendor Credentialing Educational Program 

This course will give an overview of the chronology of events, what the HSCN national standard is, why use the HSCN standard for Vendor Credentialing, how to comply with the standard and what your next steps are.  This course is focused towards healthcare suppliers. The course provides a one-stop approach that covers all of the required materiel in the HSCN national standard.  Once all sales and “HCO on-site” maintenance staff complete this course, your company will be in a position to complete the HSCN National Vendor Credentialing Attestation.

This course is available as a webinar or through on-line e-learning.