GPO Standout – Provista

Editor’s Note: Like VHA and University HealthSystem Consortium, Provista is part of the Novation purchasing program. See VHA’s responses to all questions except the following:

Does Provista provide outsourced services to your members (that is, services provided by your organization, not by contract vendors)? If so, can you describe them?
No.

Does Provista provide onsite consulting to your members (that is, consulting provided directly by your organization, not by a contract vendor/consulting firm)? If so, can you describe these activities?
No.

To what extent does Provista assist members in local or regional contracting?
Provista does not do this.

Does Provista help members benchmark their clinical performance? If so, can you explain how?
No.

Does Provista help members benchmark their operational performance? If so, can you explain how?
No.

Does Provista offer information systems or reports to help members analyze and improve their supply chain performance (e.g., spending, contract utilization, product utilization)? If so, can you describe them?
No.

Does Provista offer members resources to help them:

Control the cost or usage of physician-preference items? No
Control spending on labor? Provista offers business service contracts for human resources to include: staffing services, interim management and executive search services (clinical and nonclinical), nurse staffing services, permanent and temporary physician placement, relocation and moving services and temporary IT staffing.
Create and manage a vendor-credentialing process? No

Can you describe the educational opportunities (meetings, conferences, webinars, on-line training) you offer your members?
Provista has an annual member meeting whereby we provide members with opportunities for working, educational sessions, CEU credits, and a venue to share best practices.

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