16 December 2019

Common Catalogue implementation continues

The HPV Common Catalogue team has been busy in recent weeks as we visit hospitals across the state to establish the best way to introduce the Common Catalogue at each health service.

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We are all looking forward to the implementation of a single source of product and pricing information which delivers supply chain efficiencies for health services and ultimately better patient outcomes.

HPV is now engaging with 14 health services, and the process for adoption of the catalogue is becoming more refined with many health services suggesting they can significantly reduce the implementation timeframe. That’s great news for the sector as the approach becomes standardised.

The discovery and benefit sessions we have been running outline two levels of adoption for the catalogue with the first level focusing on items that can be readily synchronised with local catalogues. There is now a clear process for identifying blanket purchase agreements that immediately deliver the greatest level of benefit for health services.

Over summer, HPV will start to share the catalogue with regional and rural health services in a non-live environment so staff can familiarise themselves with the module and try out it prior to and during training.

We will also be further refining data for health services looking to undertake discovery and benefit sessions in the New Year, while continuing to work on enhancements.