CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OhioHealth, a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health system, selected Casechek, a Chicago based company focused on implant supply chain automation, to support several critical programs. Casechek launched at OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital in August of this year. As part of its Quality and Affordability Initiative, OhioHealth will continue to implement Casechek’s platform across its care sites.
Like all busy health systems, OhioHealth’s clinical teams devoted extensive resources to the coordination and management of medical devices and the vendors who supplied them. Despite advancements in implant technology, the systems used to procure and manage these devices have remained largely unchanged. “With OhioHealth’s growing procedural volumes, we recognized that our current vendor management processes weren’t sustainable long term,” says Jason Guagenti, OhioHealth Senior Director of Operations.
“OhioHealth wanted to enhance and streamline processes for implant supplier communication, case coordination, and traceability of vendor owned inventory. Time previously spent by our clinical teams managing surgical implant inventory has now been redirected to support patient-centered initiatives,” commented Nikki Ross, OhioHealth System Director, Sterile Processing.
“Delivering the highest quality of care efficiently to our patients is central to everything we do. Automated systems and processes that improve documentation and information flow help us achieve these standards. With Dublin Methodist Hospital as a model, OhioHealth will implement Casechek across its care sites over the remainder of its fiscal year,” added Christy Newland, OhioHealth Director, Sterile Processing.
“We feel both fortunate and proud to collaborate with OhioHealth in its advancement of the implant supply chain. There is a huge opportunity to automate all implant related processes and we’re just getting started. The existing distribution model is broken and needs to change, but change doesn’t come without mutual trust and creative problem solving. Partners like OhioHealth make disruptive innovation possible,” stated Matt Brandt, Casechek Founder and CEO.
OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth has been recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics, an honor it has received six times. It is also recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for 11 years in a row, 2007-2017.
Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 29,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 10 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area.
OhioHealth hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital and OhioHealth Shelby Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at www.ohiohealth.com.
Based in Chicago, IL, Casechek is a customer service company that develops software to automate the implant supply chain. Founded in December of 2014, Casechek helps leading Hospitals and Health Systems across the country manage their implant suppliers. OhioHealth and other providers leverage Casechek’s services to ensure the medical devices they need are processed correctly and are ready for surgery – without all the hassles and distractions. For more information, please visit our website at www.casechek.com.