While many purchased services benefit the entire organization, others focus on specific departmental needs. These six GPO-enabled purchased services assist and empower nurses in non-acute care.
1. CLINICAL SERVICES MEET A RANGE OF PATENT NEEDS
Non-acute healthcare providers with critical support can use these purchased services to help aid clinicians and nurses. The healthcare professionals who deliver these essential services can provide care, perform healthcare procedures and offer a range of other services to diagnose and care for patients.
Long-term care facilities and physician offices can benefit from the clinical services to meet various resident and patient needs. In addition, ambulatory surgery centers can use the clinical services for anesthesia, diagnostics and other procedures.
2. FACILITY AND SUPPORT SERVICES ENHANCE THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Keeping a facility operational is a top priority. To provide an aesthetically inviting facility and campus while promoting patient and resident comfort, purchased services include performing preventive and routine maintenance to help ensure the building stays in working condition.
Services can range from elevator maintenance to air conditioning system upkeep to mowing the grass and improving the landscaping. Other offerings include ensuring automatic doors open properly to functioning heating systems that keep rooms warm.
Facility and support services involve providing laundry and linen cleaning to ensure nurses have clean uniforms to wear. Services can also cover patient transportation to help people get to and from their appointments on time. Outsourcing these services to experienced vendors ensures the jobs don’t end up falling on nurses to handle, which would add to their workloads and potentially take away time from direct patient care.